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My hot water isn’t hot enough, how do I change the temperature?

Hot Water Heater Specialists | Geelong, Torquay & surrounds | Tomlinson Plumbing

Hot Water Heater Specialists | Geelong, Torquay & surrounds | Tomlinson Plumbing

Hot Water Heaters – Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove & surrounding areas

It’s important to firstly note that our regulations state that hot water heater temperatures must not exceed 50°C at outlets that are used for bathing.  The recommended temperature setting for very young children is 37°C – 38°C.

To prevent bacteria growth, particularly legionnaires, hot water should be set at a minimum of 60°C in your hot water unit cylinder, and then regulated for your bathing outlets, through the tempering valve, to between 38°C – 50°C .

However, if you feel that your showers are luke warm and the water from your kitchen tap just isn’t getting hot enough to wash the dishes properly, then take a look outside at your hot water heater.  Locate the thermostat dial (usually found behind the cover down low on storage units) and check to see if it has perhaps been turned to a ‘vacation’ setting, or down below the manufacturer’s requirements,  which will be noted on the back of the cover you’ve opened. Try adjusting the temperature up a little, but bear in mind the safety aspect.  Hot water scalding is not something you want to have to deal with.

If you are in doubt about your hot water unit’s temperatures, don’t take any chances.  Give us a call and we can set things up safely for your peace of mind.

We can assist with all types of hot water heaters –  Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan, Aquamax, Bosch & more.

 This is an article from our Hot Water Systems Series

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