Energy Tip Details
The ideal temperature for a water heater is 120 degrees F. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lowering your water heater temperature to 120 degrees F can reduce energy costs by up to 30%.
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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