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Hot Water Scalds!

  • The average temperature for domestic hot tap water in most homes is
    65 - 70°C.

  • The ideal maximum, safe temperature for hot tap water is 50°C, and is recommended for bathroom areas.
  • The maximum bathing temperature recommended for young children is 38°C.

Hot tap
Water
Temperature

Time taken for hot tap water to
cause a full thickness scald
70°C
Less than 0.5 seconds EXTREME DANGER
60°C
One second DANGER
55°C
Thirty seconds WARNING
50°C
Five minutes SAFER
38°C = maximum bathing temperature
for young children

It is now a requirement for new home owners and renovators to fit hot water safety devices to bathroom areas. A number of devices are available and suit various situations and budgets.

At the time of consultation, Australian Solar & Air can advise on the best device for you.