Dec 27, 2018

How to Change the Temperature on Your Hot Water Heater

Adjusting the temperature of your hot water can be easy especially when you follow simple steps. If you have a faulty water heater temperature setting, please contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing, and a certified, experience water heater plumber will be dispatch to your location as soon as possible. 

The water heater in your home is one of the most important appliances and component part of your plumbing and with scheduled maintenance service, you can extend the lifespan of the appliance. One of the most suitable ways of protecting and maintaining your water heater is to set its operational temperature at the right level. 

Adjusting the temperature settings of different types of water heaters

The Gas valve water heaters are quite easy to adjust when it comes to temperature settings. All you must do is to locate the knob located on the valve and then adjust the temperature to between 115 and 120 °F. with this lowered setting the water heater tank will be protected against overheating, which also means there will be less energy needed to heat up the water. 

Electric water heaters, on the other hand, can be more intricate when it comes to adjusting their temperatures. The first step you should take perhaps is to shut down the power supply to the water heater. Once the main power supply has been shut off, move to the panel of the water heater and then take out the insulation. Once the insulation is removed, you will notice two thermostats on the electric water heater. what you need to do at this stage is to take a flathead screwdriver to adjust the temperature setting to between 115 and 120 °F. You may want to start with 115 °F if the water is already hot, and in the winter, you can increase it to °F. You should ensure that the top element has a higher temperature than the lower thermostat. 

Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers 100% reliable water heater maintenance services

If you are finding it difficult to adjust the thermostat of your water heater after taking all the steps mentioned above, you may have to contact a professional water heater plumber. In most cases, a faulty thermostat may be the reason why your water heater temperatures are ineffective. When your thermometer is faulty, your water heater may deliver too hot or lukewarm water. 

Mr. Rooter Plumbing can troubleshoot common and uncommon complex problems that may cause water heater’s inefficiency. The earlier you schedule a maintenance service, the earlier you can detect these problems that can plague your water heater. In some instances, the thermometer may be working efficiently but other components like the heating element or the safety pressure and temperature valve may be faulty. Only a scheduled maintenance service can resolve these issues before they become more complicated or even cause the water heater to break down. 

Issues such as water heater valves must be taken seriously to avoid explosions that can cause accidents. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing today!



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