water heater

noun

Definition of water heater

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

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While far from difficult, installing an electric water heater does involve plumbing and electrical work, which may be enough to put off quite a few people. Steve Willson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Install An Electric Water Heater," 24 Aug. 2018 While other dishwashers may cost less to run per year, the Fagor comes in at only $36, based on four loads per week using an electric water heater. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Fagor Dishwasher #LFA-751T," 7 Mar. 2015 Some DERs store energy, like batteries, fuel cells, or thermal storage like water heaters. David Roberts, Vox, "Clean energy technologies threaten to overwhelm the grid. Here’s how it can adapt.," 30 Nov. 2018 Investing in a new heating system also reduces the chances that your furnace or water heater breaks down — a serious inconvenience any time during the year, but a real danger during a major winter storm. The Seattle Times, "Warm up for winter with expert advice on home improvements," 16 Oct. 2018 Resideo will include Honeywell ’s HON -0.25% ADI Global Distribution and home divisions, producing equipment such as thermostats, water heaters, security-control devices and sensors. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Honeywell Spinoffs Give Investors Early Look at Operations," 23 Aug. 2018 Courtesy of Recon Campers The Envy also has a 10-gallon freshwater tank, a 5-gallon grey water tank, water heater, and an outdoor shower to rinse off. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Pop-top camper van fits in your garage and sleeps a family," 12 July 2018 Barbieri had also shipped an additional 120 Rheem water heaters, as well as 520 electric motors and 15 air-onditioning units, over the previous five years. Jay Weaver, miamiherald, "After shipping AK-47s in water heaters, Brazilian weapons lord headed for slammer | Miami Herald," 15 May 2018 The hot-water heater at Tredici, on the southwest corner, was damaged, said Dodge, the restaurant owner. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Water main break wreaks havoc on Center City restaurants," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of water heater

1824, in the meaning defined above

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