We spoke about hot water heaters before but there are a few more points to cover that we missed. These heating devices are used by almost everyone on a daily basis yet many people don’t know where they came from or how they work. Since our water heater blew up a few weeks ago and we had to get it replaced, we now have become more interested in them so we will give you a tad bit more info for you to digest as it is a critical part of the home and deserves a little more attention. The hot water boiler was invented in the early 1800s as a way to use steam to heat water. The first designs were very simple, consisting of a metal container filled with water that was heated by a fire. These early boilers were not very efficient, and they were quickly replaced by steam-powered heating devices. The first steam boiler was patented in 1804, and it quickly became the most popular type of boiler in use. Steam boilers continued to be the dominant type of boiler until the mid-20th century, when they were replaced by more efficient hot water boilers. Today, hot water boilers are still widely used for heating and cooling purposes in both homes and offices and have changed a lot since their beginnings. Boilers are mainly used in homes for heating water to a comfortable temperature. However, they are also often used in industrial settings, such as power plants, where they are used to generate electricity. Hope you enjoyed our hot water discussion!