How hot should you set your hot water heater temperature?
Under Australian law the internal temperature of a hot water heater must be set at 70 degrees celsius. This temperature kills harmful bacteria and preserves a safe operating temperature for your hot water system.
We would strongly discourage inexperienced people from adjusting their hot water thermostat themselves. Not only is there the potential of damaging your hot water heater and voiding your warranty, but you risk the potential of serious injury from electrocution.
A tempering valve will reduce the risk of hot water scalding
The hotter the temperature of your hot water heater, the greater the risk of a scalding accident. Our experienced tradespeople can fit a tempering valve to the hot water pipe running to your bathroom and ensuite which will keep the hot water temperature below 50 degrees celsius. This reduces the risk of scald injury yet still allows hotter water to flow to the kitchen and laundry.
Still having hot water system problems?
If these steps don’t provide any solutions, we suggest you contact our service department on 1800 266 999 for advice. Our hot water service centre is open 7 days a week from 7am – 6pm.
Hot water is our business – it’s not a sideline. Each year we install over 4,000 hot water systems in Sydney and Central Coast homes and businesses. As one of Sydney’s largest hot water system suppliers, our enormous buying powers and ability to buy direct from the manufacturer means we can pass attractive savings on to our customers. Our fully qualified, licensed hot water heater installers have over 20 years experience each so don’t hesitate to contact us direct for advice and assistance.