Do you feel like you have to turn your water faucet nearly all the way up to get a warm shower? Alternatively, do you have to be careful not to go too far before the water becomes scalding? If you experience either of these scenarios, you might need to adjust the water heater temperature. Don’t worry! It’s an easy process. In this article, Drain Genie Plumbing Services explains how.
Gas Water Heaters
If your water runs completely cold, the pilot light might be out. If you don’t see a small blue flame, then you’ll need to follow these instructions to turn it on:
First, find the knob near the bottom of the water heater. It might say “gas control” or “temperature.” Next, turn the knob to the “pilot” setting. Then, press and hold the knob down for about 30 seconds. You should see the pilot light igniting during this time. Finally, you can adjust the thermostat.
If the pilot light is on, but your water isn’t hot, then the problem might be with the thermostat. In this case, you’ll need to contact us to take a look at it.
Electric Water Heaters
If you have an electric water heater, the process is similar. First, you need to locate the thermostat. It will be near the top of the water heater. Next, use a flathead screwdriver to turn the knob. You’ll want to turn it to the right to increase the temperature and to the left to decrease it.
As with a gas water heater, the problem might be with the thermostat if your water is completely cold. In this case, you’ll need to request professional plumbing services.
Tankless Water Heaters
The process is a little different if you have a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters don’t have a thermostat in the same sense as traditional water heaters. Instead, there is a simple on/off switch.
To adjust the temperature, you’ll need to find the dial or knob that controls the water flow. The hotter the water flows, the higher the temperature will be. Keep in mind that you’ll need to experiment to find the perfect setting. Start by turning the knob halfway and see how hot the water is. Then, you can adjust as needed.
If you can’t get the water hot enough, then the problem might be with the gas supply. In this case, you’ll need to call a professional.
Plumbing Services in Orlando
Now that you know how to adjust your water heater temperature, you can always be sure to have warm water! Build more confidence when you get preventative maintenance. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Drain Genie Plumbing Services at (407) 287-6082.