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How to Maintain a Water Heater in 3 Easy Steps

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Dial Down the Temperature
water heater thermostat

Reducing the temperature setting of your water heater saves money and wear and tear.

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Check your water heater temperature setting:
  • Go to the temperature setting dial on your water heater. It will be a knob on the gas valve or a thermostat behind an electric water heater panel.
  • Dial the temperature setting down so it is between 115 to 120 degrees F.
  • This lowered setting will protect the tank from overheating and will reduce the energy used to heat the water.

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