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Hot Water(general)

The basic definition of hot water in a home is any water that is 110° or higher. In the United States, we take for granted that the whole world has hot water, but many places do not. Especially in the hotter regions of the world. For people here in the USA, it's 110° and it's required to have hot water.

With the exception of toilets and bidets, all other fixtures in a house will have hot water at them. Hot water needs fuel of some sort to generate heat energy for the water to absorb. This means it's going to cost you money. Whether you choose oil, gas or electric, you will pay for hot water. Some places in the US can use solar power for hot water and there is some benefit to using it up north as well, but it is not very popular in the north. Large portions of central and south america use solar power for hot water when they have it, but using it in the US can tend to be unreliable.

Oil, gas and electric are the main fuel sources for the US. The main types of hot water are dealt with here. Hopefully in the coming years we will have exciting information about new forms of hot water and heating. Wood heat is becoming more and more popular with hot water capabilities, but remains difficult and costly.

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