Why Your Water Heater Doesn’t Fill Your Whirlpool Tub

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It is a disappointment for so many people. They move into a house with an oversized whirlpool tub. It’s the kind of luxury they’ve always imagined. Expectantly, they fill the tub for the first time. That’s when the disappointment sets in. The hot water runs out before the tub is even a quarter filled.

In an attempt to keep the tub in use, they turn to placing hot rocks in the tub, or boiling water on the stove. This doesn’t seem luxurious and it doesn’t last for long. Most often, the tub becomes a decoration taking up most of the bathroom. It sits empty, collecting dust.

What’s wrong with the whirlpool tub? Nothing is wrong. The tub is fine. The problem is with the source of the hot water.

Simply, the hot water heater is too small for the tub.

This problem should have been solved upon installation of the tub. Unfortunately, in an effort to minimize costs, luxury tubs are often installed without making the necessary changes, including the water heater.

An oversized tub needs a water heater with a larger capacity. This can mean a larger-sized water heater tank, two tanks working together, or a tankless water heater.

hot-water-heater-undersizedIf you have the whirlpool tub already, and your water heater can’t keep up, you will need to make a change if you want to fill the tub with hot water.

If you haven’t yet installed the tub, but plan to, you’ll need to choose the right water heater for the job.

A water heater repair professional can help you look at all the possibilities, taking into account your budget and your overall hot water needs, so you can make the right decision. You don’t want to get partway through a renovation, only to discover your costs exceed your budget. And everything needs to be done to code, with no shortcuts.

With the right kind of help, you can have the luxury you want, with the most affordable and efficient system to support it.

If you want to enjoy that whirlpool bath, you deserve to set it up right from start to finish. A trusted, licensed hot water heater repair professional can help you make the best choices.