Cold Weather: How It Affects Your Water Heater
Keeping up with the demand for hot water during the cold season is taxing for water heaters. After all, they need to work harder and longer to meet your needs. While winter in Corona, CA, is milder than in other areas, it pays to understand how cold temperatures affect your water heater so you can take steps to prevent damage. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your reliable source of impeccable water heater services, discuss further:
1. Hot Water Supply May Run Out Quickly
Your plumbing pipes and fixtures are the most affected during the chilly season. The hot water cools down faster as it travels through the cold pipes. The water temperature from the heater to your faucet or showerhead can drop up to 10 degrees. This results in more hot water being used, causing it to run out faster than usual. During water heater repair in Corona, CA, we may need to add insulation to your unit to minimize heat loss.
2. Warming Up Water Takes Longer
Since cold pipes reduce the heat from your hot water, it makes sense that your water will take a few more minutes to heat up. However, if you keep getting lukewarm or cold water, you might have a faulty water heater installation that requires the immediate attention of a professional.
3. Higher Energy Bill
Besides the cold pipes, sediment buildup in the tank can make your hot water heater less efficient. The accumulated sediment tends to absorb heat from the water, causing your unit to exert more effort than it should. As a result, your heating costs may skyrocket.
While the chilly weather is beyond your control, taking precautions can help you mitigate its effects on your water heater. At A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, we’ll provide long-lasting solutions to ensure your traditional or tankless water heater stays in tip-top shape during the coldest times of the year. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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