Water contains dissolved gases, and the higher the water temperature, the less gas can be dissolved. As tap water is heated under pressure, the gas cannot always immediately escape, so microscopic air bubbles form. So, technically speaking, it’s due to the physics of heating and moving the water through a pressurised system (your hot water unit).
After a few minutes, the cloudy water should clear.
If you fill a glass with water, you may even be able to see the tiny air bubbles rising to the surface as the cloudiness disappears from the bottom upwards.
If hot water cloudiness doesn’t clear, please consult your plumber!
Tomlinson Plumbing has the experience and expertise to help you with your hot water in Torquay, Geelong, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and surrounding areas. We can assist with all types of hot water heaters – Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan, Aquamax, Bosch, Dux, Thermann & more.