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December 19, 2017
You might not see the crowds or any cheering fans, but every morning there’s a huge race going on in homes all around the greater Chesapeake, VA area. The award is even better than a medal — it’s the prize of hot water for a shower. It’s not something you should have to race for, but many households continue participating in these races day in and day out. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to finally stop the morning race for hot water in your home.
1. Use a Low-Flow Shower Head
Switching out your existing plumbing fixtures for low-flow versions will not only help you save on your home’s water bills, but you’ll also use less water when showering or bathing. Low-flow shower heads still make for a pleasant showering experience while allowing you to reduce your hot water usage, so other family members won’t have to deal with only being left with cold water.
2. Switch to Showering at Night
While sometimes it’s great to take a shower in the morning to help you wake up, you can just as easily shower at night, leaving others to shower in the morning. Showering at night can be especially useful during the cold weather to help you relax before bed and help you avoid having to deal with wet hair in the morning.
3. Install a Tankless Water Heater
But if you don’t want your hair to be a mess in the morning and want to resolve the issue of the morning race for good, then installing a tankless water heater is your best option. Unlike a traditional tank water heater that stores a finite amount of hot water, a tankless water heater heats water on-demand, right when you need it. This means you’ll never run out and since you’re not constantly using energy to keep a whole tank of water hot, you’ll also lower your energy bills.
Russell’s: More Than Just HVAC — We Do Water Heating Too!
At Russell’s Heating and Cooling, we’ve been helping homeowners all around the Hampton Roads area with their home heating and cooling needs for 40 years, but we handle water heating as well. Our expert technicians can help you stop the morning race so that everyone in your household has enough hot water for even the longest of showers.