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Check water temperature

Check water temperature

Hot water temperature

How to check your hot water temperature at home

  1. Use a thermometer that can show high temperatures, like a meat or candy thermometer.
  2. Turn on the hot water tap in your bathroom. Let it run for two minutes. If you have used a lot of hot water in the past hour, wait two hours before you do this test.
  3. Fill a cup with the hot water. Put the thermometer in the cup.
  4. Look at the temperature. If it is higher than 49oCelsius (120o Fahrenheit), you need to lower your water temperature.
  5. If you have found that your hot water is too hot, here is what to do to lower your hot water temperature. See Lowering hot water temperature