Fun Water Heater Facts
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- Before hot water heaters, people had to find natural ways to heat water, such as fire and hot springs.
- In 1868, Benjamin Waddy Maughan invented the first instantaneous domestic water heater named the geyser, after Icelandic gushing hot springs. He heated cold water by flowing it through pipes that exposed to a burner of hot gas.
- Rather than requiring a hot water heater, Iceland meets their heating and hot water needs geothermally. Also, they are the world leader in harnessing hot water as a source of renewable energy from their 600+ hot spring areas. Additionally, Iceland is the only country that can claim to get 100% of its electricity and heat from renewable sources!
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the first area of the country to have water heaters.
- Natural, unheated water typically enters your home at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
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