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Hot Water Issues? You May Need To Adjust Your Heat Pump Thermostat Settings

Sometimes hot water issues can be traced back to something as simple as a wrong heat pump thermostat setting. If your heat pump isn't set correctly, you can resolve the problem on your own with some easy-to-follow steps.

Check Your Heat Pump Thermostat

If your heating element is causing hot water issues it may be as simple as turning the temperature down. The thermostat on the front of the unit controls how much heat the element transfers to the water; to turn it down, you can simply twist the dial. If only all home issues were so simple!

How To Check If You Need To Adjust Your Heat Pump Thermostat Settings

  • Heat pump water heaters come with a built-in thermostat that controls the maxmium temperature of the water. You can see the temperature on the display on the front of the water heater or with the phone app that works with your water heater.

  • If the setting is high, that's the source of the problem. Your water heater's thermostat should never be set over 125°F. If it's below that and still too hot, you can lower it to any temperature you prefer. However, each time you change the temperature, give the system 24 hours to fully adjust before testing again.

Is your heat pump thermostat set to the wrong setting? If you are still experiencing hot water issues, you can start investigating some other issues.

How To Fix Your Heat Pump Thermostat Settings

It's a simple fix! Twist the dial and turn your heating element either up or down accordingly. If you're not sure how to do it on your own, you can use Remote Assist for help.

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