Those nice steamy baths in the dead of winter are amazing. Perfect for relaxing, unwinding or soaking sore muscles. But what happens when those hot summer months roll around? That steamy bath doesn’t sound so amazing, does it? So there is no need to have the water heater cranked so high in the summer. Or possibly, all year long. Some manufacturers set water heater thermostats at 140 F, but most households usually only require them to be set at 120 F.
A quick peek at your water heater thermostat and you could be on your way to saving a few dollars a month! And as a bonus, reducing your water heater temp also slows mineral buildup and corrosion in your water heater and pipes. Sounds like a win/win to me!
What temperature do you have your water heater set at?