Energy Tip Details
Although some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140° F, most households usually only need them set at 120° F. Setting the thermostat at a lower temperature threshold can save substantial amounts of energy.
What You Need to Do
  • Step 1
    Consult your water heater operating manual for instructions on how to reset the thermostat.
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