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If I Turn Down My Water Heater Pressure Will My Water Stay Hotter Longer? Or Tips For Lasting Hot Water?

My hot water runs out very quickly i’ve tried turning the water temp down and it helped a little but I want it to last longer.

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  1. Comment by deb
    December 25, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

    You need to turn the temp up to have longer lasting hot water. But if you have kids or health problems this could be dangerous. You just have to remember your hot water will be very HOT.

  2. Comment by 007longb
    December 26, 2009 @ 1:39 am

    Turn the temp on the heater up, not down. Remember that as you use the hot water out of the water heater, cold water is coming into the water heater. The longer you are using the hot water, the more cold water that is mixing in the tank.
    So if you turn up the water temp, then the hotter water and the cold water when mixed up will be warmer, and should last longer.
    Also try not turning the water on all the way in the shower, thus not putting as much cold water into the tank over the same amount of time when compared to when you use a higher pressure.
    Make sure that both heating elements are good. Drain the tank threw the bottom valve (look like a valve that you hook a garden hose to), and make sure there isn’t a bunch of sediment in the bottom taking up space.
    Get a bigger hot water tank; I have a 50 Gallon tank. A 25 Gallon tank would last half as long as a 50 Gallon tank.

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If I Turn Down My Water Heater Pressure Will My Water Stay Hotter Longer? Or Tips For Lasting Hot Water?

My hot water runs out very quickly i’ve tried turning the water temp down and it helped a little but I want it to last longer.

Related Articles:

Powered By DT Author Box

Written by admin

  1. Comment by deb
    December 25, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

    You need to turn the temp up to have longer lasting hot water. But if you have kids or health problems this could be dangerous. You just have to remember your hot water will be very HOT.

  2. Comment by 007longb
    December 26, 2009 @ 1:39 am

    Turn the temp on the heater up, not down. Remember that as you use the hot water out of the water heater, cold water is coming into the water heater. The longer you are using the hot water, the more cold water that is mixing in the tank.
    So if you turn up the water temp, then the hotter water and the cold water when mixed up will be warmer, and should last longer.
    Also try not turning the water on all the way in the shower, thus not putting as much cold water into the tank over the same amount of time when compared to when you use a higher pressure.
    Make sure that both heating elements are good. Drain the tank threw the bottom valve (look like a valve that you hook a garden hose to), and make sure there isn’t a bunch of sediment in the bottom taking up space.
    Get a bigger hot water tank; I have a 50 Gallon tank. A 25 Gallon tank would last half as long as a 50 Gallon tank.

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