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- Many manufacturers set their water heater thermostats at 140° F, but most households are comfortable with 120° F.
- Changing the temperature setting can be as easy as turning a dial. You'll save energy and reduce the risk of scalding.
- Turn it down further when you'll be away for an extended time and reduce standby heating.
1Turn down your water heater thermostat - usually with an easy turn of a dial.
2Reduce your hot water use: run full loads in the dishwasher; shorten shower times; wash laundry in cold water.
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