Water Heater Temperature: How to Measure and Where to Set It?
It’s easy to check the temperature of your hot water. Follow these four steps.
- Select the fixture you want to test (kitchen sink, bathroom, shower, etc.)
- Turn on only the hot water and let it run for three minutes (this will clear out any cool water that was in the pipes)
- Fill a container with the hot water
- Use an instant-read thermometer to measure the temperature
What is the right water temperature?
It is recommended that the temperature of your hot water not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
For reference, here’s a chart of temperatures and time it takes to create a 3rd-degree burn:
If you need help checking and adjusting your hot water temperature, give the experts at Agentis a call – we’re ready to help.