Water takes forever to heat up and it's close to the water heater

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Trottinbuddy, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Trottinbuddy

    Trottinbuddy New Member

    Feb 3, 2017
    We bought our house two years ago. I hate how long it takes for our water to heat up. All of our sinks are within 10 feet of the heater (it's a tiny place, 900 Sq ft). I grew up in a 1500 Sq ft house and never had this problem. Why does it take so long to heat from so close? The water heater is in the kitchen. And even the kitchen sink has to warm up.
  2. dj2

    dj2 In the Trades

    Aug 13, 2013
    Maybe your thermostat is set too low. Raise the temp, and if still having the problem, write back.
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  4. Smooky

    Smooky In the Trades

    Apr 4, 2011
    North Carolina
    The top element might be burnt out.
  5. fullysprinklered

    fullysprinklered In the Trades

    Jun 15, 2014
    self-employed plumber-electrician doing residentia
    Maybe you need a bigger house. Then you'd have an excuse.
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