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Thermostats for storage water heaters are required to be set at not less than 60°C. This is because the bacteria Legionella Pneumophillia (which cause Legionnaires disease) do not survive in temperatures above 55°C.
50°C is the temperature you are required to have at taps throughout the house, except for the laundry and kitchen sink where you can have it up to 60°C if you wish.
The reasoning behind the regulation is the protection primarily of children and older adults.
At 60ºC, it takes one second for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
At 55ºC, it takes 10 seconds for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
At 50ºC, it takes five minutes for hot water to cause third-degree burns.
If 50°C is not hot enough for you, then speak to our plumber about the use of tempering valves or thermostatic mixing valves to deliver you water at 60°C in the laundry and kitchen.
Temporary Hot Water
In emergency situations, or where the customer needs more time to make a decision, we will install a temporary hot water system until a permanent solution can be arranged.
Products we Supply
We supply all major brands, including Rheem, Vulcan, Dux and Aquamax.