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Hot water heater too hot for settings
Thanks in advance for any advice on this one...
We put in two new 50-gallon gas AO Smith got water heaters in a 6-family building. They are piped so both feed right into one pipe to supply the building.
The issue is they’re set to “hot” which should be 120 degrees but were getting 135 degrees at the faucets and we don’t want anyone to get burned.
I could set them to next lowest setting at “low” but that’s supposed to be 90 degrees and comes out too cool.
I called AO Smith and apparently since these were put in to serve more the one apartment, it killed the warranty and they won’t help even though they’re just 18 months old. I wish someone would have told me that before I got them. She suggested replacing them (!) with a commercial unit but these are just 18 months old and not cheap. Or she gave me names of technicians I can hire which is annoying to spend money on something that new.
Thank you in advance for advice!