“Why Does My Shower Run Out of Hot Water?”

Allen HartBoilers, Central Heating, Plumbing

Whether it’s when at a crucial time like the morning rush or late at night, we’ve all been in a position where our showers let us down. There are handful of reasons that this can happen so let’s take a look at a few reasons why your shower might run out of hot water…

Here’s what we think based on our experience working in Leeds

Because of your boiler type

You might not know this but the type of boiler that keeps your home warm might be the reason why you keep running out of water when it comes to showering. System boilers are common choice of boiler for homes that need to be able to deliver water to more than one location at one time.  

However, one of the biggest weaknesses of this kind of boiler is that they need to make sure of a tank to be effective. What this means for the average homeowner is that once the heated water inside of the tank is used up, you’ll have to wait for another batch of water to be heated before you can use it again. As showers can use a large amount of water if they are used for too long, that means that if multiple people want to shower in a short space of time, you’ll have to ration your usage. 

Because of your boiler’s health

It’s important to make sure that you get your boiler checked annually to make sure it is working as it should be. If your boiler doesn’t get this kind of care, then it’s possible that the inner workings of your boiler aren’t working as efficiently as they should be which can limit the amount of hot water that it can deliver. 

Annual servicing allows your engineer to make sure everything is in order, but more important potentially identify issues before they become big problems. If you start to notice noises that you haven’t before such as loud bangs or a kind of whistling noise, then these are usually tell tale signs of boilers that have limescale build up which has been known to limit water flow. 

If this is the case then the best thing that you can do is get in touch with a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. This is important for homeowners to know because only people that are Gas Safe registered are allowed to handle any aspect of gas by law. That means that ever if you “know someone” that can help you, please make sure that they have the proper credentials to handle the job.

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