A few weeks ago I posted a problem with our 13-year old water heater and as per the suggestions received, we bought a new water heater.
Now the new problem: We replaced a 66 gallon with a 50 gallon water heater (66 gallon was out of stock). It is a whirlpool water heater (has two 5000 watt elements) with life-time warranty. Our household has only 3 people. When we bought the water heater we were assured that, it will be sufficient for a household of four people.
The problem we are facing right now is, the hot water is not even sufficient for two people to take a shower. The second person will end up with chilling cold water. We did not run our washer or dishwasher in the morning and hot water was not used for any other purpose.
When we noticed this problem, we increased the water temperature even up to 150 degree, thinking a higher temperature would solve the problem. The water did heat up to a higher temperature, but still the second person to shower is ending with cold water. Three people cannot take shower in the morning.
So please advice, is there anything wrong with the water heater? - Or is it just because it is smaller in capacity than what we need. Is there anyway to test that both elements in the heater are working?
Thanks for your advice and time.