Why Is Your Hot Water Too Hot?
Cold water may be a common complaint with failing heaters, but some issues may also produce water that's too warm. Scalding hot water can present a burn hazard and can also potentially damage pipes and appliances. Recommendations for proper hot water temperatures range from around 120 degrees up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. If your water seems too hot, always start by checking your water heater's thermostat setpoint. It's usually a good idea to measure the water temperature at your taps, as well.