What Temperature Should I Set My Water? Under Australian law, your water heater should be set at 7 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect temperature to kill bacteria and maintain your water heater. Most people keep their water temperature around the 48 degrees Celsius mark while others prefer it a bit warmer at 60 degrees. These varying temperatures have their pros and cons.
Setting it to 48 degrees Celsius
- A cooler temperature uses less energy so could be seen as a more environmentally friendly option.
- It helps save money as less energy is used.
- Prevents burns or scalding. You can install an anti-scald device in your home if you’re worried about kids in the home using the shower at high temperatures. Check out the video below on how to install it.
Setting it to 60 degrees Celsius
A warmer/hotter shower is considered much safer. Your shower needs to be at a temperature that kills/prevents harmful bacteria. Hotter water will also use more energy and could raise your energy bills.
How to change your home’s water temperature
Check the water first to determine if the water needs to be warmer or cooler. Consult your water heater manual for instructions on how to adjust the temperature. The instructions will differ for each device. If you are unsure how this is done or run into any troubles give Modern Era Plumbing a call on 0400 386 991.