An insufficient hot water heater can turn a daily shower into a game of Russian Roulette. One minute, you’re rinsing the sleep from your eyes and reaching for the shampoo bottle. Then, in the blink of eye, the water temperature plummets. Readers with big families, you know the drill. And nothing takes the joy out of a relaxing soak after a long day quite like running out of hot water halfway through filling the bathtub. You either make do with lukewarm or skip the whole thing altogether. Trouble is, what are homeowners to do if they want to prevent these issues from continuing? Take fewer showers? That’s out of the question.
“Larger tanks might solve capacity problems, but they are an expensive remedy.”