Why Your Water Heater Output Is Low

Why Your Water Heater Output Is Low


A water heater is only as good as the amount of hot water it can supply on demand. If the system can’t supply hot water, there really isn’t a point to it, is there? So when your water heater’s output is dropping it’s a pretty big issue. There are a number of different reasons why this might be happening. Let’s take a look at some of those reasons below.

Burner Assembly Issues

The majority of water heaters in the country make use of natural gas in order to heat water. That means relying on a burner assembly in order to combust the natural gas. There are a couple of different problems that could cause your burner assembly to stop functioning properly. First, it’s possible that you have a blockage or a leak in your natural gas line. This will deprive the burner assembly of the fuel it needs to generate heat. The other possibility is that you have a clogged burner assembly. This can happen if the assembly isn’t cleaned often enough, causing carbon deposits to build up on it and clog the jets.


It’s also possible that your water heater is just straight up too old to keep up with demand anymore. The older a water heater gets, the more its various parts will wear down. The efficiency of the system will drop, which means that its output will eventually drop as well. If your water heater is older than 10–15 years, you may want to talk to a professional about installing a new one. There’s not much that can be done to reverse the effects of wear and tear on a system.

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