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Adjust thermostat on hot water heater

Lower the thermostat on hot water heater <> save 3-5% operating cost for each 10 lower
Electric
Upper and lower thermostats
thermostat temperature range
Buy residential upper and lower thermostats
Thermostats are interchangeable/ each works with your water heater
Temperature range 90-150 Therm-o-disc/ reset trip @ 170
Temperature range 110-160 Aprom/ reset trip @ 180
Local YMCA hot tub = temperature 105/...  Typical shower-bath = 110F
Rated 120, 208, 277, 480 volt AC

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More thermostats
89T short/ dual-element thermostat
All therm-o-disc products

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Safety and inspection
Cautions: Use adequate lighting. 
Inspect for leak, rust.
Never touch wet water heater, or water that was wet.
For safety, turn off 30 Amp circuit breaker. Troubleshoot electric water heater

How to check if power is off

Average bath-shower temperature 104
Save 3-5% operating cost for adjusting 10 lower
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Remove covers (save screws)
Pull out insulation

<>Top thermostat is larger 

<>Bottom thermostat is smaller

Don't touch or move wires

 Insulation & cover must be put back when finished or thermostat will not read correct temp
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Therm-o-disc thermostats
Rated 120, 208, 277, 480 volt
90-150F range.
Test upper thermostatECO trip 170F +/-5F
Different models can have higher range, but numbers for temperature are different.

Use flat tip screwdriver to set upper and lower thermostats to 120 this temperature is good for most homes.

For more hot water, set upper thermostat 5-10 higher.

All water heater thermostat settings are approximate > test result at faucet with thermometer.

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Aprom thermostat
Rated 120, 208, 277, 480 volt
110-150F range.
ECO trip 180F +/-5F
Different models can have different range, but letters for temperature are different.

If 120 leaves you short of hot water, the tank could have sediment build-up
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Aprom thermostat for small under-counter or point of use water heater. 


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1) Make sure thermostats are covered with insulation, protector, and cover. See image
Without insulation, Thermostat exposed to room temperature will misread temperature and cause overheating.
2) Make sure thermostat sits flat against tank wall. Wiggle thermostat. Check that bracket is not rusted and loose.
electric water heater in basement Finish electric

Put covers on <> make sure insulation is put back or cool air will cause thermostat to misread temp <> put metal covers on <> pick up tools <> turn on circuit breaker

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Choose 4 different energy settings plus adjust temperature using selector.

Adjust thermostat from 80 to 150
Gas

   Do not turn off gas unless smell of gas is present


Cautions: Use adequate lighting. No candles, open flame or smoking. Inspect for leak, rust, soot, missing parts. If you smell gas, leave building, and call gas company. Minor gas leak, shut off gas to heater, and call gas company. Gassy smell but no gas leak, clean soot from flueway. How to clean flue   Troubleshoot gas water heater
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Thermostat probe or sensor is immersed in water inside tank.
Water temperature around the thermostat probe can drop 15-25 before main burner is activated.

Thermostat probe is same-similar for all types of gas water heater control valves.

The temperature sensor (copper tube) contains two things: "the ECO (energy cut off), and a temperature probe thermistor.
Thermistors are thermally (heat) sensitive variable resistors. A change in water temperature changes the resistance (measured in ohms) of the thermistor. The gas Gas control valve thermostatcontrol valve interprets change in resistance as a change in temperature and uses information to activate and deactivate call for heat."

 ECO (energy cut off) will trip if water inside residential tank exceeds 180-188F high limit. This will cause thermostat to shut off gas to burner.

 ECO is typically single-use and gas control must be replaced. The new electronic gas control, such as Intellivent control valve used on some power vent models, and the Honeywell electronic gas control valves are resettable after overheat event. Models vary, and reset is not possible for every condition.

Calibrate Gas control valve:
Calibration on Gas valve is approximate by 5-8F.
If calibration is far off, then rotate dial so temp at faucet is good.

If temperatures fluctuate, then plumbing is first suspect. Check temperature of water at TP valve and at water heater drain valve. Check for stacking or crossover

If plumbing checks out, gas control might be bad.
If temperatures inside tank drop too low before water heater turns ON, then gas valve is bad.

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Range 55-160, ECO trip at 180

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Range 90-160, ECO trip at 188

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Range 80-150, Error flashes if water temperature reaches 160 TCO trip at 188 ECO trip at 188
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