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Electrical Repair: How to Adjust Water Heater Temperature

Last updated 5 years ago

Adjusting the temperature in your water heater can help keep your home comfortable and save on energy costs. Watch this video for a guide to changing your water heater’s thermostat.

Before working on your water heater, turn off the power supply by toggling the corresponding circuit breaker in your fuse box. Typically located behind a bottom panel of many electric water heaters, the temperature knob is best adjusted with a flathead screwdriver. An ideal temperature is around 125 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s important to note that higher temperatures increase the risk of scalding and also raise your energy costs.

Blue Dot Services of Maryland can assist you with any heating or cooling problems you may have. Call us at (410) 698-6465 if you have questions or would like to schedule a service appointment.

 

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