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What Temperature Should your Water Heater be Set to?

Sep 1

Your water heater accounts for about 18% of your home’s energy bill. If you set it too high, you will be paying the price in your monthly utility bills. On the flip side, if you have it set too low-your showers may not get hot enough (short showers), or worse-you could be at risk of growing bacteria and developing diseases such as Legionella which is quite dangerous to humans! Don't ever let this happen by setting our water heater below 120 degrees Fahrenheit--as stagnant dirty water inside can encourage a buildup of harmful bacteria like legionella that are downright deadly when ingested into one's body from contaminated sources such as standing pools on surfaces where people touch/wash their hands after using toilet facilities etc…


You've been doing a lot of research lately, maybe even reading this article. You know that the EPA recommends 120 degrees because it's hot enough to keep diseases at bay and not too hot for scalding but what is your water heater set-point? The best setting could vary based on factors like how many people are in your household or if you're worried about affordability. If you have any questions about which temperature range would be best for you, please call our expert plumbing team!


Factors That Affect Hot Water Temperature Setting

This remarkable plumbing system is rare in the United States, but it can be found across Europe. It has been adopted by many countries due to its efficiency and cost-effectiveness since water does not have to constantly run through pipes for heat exchange when you turn on a hot tap or take a shower.

This type of piping involves either PEX pipe (polyethylene cross linked), PVC pipe (Polyvinyl Chloride) or copper tubing with compression fittings used as joints instead of soldered connections which are required by other types of systems like pex and cpvc.


Solutions to Common Hot Water Tank Problems

If you’re concerned about pathogens in your hot water, or want to keep scalding water away from people with sensitive skin, consider a hot-water booster. This device keeps the temperature of your tank at 140 degrees but mixes it with cold tap water before reaching the tap for an average 120 degree final temp. If time is on your side and blisteringly boiling temperatures seem too harsh for someone like yourself that has sensitive skin due to frequent burns while cooking dinner - look into a circulating system instead! 

The circulation will slowly travel through pipes which are filled near constantly throughout all parts of your home so after being heated up initially and then cooled down repeatedly over many miles (I mean feet) until they eventually reach their destination.


Professional Plumbing Services

Don't let your water heater go unnoticed. With the Sewer Surgeon Plumbing, you'll get a professional plumber to help with any problems that may arise and adjust the heat level of your hot water quickly so it's just right for an enjoyable shower or dishwasher load from start to finish!