Maybe it was an abrupt temperature change halfway through your morning shower. Or maybe you noticed that the water was getting cooler and cooler each night when you rinsed off. However you picked up on it, the fact is that your hot water is disappearing. And it is likely because of your hot water heater.
Similarly to your heating system losing the ability to produce appropriately warm air, your water heater’s inability to create hot water is a sign that there is something wrong with this vital home comfort system. And in both of these cases your response should be the same: contacting a professional to get the issue repaired.The key difference is that in this scenario you are calling a plumber.
However, you likely don’t want to wait until your hot water is gone before you reach out for a fix. So, what are the signs that your water heater is struggling that you can watch for before your shower gets icy?