Checking Your Water Heater’s Thermostat

You do not have to be a Los Angeles plumber to check your water heater’s thermostat. In fact, the procedure is as simple as clearing up a clogged toilet. Watch this video for help in checking your water heater’s thermostat.

Much like the thermostat that controls the temperature of air in your house, the thermostat on your water heater controls how warm the water will get in your house. As the water is heated in your water heater, a thermistor senses its temperature. Once the water is at the appropriate temperature, it will no longer undergo heating. It is the thermostat that communicates this cutoff. You can rotate your thermostat knob clockwise to increase the maximum temperature; if your water is too hot, simply rotate the thermostat knob counterclockwise.

Checking your water heater’s thermostat is among the easiest plumbing tasks that you can perform. Simply turn the thermostat knob clockwise for greater heat and counterclockwise for less heat.

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