Why is My Shower Not Getting Hot? A List of Common Issues

 Are you wondering why is your shower not getting hot? If yes, then you should check out our list here of things that could be wrong.

 Did you know that all those showers you take account for about 17% of your water consumption at home? Or that on average, eight-minute showers already use up to 17 gallons of water?

After all, showering is the most common form of whole-body hygiene. Aside from cleanliness, hot showers also have health benefits, such as muscle relaxation. The steam from hot showers also helps relieve symptoms of colds.

However, a shower not getting hot can take all these benefits away from you. At the very least, water not getting hot in the shower could leave you freezing.
If you encounter heating issues with your shower, it's best to know the possible culprits. This way, you'll know whether you can fix it on your own or if you need to pros to help you out.

Faulty Thermostat

Your shower’s thermostat controls the temperature of your water. So, if it has stopped working, then it won’t trigger your heater to heat the water. However, the reason could also someone accidentally turning off the thermostat.

As such, the first thing to do if you have no hot water in the shower is to check the thermostat. If it's still set to your desired temperature level, look for and press the red reset button on the shower unit. 

If this still doesn't do the trick, reset the hot water tank itself. Then, try running the shower again. If you still have no hot water, it's time to call your local plumbers.

Power Supply Issues

If there's no hot water in the house and not just in the shower, you may be dealing with a power supply issue.

In gas heaters, power issues usually occur due to running out of fuel or heating oil. In this case, your heater's pilot light would have turned off and you won’t see any flames. Contact your fuel provider so they can refill your tank and relit your tank’s pilot light.

If you have an electric heater, the circuit breaker it's connected to may have tripped. Check the breaker and make sure it's set to "ON". If it is and you still have no hot water, a heating element in your hot water tank itself may have burned out.

Call your local licensed plumbers to inspect and repair your hot water heater.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can occur if you run multiple fixtures all at once. This simultaneous use of water gives your water tank too little time to heat the water up. As a result, your shower may not produce hot water.

Note though that low water pressure can also be a sign of clogged water supply lines. In this case, you may not get any hot water at all even if you run only one appliance. It’s best to call a professional plumber if this is what you’re dealing with.

Solve Your Shower Not Getting Hot Issues ASAP

There you have it, your ultimate guide on the possible reasons behind your shower not getting hot. Try the basic troubleshooting steps we gave first. If none of them works, it's to phone a professional plumber. 

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