water heater


Definition of water heater

: an apparatus for heating and usually storing hot water (as for domestic use)

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Additional features include a two-car garage, a new air conditioner and updated water heater. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Peaceful neighborhood on the outside, pristine updated home on the inside," 11 Sep. 2019 Here, a high-performing Carrier Infinity gas furnace has three separate heating and cooling zones, and an on-demand Noritz tankless water heater uses energy only when needed. oregonlive.com, "2019 Street of Dreams: A new farmhouse with his and her sheds rises in Wilsonville," 1 Aug. 2019 Buildings flooded when water heaters toppled over and ruptured gas lines sparked fires, and roads, highways and sidewalks also buckled. Washington Post, "Newer buildings show little damage after California quakes," 11 July 2019 Both states are starting to replace gas furnaces with electric heat pumps and solar water heaters. SFChronicle.com, "California, New York racing to cut emissions, but each faces major obstacles," 9 July 2019 Investigators also found the water heater’s warranty expired the previous year. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "When dream vacations turn into tragedies: Many deaths at popular resorts remain mysteries," 12 June 2019 Put them on the floor near washers and water heaters, and the shrieking alarms will alert you to trouble. Liz Weston, Dallas News, "5 tips to help prevent water damage, which outranks theft and fire for home claims," 23 July 2019 The cause was determined to be suffocation by gas from a faulty water heater, Mexican police said. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "When dream vacations turn into tragedies: Many deaths at popular resorts remain mysteries," 12 June 2019 The main street, Townsend Park Circle, was blocked off while the Fire Department’s hazardous-materials crews examined the water heater and tested the air for leaking gas and excessive chemicals. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "San Jose explosions probably caused by pool heater, fire official says," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of water heater

1824, in the meaning defined above

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