The water heater in our apartment building is not worth a hill of beans (yes, I like my southern sayings). It has enough heat to run either 1 shower and a dishwasher OR a load of laundry and a dishwasher, but never all three at once. And you can forget about getting hot water in the afternoon. Either 11-12 at night, 5:30-6:45 (NOT 7:00) in the morning, and at times, 4:30-5:00 in the afternoon. But try taking a hot shower at 2:30 in the afternoon and you'd better be part penguin. brrrr. I ended up getting a washcloth wet with lukewarm water and washing up with that, then I bit the bullet and stuck my head under the faucet at the sink in order to wash my hair. In a matter of seconds, the water turned from lukewarm to liquid ice.
It's horrible. Absolutely horrible. #1 request for a new place--- hot water!!!!!!!!