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This isn't very green, is it?!

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jangly Sat 20-Aug-11 09:53:45

Had a new hot water cylinder installed in the week, due to old one leaking (all over my best winter duvet actually - why didn't I twig what the disgusting mouldy smell was?!). I have just noticed that it has a minimum recommended setting marked on it of 60 degrees. This apparently is to avoid the possibility of Legionnaires Disease!

For the past fortytwo years I have had the temp set at 50.

Can Legionnaires Disease get into a domestic hot water supply? If so, how?

DH seems to be going along with it. Its going to cost us money!

Notsogrand Sat 20-Aug-11 10:22:09

I'd turn the temperature down. The recommended temp to avoid Legionnaires Disease is just an elf and safety, you wont be able to sue us, measure.
Fine in a nursing home or other multiple occupation premises, but silly at home.
10 degrees extra heat multiplied by 15% increase in fuel costs is a few bob!

glammanana Sat 20-Aug-11 10:43:40

Agree with NSG hubby said temp set at 50 is not a problem.

jangly Sat 20-Aug-11 10:47:02

Yep. I'm off up there now to turn it down.