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Should I Turn My Water Heater Up?

Water heaters provide you with temperature-controlled water throughout the year. In general, most manufacturers recommend keeping your water heater set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to help prevent scalding and reduce utility bills. However, during the chilly winter months in Virginia, this temperature may not be enough to keep your water hot. If you are concerned about not having a hot water supply, or you have noticed issues with your water heater, you can try to adjust the temperature 5 or 10 degrees higher, or up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Our experienced water heater technicians can come to your home and adjust the temperature of your system so you can enjoy a steady hot water supply during the winter months.

You should turn your water heater up if:

  1. It takes several minutes for your faucets to produce hot water
  2. Your home’s water supply stays warm without getting hot
  3. The weather outside drops dramatically

Water heaters that are more than 8 years old may have a harder time producing hot water during the winter. Furthermore, when the weather outside is cold, the ground beneath your home is also cold. This means the water flowing into your heater is cold, which causes the unit to work harder to heat it up. During the winter, it is a good idea to adjust your water heater to a slightly higher temperature to improve its functionality.

Call Our Sterling, Virginia Water Heater Technicians Today at (703) 457-8676

Donmar Company Heating & Cooling provides quality services in Virginia. If your water heater breaks down, or you experience other heating issues in your home, we will work quickly to provide a solution. Our team of Virginia heating and cooling specialists will inspect your unit, perform necessary repairs, and leave your home clean and tidy.

Contact our office today to schedule a free estimate. We also provide 24/7 emergency services for your convenience.

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