Ideal The Best Water Heater Temperature

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Glendale AZ

Much has been discussed over exactly what is an optimal water heater temperature level setting. Lots of sources, including ENERGY STAR, offer the energy saving elements of temperature levels of 120 degrees or lower. And yes, there are cost savings to be had, but realistically for those whose current setting is closer to the typical factory preset temperature of 140 degrees.

On the other hand, not as many share info about the possibility of contracting Legionella bacteria with a lower setting, especially with a temperature lower than 120 degrees. OSHA specifies some outstanding safety measures for preventing this.

Water Heater Repair Glendale AZ’s¬†conclusions are that it is something that each family should weigh in terms of possible health issues mainly. For those with kids or with elderly people in the house, a higher setting can be a water scalding concern. Conversely, those susceptible to contracting respiratory infections, a higher setting should be used.

Here is an infographic highlighting the different temperature growth ranges of Legionella.

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Check out our article on Eight Water Heater Safety Precautions too.