For safety reasons, it’s so important to make sure that your hot water unit is set to the correct temperature.
A child can be severely scalded in as little as a second, when the water temperature is around 65°C, a temperature not uncommon in some Australian homes with older storage hot water units.
The regulations state that the hot water service temperature 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 .
Give us a call on 5261 2422 - we can assist with hot water system installations, services and repairs -and we can make sure your temperature is set correctly.
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