water heater temperature

October 8, 2015

Turn Down Your Water Heater Temperature to Save Money This Fall

Lowering the temperature on your water heater by 10 degrees shaves up to 5 percent off your water heating costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Water heater manufacturers often set the temperature of their water heaters to 140 degrees. So, there are plenty of energy dollars to keep in your pocketbook by turning down water heater temperature. Keep reading to learn how. Lower Temperature, More Savings The federal Energy Star program suggests that 120 degrees water temperature suffices […]
March 20, 2014

Water Heater Safety Tips to Prevent Fires, Explosion and Other Mishaps

Under normal conditions, hot water heaters are quite benign appliances. However, improper installation, handling or maintenance could have explosive results. Keep your home and your family safe with these tips. Lower the water heater temperature to between 120 and 125 degrees. This safety measure can prevent severe burns in homes with children or elderly residents. It also lowers your water heating bills. Keep paper and other combustible materials away from the water heater. Never store gasoline, paint thinner or cleaning […]