Since tankless water heaters became popular years ago, and the government regulated safety measures, I have received the same call many times, including one today. “My shower will only get Luke warm”. Now many people love hot showers and not to be able to have one in a brand new new home is not a good thing. All of the newer homes have a safety device on their shower controls. It is designed to keep the water from getting so hot that there is a risk of scalding. Tankless water heaters are set at 120 degrees, which is not enough for some people. Legally, a plumber or builder cannot defeat this safety measure due to liability, however, a homeowner can go onto the manufacturers website and it will tell you how to raise the temp to 125 degrees. Now this may not be enough for you hot shower people, so there’s an additional step. There is a small Allen screw holding your shower control handle on. If you loosen that and take the handle off, you’ll see this round white plastic thing. That is another safety device. It keeps your shower control from going tooo far to the left (Hot). Simply pull on it and turn it to the left to adjust. This will enable you to turn the controller more to the left, thereby giving you a hotter shower. Now, obviously, if you have small children in the house, that have access to the shower, you don’t want to do this. I hope that this information has helped. Steve Houck
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