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Why Does My Water Take So Long to Get Warm?

Prioritizing environmental friendliness could be the best tip for saving money.

Plumbing inspections and pipe insulation are important parts of ensuring your home’s environmental friendliness, but they also have a big impact on reducing energy costs and improving your utility experience. For example, with winter comes the dreaded task of showering. Most people will agree that this simple, once-beloved activity of summer becomes a harrowing nightmare in the vortex of cold weather.

Turning on the shower and waiting for warm water is a delicate kind of torture, as you stick your bare leg under the faucet again and again like the worst kind of fool – a hopeful fool, waiting for warm bath water. If this scenario sounds familiar, it’s time to invest in a better plumbing strategy for your home and end the suffering once and for all!

Why Plumbing Inspections Help

If you have issues with warm water, such as delays or unreliability, the first step you should consider is scheduling a general plumbing inspection. If you ignore the problem, it will probably get worse and definitely cost you money for inefficient operation in the meantime. If you notice a spike in your water bill, this could be further indication that something is amiss with your plumbing.

Here are some common culprits for warm water that takes too long to heat up:

  • The distance from your water heater source to your home is too far.
  • Your home needs a hot water recirculating device to maintain hot water flow.
  • Pipes carrying water to your home need better insulation to preserve heat.

Pipe Insulation Is Key

Did you know the pipes carrying water to your home and appliances need to be swaddled in protective insulation? And that lack of insulation is one of the most common causes of energy inefficiency as well as bad hot water heating. If your pipes are not encased by the proper insulation, they are vulnerable to ground cold and losing heat in the transfer process.

Learn more about environmental friendliness as well as the best plumbing tips by contacting our team of experts at MJ Frick.

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