Cooler winter temperatures are now becoming the norm here in Dixon, Davis and Vacaville. This is the time of year when everyone simply wants to stay warm and comfortable, which can be easier said than done if you’re experiencing issues with your HVAC system or water heater. The issue of lukewarm water is something that no one ever wants to deal with, yet some homeowners find themselves affected not only in the winter, but throughout the entire year.
Is lukewarm water ruining your day? Fortunately, there are things that can be done to turn this around. First, let’s look at some of the reasons behind this all-too-common problem.
Lukewarm Water: The Causes
As with many aspects of home performance, there can be a number of different root causes of lukewarm water, many of which fly below the radar for most homeowners. Those who have electric water heaters and have historically had plenty of hot water may be dealing with a broken lower heating element, for example.
Other issues that can be at play include a lack of fuel for gas heaters, a broken dip tube, issues with a safety shut off, a broken thermostat or even a clogged pipe. The latter of which is a scenario that doesn’t involve your water heater at all, yet it still has the same end result—water that never seems to get hot enough for showering or doing the dishes.
Solutions for Lukewarm Water Heater Problems
For one reason or another, many homeowners eventually come to the conclusion after months or even years of dealing with lukewarm water that the circumstances are just how they are. Really, though, if your water takes forever to heat and/or never fully gets to a comfortable temperature, there’s something wrong with your water heater. At Greiner Heating, Air, and Electric, our team of home performance specialists is well-versed on how to identify problems with both electric and fuel-based water heaters.
Often, these units can be repaired and put back into action, but sometimes, the best solution is to purchase a brand new high-efficiency water heater. Those who prefer tank-based systems have plenty of different options to choose from, too, and since they work faster and more efficiently than units from the past, you’ll never have to worry about running out again.
Lukewarm water shouldn’t be normal in your home. Contact us today to learn more about water heating repairs and installations or to schedule an appointment.