Temperature levels are important in a few different areas of your home, and one that sometimes doesn't receive enough attention is that of your water heater. Water heaters are set to a specific temperature, with a thermostat that regulates this temperature - and there are some cases and situations where, as a homeowner, it pays significantly to assess your water heater's temperature and consider lowering it.
At Neighborly Plumbing & Services, we're happy to offer a number of plumbing services for clients around Salt Lake City, including water heater solutions for any need you may have in this area. What are some of the signs or reasons that might indicate you should consider lowering your water heater temperature, and how can this be done either on your own or with the help of our plumbers? Here's a simple rundown.
Have you begun to notice that the water temperature coming out of your taps is reaching a level that's uncomfortable? This can be due to hot water temperatures that are set too high. There are even some cases where such water heater temperatures can lead to burning or scalding risks, such as children or elderly individuals showering without realizing the temperature is too high.
In these cases, lowering the temperature is imperative to ensure safety and avoid these risks. Many water heaters will be automatically set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or sometimes even higher, but most households will find that a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit is more than enough for them.
Another major reason why many may choose to lower the temperature of their water heater is due to cost savings. If your energy bill has been rising steadily in recent months, it could be because you're spending more money than necessary on heating up your home's hot water - and this can easily be solved by lowering the temperature level on your water heater's thermostat.
You might be surprised at just how much energy it takes to heat your water, and by adjusting the thermostat to a lower temperature level, you may be able to save significantly on your energy bills.
At Neighborly Plumbing & Services, our team of experienced plumbers can help with all of your water heater needs - including assessing and lowering the temperature as needed.
Some people may not realize it, but hotter water heater temperatures actually increase the likelihood of sediment buildup in your tank. Any temperature above 120 degrees Fahrenheit will cause minerals, scale, and other debris to accumulate in the water heater over time - and this can lead to costly repairs or replacement down the line.
This is another reason why you might want to consider lowering the temperature on your water heater - as it can help prolong its lifespan and make sure that sediment buildup doesn't become a major issue.
Whether you're going to be carrying this job out on your own or receiving assistance from our expert plumbers, here's the typical approach for how to lower the temperature of your water heater:
By following these steps, you'll be able to properly lower the temperature on your water heater and ensure that you're getting the most out of your energy bills - while also avoiding any safety risks associated with higher temperatures.
For more information on water heater temperature levels or for assistance in adjusting the thermostat, contact Neighborly Plumbing & Services today! Our team of experienced plumbers will be happy to help with all your water heating and other SLC plumbing needs.
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