water heater


Definition of water heater

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

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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 Both states are starting to replace gas furnaces with electric heat pumps and solar water heaters. New York Times, "It’s New York vs. California in a New Climate Race. Who Will Win?," 8 July 2019 Some things that are not considered a flood are events, such as a garden hose left in the flower bed, causing the home to flood; the water heater blowing a gasket causing the home to flood; or a pipe bursting in the home. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "FEMA details flood insurance claim process at Kingwood meeting," 21 June 2019 Other features include tankless water heaters, LED lighting, 21 parking spaces and a small retail space in the reception area. Beth Mlady, cleveland.com, "Berea Animal Rescue Friends breaks ground for new facility," 12 July 2019 Sandbags and door barriers are deployed when floods threaten, and its water heater, furnace and other mechanical equipment have been moved from the cellar to the first floor. Cornelia Dean, New York Times, "‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas," 8 July 2019 Nor do most warranties cover your refrigerator’s icemaker, or your water heater that sprung a leak. SFChronicle.com, "Don’t bother with home warranties," 5 July 2019 The city says magnesium heating rods may cause the deposits and suggests that homeowners switch to aluminum heating rods and lower the temperature of water heaters to mitigate the problem. USA TODAY, "‘Lorax’ tree legend, butter Elmo, meth squirrel: News from around our 50 states," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of water heater

1824, in the meaning defined above

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