My Shower Water Doesn’t Get Hot, Why?
Perhaps there’s something wrong with your hot water’s temperature control. It could also be because of a burned out element (if it’s an electric water heater). Another reason is that the dip tube might have already deteriorated (which makes the cold water go directly to the hot water feed pipe instead of going to the burner to be heated).
To confirm the source of the problem, you can start by turning on every tap that’s connected to the water heater. If all taps are working fine and the water’s hot, there might be something wrong with the shower or its connections and components. For example, the shower valve might have some malfunction because even if it’s turned to Hot, cold water still comes out.
Aside from the shower valve’s basic malfunction, another potential reason for the shower not getting hot is that the water heater can’t keep up with the demand. Perhaps there are too many people or a few appliances that need the hot water at the same time. If the hot water’s capacity is lower than that of the demand, expect the water to be not hot enough or far from hot at all.
When should you call a hot water technician?
Whenever the hot water’s malfunctioning, you should call a technician right away. This is to prevent the problem from getting worse and for your own safety as well. That’s because maybe there’s a leak already or an electrical component or heating element is malfunctioning. If neglected, it could result in total damage or breakdown of the component.
In addition, inspecting a hot water for any problem requires plumbing and electrical expertise. It’s hard to know the actual cause of the problem because a hot water system is made up of several components with several plumbing and electrical connections.
Also, you don’t have to think and do it all yourself. Perhaps your hot water is still covered by the warranty which is why it’s good to review the Owner’s Manual or call the company where you bought your hot water. You might not have to spend anything to make your hot water working properly again.
If you have more questions about your hot water or you suspect there’s a problem, you can contact us here at NSW Hot Water. If there’s a serious problem, we can send a technician right away.