Even in the summer, people tend to take warm showers. The idea of a cold shower just doesn’t sit well with most folks. Have you noticed that your water is taking longer than usual to warm up? What do you do if the water is taking too long to heat?
Why Is Water Taking So Long to Heat?
This can be attributed to a number of causes. Some possible reasons include:
- Low volume restrictor: Your shower may have a low volume restrictor. While this saves water, it can also prolong the time it takes the water to heat up adequately.
- Failing water heater: Like all other appliances, water heaters become less efficient as they get older. A plumber can inspect your heater and suggest a repair or replacement.
- Sediment buildup: The heater tank accumulates sediment over time. This is especially the case in regions with hard water, which deposits calcium and other minerals on the bottom of the tank. When sediment covers the heating element, it insulates the water from the heat source.