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5 Mind-Blowing Hot Water Heater Facts Your Grandma Thinks You Should Know

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Hot Water Heater Facts to Keep You Comfortable All Year Round 

If you are a homeowner, you are more than likely a proud owner of a hot water heater— congratulations! Here are some pretty great facts about hot water heaters that even your grandma thinks you should know! Read on to discover five home water heater facts you need to know! Contact the expert technicians at Bob's Heating for water heater repair or maintenance.

#1 – HISTORY OF WATER HEATERS

The invention of the water heater relates back to a painter in London in 1868. Benjamin Waddy Maughan invented the first instantaneous domestic water heater named the geyser, after Icelandic gushing hot springs. To this day, a hot water heater is sometimes still referred to as a geyser in the United Kingdom.

#2 – COLD WATER SANDWICH

Have you ever heard of a “cold water sandwich”? As appetizing as it sounds, it is a term used to describe layers of hot and cold water in a home’s piping system. This happens when “off” and “on” water operations occur (loads of laundry or back-to-back showers). Bon appetite!

#3 – WATER USAGE

Fun fact! About 25% of home energy usage comes from a water heater. Americans typically use between 80 and 120 gallons of hot water every day. Most of the water usage is used to perform tasks such as heating water for laundry, showers, washing dishes, and more.

#4 – ICELAND'S ENERGY APPROACH

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. Now that’s a powerful fact!

#5 – THE LIFESPAN OF YOUR HOT WATER HEATER

Your hot water heater facts are drying up, but here is one more! Did you know the average water heater has a lifespan anywhere from 10 to 13 years? However, tankless water heaters will last you significantly longer, between 18 to 20 years. Explore Bob's water heater inventory for the best hot water heater selection in the Pacific Northwest!

BOB’S HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING CARRIES HOT WATER HEATERS

Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to offer the best hot water heaters from the most reputable brands, including Rinnai, on the market. We also carry air conditioners, furnaces, thermostats and other systems that provide comfort and increase the indoor air quality in Western Washington homes. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning proudly partners with organizations focused on sustainability and innovation, including Built Green, Energy Star, and Puget Sound Energy. Call us at 800-840-3346 or contact us online today.

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