How to Keep Shower Water Hot Longer
Hot water is not just for luxury – it’s essential to feeling good about yourself and having enough energy to do all that life throws at you. In this article, I will discuss how to keep shower water hot longer. So let us get started.
Most people take their showers in cold water. It’s a shame because they miss out on their day’s most refreshing and soothing part. The temperature of your shower can directly affect both how you feel and the amount of energy you have throughout the rest of your day.
Guide on How to Keep Shower Water Hot Longer:
1. Turn on your bathroom exhaust fan
It will suck out the humidity in the shower area. This will allow you to have access to better use of insulation materials.
2. Remove all faucets and handles
No water is wasted throughout the process of insulating your hot water tank. Dispose of all removed material after this step to avoid contamination later on when reassembling everything.
3. Insulate The Tank With Absorptive Materials:
To keep shower water hot longer, soak up as much heat as possible from the steam created during a shower session. You can do that by using aluminum foil sheets or air-inflated bags (used for packing breakables).
Put them around your water tank and secure them in place using tape. They will absorb all the heat the steam produces and trap it inside your water tank for later use.
4. Make Aluminum Foil Covers:
Make aluminum foil covers that can be placed on top of your faucets to prevent heat loss when you take a shower.
This way, you can enjoy a hot shower whenever you want instead of wasting the benefits by waiting for the temperature to return to its earlier level.
You can make these sheets yourself by simply rolling up pieces of aluminum foil into cylinders, folding their ends to meet each other, and secure them with tape around the edges (with no overlaps).
Next, roll up another piece, but this time cut out its center section to fit it around your faucets. Then do the same for the third one by cutting out its center section to make a hole where you can put it over your shower head.
Finally, just tape all three pieces together using aluminum tape, ensuring no overlaps between sheets.
5. Cover All Open Spaces With Tape As Well:
Cover all open spaces with foil or bags so that any flowing water won’t seep through them and escape into the air instead of being used for insulation purposes. Secure them with tape too.
6. Insulate All Unused Holes And Open Areas Of Your Shower Wall:
Tape aluminum foil to any openings on your shower walls as well (e.g., those that serve as outlets for excess water) and secure it there using aluminum tape or something similar as well after covering each opening with several layers of aluminum foil so no cold air can seep
through them and cool off the steam inside your shower area instead of keeping it contained where you want it to be – near your hot water tank and not wafting away into the rest of the bathroom space.
7. Cover The Exhaust Fan:
Cover your exhaust fan vent with a black towel, ensuring that both sides are covered, including all the open spaces between them. Do this so that any escaping steam won’t seep through uninsulated surfaces and escape into the rest of your bathroom instead of being sucked in by the exhaust fan and then transferred into your hot water tank.
8. Turn The Exhaust Fan On:
Turn on your bathroom’s exhaust fan to its highest speed, assuring that all excess humidity is immediately sucked out of your shower area and transferred into your hot water tank for retention purposes.
9. Insulate The Pipe Connected To Your Hot Water Tank:
Cover exposed cold water pipes with aluminum foil too using aluminum tape or something similar to give them extra insulation properties needed to keep shower water hot longer while keeping cold air from seeping in through open vents and cooling down your water tank’s contents instead of holding them desirable inside the tank at all times.
10. Cover Cold Water Valves:
Tape aluminum foil sheets around cold water valves as well. Place these on any outlets where excess steam may seep, such as those that lead to bathrooms and other areas that aren’t part of your hot water circulation system.
It would help if you also covered valves leading to rooms with windows because they provide a direct channel for heat loss through open glass surfaces whenever you turn on appliances in those spaces (such as washers, dryers, and dishwashers) or open the windows themselves (to let warm air escape and be replaced by cold air coming in from outside).
11. Install Insulating Foam Around Cold Water Valves:
Insulate all cold water valves that lead to your hot water system and those that lead to rooms with windows by applying special insulating foam around their exterior (and also covering them with aluminum foil) as these.
Are the main entry points for cold air coming in and cooling down your water heater.
Precautions While Keeping Shower Water Hot For ling Time:
1. You should keep the curtains away from the showerhead while you are bathing. If the curtain is too close to water, it absorbs a great deal of heat and thus reduces the overall temperature of your bathroom.
2. You should also know that going in a hot shower relaxes us but opening an energy-saving valve does more harm than good because of its unique mechanism of action. Sometimes, using this valve can cause a drop in water pressure, leading to less hot water for your bath or shower.
3. Keep changing your temperature settings frequently during showers. This will help keep both the tub and rainwater piping system warm due to constant friction between them, which helps retain their temperature longer. It also helps to heat cold water coming from the source during showers.
4. Make sure that you are using a low-flow showerhead because it reduces the loss of hot water due to excessive vaporization by condensation inside the pipe system, and it will help your bath or shower last longer.
5. Keeping doors shut while bathing is also an essential precaution as this allows for much more efficient heating of all surfaces in your bathroom, thus keeping your water hot for a more extended time.
I hope you have all the necessary information on keeping shower water hot longer. Ensure all the precautions while trying out the steps. Thank you and have a nice day