Fun Water Heater Facts
- 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 were 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 obtain 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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