- Existing water in the pipes. If you have a hot water tank system, the system needs to flush the water that has been sitting in the pipes, and not being heated, before you can access the hot water.
- The length of the pipes. This refers to the length of the pipes between the faucet you are using and the water heater. The longer the distance between these two, the longer it will take for the hot water to travel to the faucet.
- The size of the pipes. The smaller the width of your pipes, the faster the water will travel to your faucets.
- The material composition of pipes. The denser the material, the more heat is pulled out of the hot water, slowing the time it takes for your water to warm up. Copper pipes, a heavier metal, can retain more heat than piping such as PVC.
- Outside temperatures. Surprisingly, the weather can also affect how quickly hot water gets to your faucet. The air temperatures surrounding the pipes will affect how long it takes the water in the pipe to heat and maintain the heat in order to feel warm enough for you.
At Michael’s Plumbing, we can help out with all of your plumbing issues, including your hot water heater needs. Give us a call or contact us online to set up an appointment today!