Setting your hot water heater requires some thought & planning. Did you know, if your hot water temperature is set to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes three seconds to seriously burn your skin? Three seconds isn’t long at all.

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What’s more, The American Burn Association found that 41% of the homes they inspected were at unsafe levels capable of causing significant burns to your skin. Imagine if your hot water temperature were set to 150 degrees or more…

Additionally, when the temperature of the hot water tank is too high, it may affect its service life. But setting it too low can be unhealthy, as well, allowing bacteria to grow.

A good Rule of Thumb–a safe bathing and showering temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit. That means your temperature should be set at or below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. But remember, sometimes water heater thermometers vary depending on the brand, the age, or how much the water heater is used.

Need help with setup (or replacement/repair) of your water heater? Contact Bill the Plumber and our experts will be happy to assist! #billtheplumber #hotwaterheatersafety #sarasotaplumbers