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HOT WATER SAFETY

These days, appliances are built to the highest of safety standards and a hot water heater is one of the most common appliances found in the home.  Most of us can’t imagine a life without hot water, but do we ever take the time to assess some of the safety issues in our control that are associated with having this convenience?

Most water heaters have some kind of thermostat that allows for adjustment of water temperature.  Many manufacturers recommend a temperature setting of 120⁰ F, although they allow for adjustment to higher temperatures.  It is important to be aware of the potential dangers associated with adjusting the temperature to a higher setting, such as burns or scalding.

Hot water can be dangerous, especially for the young, the elderly or the infirm. The chart below is a visual scale of what happens when you raise the temperature on your water heater.

Your local Blossman Gas has trained professionals that can answer any questions you may have regarding water heaters. Call or stop by today!