Risks of Setting the Water Heater Temperature Too High or Low
The temperature setting on your water heater is essential in maintaining a comfortable and safe environment in your home. While it may seem like a minor detail, setting it too high or low can have serious consequences. A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your trusted provider of first-rate water heater services, shares the risks of doing so:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reveals that there are about 4,000 scalding accidents in a home every year. Most of these accidents occur when people are trying to heat water on the stovetop. However, some scalding accidents happen when the temperature setting on your traditional or tankless water heater is too high. Going beyond 120 degrees Fahrenheit can potentially inflict first-degree burns, especially on young children and the elderly.
High Energy Costs
Setting the temperature too high can also lead to energy waste. It causes your water heater to work harder than necessary to maintain the set temperature. This results in higher energy bills and unnecessary wear and tear on the system, prompting premature water heater repair in Oceanside, CA.
Meanwhile, there is a risk of Legionnaires disease if the hot water heater temperature is set too low. This type of pneumonia can be caused by inhaling water vapor containing Legionella bacteria. The bacteria thrive in warm, stagnant water and can cause serious respiratory illnesses. Symptoms of Legionnaires disease include fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
If you have concerns about the temperature setting on your water heater installation, it’s always best to consult with a professional from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. You can also rely on our team to tune up your unit and keep it in the best shape possible. We work on all makes and models.
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