The Moen positemp technology maintains water pressure and controls temperature. This is a must have for any home shower. Originally temperature controls were only available in nursing homes and hospitals but some new building codes actually require that temperature controls are in place to prevent scalding. Aside from the obvious safety benefits, the ability to control the temperature and pressure of your shower makes the beginning of any day a whole lot better.
Depending on where you live, you may need to make a Moen positemp adjustment twice during the year to adjust to changing temperature conditions.
If you live in a climate with a hot summer and a cold winter, you will need to adjust the temperature accordingly to compensate for the temperature of the incoming water supply. You should refer to your owner’s manual to determine how to adjust the temperature on your model.
The Moen positemp cartridge is the heart of the water pressure and temperature controls. If you are having a problem with the cartridge itself, keep in mind that this is a relatively expensive part and it should be installed with great care. If you are not comfortable fixing the plumbing in your home, call a licensed plumber to replace the positemp cartridge in your system.
You will need to install a commercial grade Moen positemp faucet to experience the positemp system in your kitchen or sink faucet. However, if you have ever scalded your hand because of a too hot faucet, the extra assurance of safety is well worth the added hassle and expense of finding a commercial grade product.
The Moen positemp system is a great system but it can be complicated to install. Call a licensed plumber to make sure that you get the most out of your positemp system by getting it installed correctly.