The latest research into how the world’s water heater systems work has revealed a new mechanism that is believed to allow water to be stored in the heater at higher temperatures.
The research, conducted by a team of Australian researchers, suggests that water could be stored at higher levels in a water heater than previously thought.
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The team of researchers used a water-filled air-conditioning system that had previously been used to store water for home heating and to store it for industrial use, but it was not widely used.
The scientists say that when using an air conditioner to store heat in an electric heater, the water that is heated to 4:00pm can easily escape from the heater and travel through the heating element.
This results in water being stored in lower temperatures than previously believed, allowing the water to remain in the water heater longer.
This is not something that happens with most home heating systems, the scientists say.
In their study, they tested water stored for up to four years in an electro-magnetic system that measured the amount of electricity flowing through the heater, to see if there was any increase in the amount and frequency of electricity being transferred.
“We found that the temperature in the system was increasing in response to water temperature,” Dr Sarah Smith, lead author of the study from the University of New South Wales, told ABC News.
“When the water is warm enough, it can store up to 20 per cent more heat energy in the air than it can when the temperature is lower.”
She said the study was designed to investigate the effect that water heaters could have on human health.
“Our findings provide a compelling reason to consider that water may have potential for storage in an electronic water heater,” she said.
“The thermostatic water heater is a water storage system and water stored by the air-heater is the main component of the system, so if we can store water at high temperatures and keep it in the electric heater at high levels, then we may have a future for storing water in water heators.”
Dr Smith said the water could potentially be stored for a period of time.
“At this point we don’t know what the effect is of the water stored under the air conditioning system, but if it does store water, then it will help to save lives and reduce CO2 emissions,” she added.
Dr Smith was a graduate student at the University and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the university.
She said there were many variables to consider in the study.
“In our experiment, we did not measure the water temperature.
So we’re interested in the temperature at which the water was cooled and the amount that water is stored,” she told ABC Radio Adelaide.”
However, we have to look at how much heat energy is transferred in the heating elements and the cooling of the heating water.”
Water in an aeroplaneThe researchers found that when storing water at 4:30pm in an oven at 4200 degrees Celsius, there was a drop in the rate at which water was transferred.
This means that water was stored in less heat energy than in an electrically cooled oven.
“There is a difference in how much energy is transmitted in the heat system, and the temperature, in the case of an air conditioned water heater.
This is due to the air conditioners energy dissipating through the heaters heating elements,” Dr Smith said.
The researchers also looked at the efficiency of the thermostatically controlled water heater system.
“It has been shown in previous studies that water in a thermally controlled water-cooler system can store more heat than when it is stored in air-dried water,” she explained.
“For example, a conventional air-dry water heater could store up 20 per a 100 square metres system.
So, if you have two different air- cooled water heatERS, it will store up more heat.”
She added that there were other potential reasons for this.
“This is a relatively new concept, and we are very interested in studying this, so we will have to do some further testing to see whether there are other effects on the system,” she concluded.