Is the water that comes out of your faucet cold? Some homeowners experience problems with tap water that is warm, either right from the start when they open the faucet or later on after the water has been running for awhile. What could the cause be? There are many different reasons why this could happen, so you might need to do some research to find out.

If the water is cold in the summertime, but has issues in the wintertime, it could be that it is being heated up by your heating system, either from running next to a heating element or from sitting in pipes next to radiant floor heating.

On the other hand, if it is cold in the wintertime but warm in the summer, this could be due to the water sitting in pipes in an uninsulated area of your home where it gets very hot.

If this is a year-long problem, it could be due to the hot and cold water pipes sitting too closely together.

In most cases, insulating your water pipes is the solution, since it will minimize the influence of the surrounding temperature on your water.