Advanced Settings

US National Average Change Location


To prevent scalding, we recommend that you install a mixing valve before setting your water heater thermostat over 135°F.

How hot do you keep your tank water heater?

The factory setting is 120°F, but you’re in control after the installation.

What’s the average temperature of the air near your water heater?

The average temperature in the US is 67.5°F.

Daily Hot Water (Gallons)

The average US household uses 64.3 gallons of hot water each day.

Shower Flow Rate (GPM)

The showers in homes built after 1992 typically have a flow rate of 2.1 gallons per minute.

Bathtub Flow Rate (GPM)

The tub faucets in homes built after 1992 typically have a flow rate of 5.0 gallons per minute.

Temperature Warning

You've indicated a desired tank temperature of 140°F.

If you want to increase the water heater thermostat(s) setting(s), install thermostatic mixing valves at each point of use. The thermostat(s) on this water heater have been factory set to 120°F to reduce the risk of scald injury. Higher temperatures increase the risk of scalding, but even at 120°F, hot water can scald in a matter of minutes. If you choose a higher temperature, thermostatic mixing valves are particularly important to prevent scalding.