We have been slowly losing hot water pressure over the last year. It was so gradual, I can't exactly tell when it started, but now it is ver obvious. Different friends have given different thoughts on the idea--that it is the hot water heater that needs replaced, that it is the pipes (our house is 90 years old, plumbing has been somewhat upgraded).
Our hot water heater is about 10 years old, I think.
Here are my questions.
Has anyone had an issue with just hot water pressure, and what ended up being the cause?
If it is the hot water heater that has to be replaced, what is involved in replacing it with an on-demand hot water heater, and what is an approximate estimate of expense difference?
If it *isn't* the hot water heater, what else could it be?
My husband is away right now, not that either of us know much about plumbing, but I'd like to have some ideas for when he gets back. We don't have a huge amount of cash in the bank, but we can swing something around 1000 or less. I'm hoping it will be less.
Any thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?