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What Temperature Should You Set Your Water Heater To?

What Temperature Should You Set Your Water Heater To?
December 06/2021

What Temperature Should You Set Your Water Heater To?

All homes have a water heater in them, or else you wouldn’t have any warm water running through your home. While most homeowners know how to properly care for their water heater and they know when it’s time to call a plumber for water heater repair, but they don’t know the proper temperature to set their water heater to. Some people set their water heater too high, while others keep the temperature too low. So, what’s the right temperature to set your water heater to? Today, we are going to find out thanks to Mr. Rooter Plumbing…

Water Heater Temperature

Our team of plumbers here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing often get asked what the perfect temperature is to set your water heater at. While the answer is simple, it does depend on your household. The normal setting when you get a new water heater installed is 140-degrees Fahrenheit, but this can vary depending on your home.

While most water heaters come preset to a certain temperature, that doesn’t mean that’s the exact temperature it needs to stay at. Are you looking to make your home more eco-friendly and you want to reduce the energy you use each month? The way to do so is by lowering the temperature of your water heater. You can set your water heater to 120-degrees Fahrenheit to reduce your energy bill. By lowering your temperature to 120-degrees Fahrenheit, you can also avoid coming into contact with scalding hot water.

So, you’re probably at the point of wondering why water heaters are typically set at such a high temperature, right? There are many reasons why water heater manufacturers set your water heater to 140-degrees Fahrenheit. The first reason being that they aren’t concerned with the amount of energy you use each month. Those who are eco-friendly oftentimes do their own research, and when a plumber installs your water heater or provides you with water heater repair, they aren’t thinking about your energy consumption.

Another reason the temperatures are set so high is that the manufacturers want to avoid receiving complaints if possible. It’s a fact that no one likes to turn on the hot water and get cold water. When they set the temperature of your water heater to a higher temperature, the likelihood of you getting cold water is far less, meaning customers are happier. There are certain standards plumbers need to follow when providing water heater installation or water heater repair, so when the Mr. Rooter Plumbing team comes to your home, you can talk to them about the temperature your water heater is set at.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing!

Are you looking for a team of trained plumbers to help with the temperature of your water heater? Is the temperature of your water off and you need water heater repair? Are you not sure what your water heater is set at and you want to change the temperature settings? Call the Mr. Rooter Plumbing team now to get one of our plumbers to your home!