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What’s the Best Water Heater Temperature Setting?

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Have you ever adjusted the temperature of yourwater heater? If not, you could be missing out on a great energy-saving opportunity that also decreases the risk of a safety hazard in your home. So what are most water heaters set at when you purchase them and what are the benefits of lowering your water heater temperature setting?

Most manufacturers’ water heater temperature setting

When you purchase a new water heater, it will most likely be set at 140 degrees. That’s because that’s the temperature at which most manufacturers set their water heaters. However, due to safety risks and energy concerns, 140 degrees is considered too high by the EPA and many other water experts in the United States.

What is the best water heater temperature setting?

For safe and comfortable water that is also energy-efficient, it’s best to set your water heater at 120 degrees. This temperature setting has a number of different advantages, including:

How do you adjust your water heater temperature setting?

Before you adjust the temperature of your water heater, be sure to check your owner’s manual for the proper instructions. For gas water heaters, the thermostat dial is located at the bottom of the tank and you can simply turn it to adjust the temperature settings.

If you have any questions about your water heater temperature setting, or if you’d like a water heater serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your San Francisco plumbing, heating and coolingcompany. We service the San Francisco area and surrounding cities like Redwood City, San Mateo, Orinda and Santa Clara.

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