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Why Am I Losing Hot Water?

Ace Pelizon Plumbing is here to help with the answers to many of our customers most frequently asked questions about water heaters. Call our team to schedule service or for more information about your water heater if you’re within our service area.

Why Am I Losing Hot Water?

Not getting enough hot water from your shower or kitchen sink? There are a few different possibilities for this all-too-common water heater issue.

  • Inadequate sizing – Your tank may not be large enough to handle the hot water needs of your family members.
  • Broken dip tube – A plastic tube directs cold water entering the tank to the very bottom, so hot water can rise with ease and head out to your faucets. But this tube could break or deteriorate and require replacement.
  • Broken dip tube – A plastic tube directs cold water entering the tank to the very bottom, so hot water can rise with ease and head out to your faucets. But this tube could break or deteriorate and require replacement.

What Should I Know about Different Types of Water Heaters?

You don’t have to go with the standard tank water heater when you are replacing an old unit! You can upgrade to a tankless water heater in most cases, which requires less energy because it does not require that water is heated all throughout the day. However, a tankless water heater does cost more. The energy savings can offset the price, but some people prefer to keep a tank water heater for the low initial price.

How Will I Know When My Water Heater Needs Replacement?

Most water heaters do not live much longer than about 15 years. With proper maintenance, you may be able to prolong its lifespan, but it’s best to replace it as early as you can to avoid major leaks and sudden system breakdowns.

Any signs of rust or corrosion (rust flakes in the water, a worn tank) mean you may need to replace it. Otherwise, consult with a technician to see if it can be repaired.

Ace Pelizon Plumbing offers water heater service in Diamond Bar, CA. Call our team for quality service at a fair price!

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