How to Keep Bathwater Hot

by Marie Jones ; Updated October 06, 2017

Bubble bathtub being filled

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After a long day, you appreciate the luxury of soaking for an hour in a warm bubble bath. Topped with rose petals and bath salts, a bath can help your troubles melt away, but speedily cooling bathwater can curb that delightful experience. If you find yourself facing the problem of cold baths, there are several ways to minimize the discomfort of cold water and maximize the warmth you receive from your bath.

Step 1

Close the bathroom door. This not only keeps warmer, humid air inside the bathroom, but helps keep the cold air out.

Step 2

Pull the shower curtain or tub door closed to keep warmth inside the bathtub area.

Step 3

Run a small amount of hot water continuously in the tub. This keeps the rest of the water from cooling fast.

Step 4

Replace the insulation in your bathroom, or spring for better insulation that offers more warmth for your bathroom area.

Step 5

Purchase a new bathtub that has a built-in water heater. While it's unsafe to install your own heater or to keep an electrical space heater in your bathroom, some bathtubs come with preinstalled heaters designed to keep your water warm and comfortable.

Tips

  • Always test hot water before getting in the tub, to make sure it's not too hot.

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