You have a lot of control over your water heater. So, do you prefer a higher or lower temperature?
Your water heater's temperature largely determines your utility bill. Homeowners who live by themselves or with one other person may choose to set the water heater higher for comfort. You determine your water heater's temperature, even when not in use, by where you set your water heater. That is why your utility bill might be higher.
Most households with families choose to keep their water heater lower not only because it saves money, but also because hot water can burn children. Elderly people oftentimes use the same logic.
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