Why Does My Shower Run Out of Hot Water so Fast?

One of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from Bay Area homeowners is, “Why does my shower run out of hot water so fast?” This is a great question, and today we’re going to talk about some of the most likely answers!

First, determine whether or not this is a new problem

The first step toward figuring out why your shower runs out of hot water so fast is to determine whether or not this is a new problem. If your showers have always been short on hot water, feel free to move on to the next section.

If your showers just recently started running out of hot water too quickly, and your family has not changed their water-consumption habits, contact Cabrillo. There could be an issue with your water heater (such as a broken dip tube or failing thermocouple) that is preventing your unit from heating water properly. These problems are best handled by a professional plumber.

Why does my shower run out of hot water so fast?

Consider the tankless water heater option

One solution to the lack of hot water problem is to install a tankless water heater. Instead of using a tank with a specific storage size, tankless water heaters heat water on-demand whenever you need them. Be sure to talk with the experts at Cabrillo to determine whether or not a tankless system is right for your home!

If you have any questions about why your shower runs out of hot water so fast, or if you’d like a plumbing system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor.

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