Have you ever been taking a nice hot shower and the water suddenly turned frigid? It’s one of the most startling experiences. Thankfully, some water heaters allow the water to get cold slowly so you know the hot water is running out before it becomes ice cold. Unfortunately, this can happen right in the middle of shampooing your hair, which means the rest of the shower will be quite chilly. The friendly plumbers at Holloway Plumbing would like to offer a few helpful tips to prevent this from happening, especially when guests come to visit you here in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne and the Surrounding Area.
First it is important to remember that water heaters that use tanks take at least 20 minutes to refill the tank once it is empty. It also takes at least 20 minutes to heat the water. If possible, try to schedule showers at least 50 minutes apart. If you can schedule them an hour apart that is even better because your water heater will only deliver 2/3 of its capacity. This is because while you are using the hot water, cold water is entering the tank to replace the hot water being used. This cold water dilutes the hot water. Most hot water problems stem from having a water heater in your home that is not the right size. When picking a water heater you should aim for a tank capacity of 10-15 gallons per adult in the house. Or, if you are ready to replace your water heater you could always look into tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand so you never run out of hot water.
If you ever suspect that there is something wrong with your hot water heater, or you are ready for a bigger or better water heater, give Holloway plumbing a call. We can help you determine the best water heater for your home and budget, and service your existing water heater so you can get the most out of it.
The friendly plumbers at Holloway Plumbing are fully knowledgeable on all codes and licenses and are honored to help keep your family safe by providing superior service. We are here to help all of our Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne, & Texas Hill County neighbors with all of their plumbing needs. Feel free to contact us 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and our qualified technicians will help remedy any of your plumbing issues.
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