How do I turn down the temperature on my water heater?
- Start by turning off power to the water heater at the circuit breaker.
- Find the access panel for the thermostat(s) and use a screwdriver to remove the panel.
- Peel back the insulation.
- Use a flathead screwdriver to adjust the thermostat up or down.
Just so, does turning down the temperature on a water heater save money?
Turning down the temperature 10 degrees Fahrenheit on your hot water heater saves 3 to 5 percent on energy costs, so a drop from 140 F to 120 F saves you 6 to 10 percent. Annual energy costs for a hot water heater vary from $100 to $200, so this simple change could save you anywhere from $6 to $20 per year.
Similarly, what should my hot water tank thermostat be set at? You may be surprised to know that while the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) recommends setting your water heater at 120 degrees. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) recommends setting your water heater thermostat at 140 degrees under certain circumstances.
Then, how do I adjust my water pressure?
Position the jaws of the wrench over the top nut of the adjustment screw. Turn the screw in a clockwise direction to increase the water pressure and a counterclockwise direction to decrease water pressure. Make the adjustment one or two full revolutions at a time. Open a water faucet to test the pressure.
What temperature is B setting on water heater?
On my water heater I get 120°F water with a setting of 'B. ' When the temperature at the tap is 120°F the temperature in the tank will be about 130°F which is enough to prevent bacterial growth.