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5 Fun Facts About Water Heaters You Never Knew

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The water heater is the home appliance we don't often notice until it stops working. However, our water heater is essential for making cold water supplied by our pipes into the hot water used for showers, washing dishes, and laundry.

Did you know the typical tank water heater will last as long as 13 years and the tankless water heater lasts up to 20 years? There are a wide array of facts about water heaters that not very many people know about. Consider the following facts to help increase your knowledge of your own water heater.

  1. Electric water heaters use 25% of your energy. Approximately 25% of your home's energy goes to heating your water. Fortunately, there are ways you can help to save energy by switching over to a tankless, gas, or geothermal water heater.

  2. The first water heater was English. The world's very first hot water heater was created by a man named Benjamin Maughan in 1868. The water was brought through a set of pipes before it was exposed to hot gas through a burner. After the water had been heated, it then flowed into a tub. Maughan influenced Edwin Ruud, who would go on to invent the first automatic, storage gas water tank in 1889.

  3. Water heaters aren't always called water heaters. In England, hot water eaters are also known as "multipoint geysers." In New Zealand, they're called "instantaneous hot water units." Now that's a mouthful.

  4. Water heaters were all the rage in the 1900s. Today, there are only so many hot water heater manufacturers. However, during the start of the 20th-century hot water heaters were so new and popular that more than 150 manufacturers were competing to be the next big corporate name.

  5. The natural temperature of water is surprisingly cool. Nothing beats a cool spring day, that is until your water is the same temperature as the great outdoors. The temperature of the natural, unheated water that comes through your pipes averages around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Whether you're in need of water heater repair, water heater replacement, or water heater installation, Ace Plumbing and Drain Cleaning has your back. For more information on water heater repair or to make an appointment, contact Ace Plumbing and Drain Cleaning today.