Where Are The Temperature Controls Located On A Water Heater?

I am looking for the water heater temperature controls. Where do I change the temp on my gas or electric water heater? I need to set my water heater temperature higher. I have a gas water heater in the basement and an electric water heater in my backyard garage. I would like to know where do I set the temperature on my electric and gas water heater?

Water heater temperature controls - gas and electric

The location of temperature controls on a gas water heater and an electric water heater will differ. Use the images above and below to see exactly where the location of the controls are.

An electric water heater can be adjusted under 2 small panels on the side of the heater. The gas water heater is much easier as a small knob at the bottom of the tank can be turned ever slightly to change the temperature.

Please note that turning the water heater temperature higher can cause scalding so use extreme caution. A higher temperature on your water heater can also increase your electric bill and or gas bill.

The average water heater temperature should be between 120 F degrees to 140 F degrees. 160 degrees fahrenheit temperature setting would be considered a HOT setting.

The purpose of this page is to show WHERE THE WATER HEATER TEMPERATURE CONTROLS ARE LOCATED to change the temperature on your water heater. To see HOW TO CHANGE THE TEMPERATURE ON YOUR WATER HEATER, this link will show the easy and safe way to change the temp on your electric water heater.

CAUTION: Always flip the circuit breaker to the water heater before changing the temperature! RISK OF SHOCK!

On an electric water heater the temperature can be changed under the 2 panels where the heating elements are located.

On a gas water heater the temperature can be changed on the bottom of the tank where the temperature dial is located.

See the images below to see where to change the water temperature on either a Gas or Electric water heater…

ELECTRIC WATER HEATER - WHERE TO CHANGE TEMPELECTRIC WATER HEATER – WHERE TO CHANGE TEMP

 

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Temperature control on electric water heaterTemperature control on electric water heater

 

GAS WATER HEATER - WHERE TO CHANGE TEMPGAS WATER HEATER – WHERE TO CHANGE TEMP

 

Temperature control knob on gas water heaterTemperature control knob on gas water heater

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