Heating systems, particularly water heaters, have become an important part in homes struck by cold weather. It’s been the people’s go-to machine when temperature gets really chilly.

To guide you in managing your water heating systems, here are the things you need to know.

– Most manufacturers recommend setting your water heaters to 120 or 140 degrees Fahrenheit in order to prevent scalding and save energy in the long run. Scalding can be really dangerous especially with children and elderly people around the house.

– Setting the temperature to 140 degrees Fahrenheit is advised when using dishwashers to ensure dishes are well-cleaned. This setting will also be applicable in case your system is giving off a rather unpleasant odor because of bacteria buildup.

– Before checking its temperature, make sure you don’t use it for at least an hour. Use a cooking thermometer and check the water from the faucet nearest the heating system. Run it for a full one minute before filling a cup and taking its temperature.

You can also learn tips in handling your gas and electric heaters by reading this useful content.

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