Thermometer

How hot should your Water be?

Domestic hot water should be approximately 115 to 120°F. Much hotter than that can cause scalding, especially with children and the elderly. You can check your water temperature with a common kitchen thermometer.

Sometimes we see hot water well above the standards. Even up to 160°. So let’s say you turn on the faucet in the shower and the temperature is too cold. So you turn on more hot water. You’re under the impression that the temperature is right but in reality it’s much hotter than it should be. A child climbs into the shower and gets burned.

The temperature of the hot water on most water heaters can be adjusted with a dial. But sometimes with a “tankless coil” water heater, located inside the boiler, and not installed properly, there is no way to adjust the temperature. This is where we see the temperature so hot that it can cause burning. The temperature on these water heaters also fluctuates a lot when somebody turns on a second faucet or the clothes washer turns on. If you’re experiencing this condition, we recommend getting a licensed plumber to do what needs to be done to correct the water heater temperature.

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Whole house Water Filter Systems are awesome!

How would you like to have crystal clear, wonderful tasting, water at each faucet and shower in your home?

It seems like the public street water taste and smells worse and worse as time goes on. Water can contain chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, pesticides, lead, nitrates, to name a few. Sometimes when you run the shower you get a strong odor of chlorine and chemicals. I’m not a scientist, but it seems to me that if chlorine is added to our water to kill the bad stuff, what is it doing to our bodies when we drink and wash with it? Every time you take a shower whatever contaminants are in the water get absorbed through your skin. It can’t be good for you!

I personally have a whole house water filter system and love it. The water tastes like spring water. There is no chlorine taste or odor. The oils on your skin don’t get dissolved from chemicals. With a whole house water conditioning system, all of the showers, tubs, faucets, water taps etc., deliver much better and safer water than what you get straight from the public water system.

As you would expect, you get what you pay for. There are simple cartridge filters that improve the water quality to an extent, and cost under $400 installed. There are higher quality more effective water conditioning systems that cost upwards of $4,500. Again, you get what you pay for.

We recommend that you do your research and talk to some of the companies that sell and install water filter systems and take it all into consideration and see if one of these systems is right for you.

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