But don’t worry – with just a little bit of research and preparation, you will be able to find the perfect water heater to enjoy your hot shower. Here are three tips to help you make the best decision.
1. Consider your needs, wants, and possible space constraints
Space constraints and household demand
One size does not fit all. Before you start looking at the shower water heaters, make sure you know exactly how much room you have to work with. This is one important factor that many need to pay attention to. By having an estimate of the space that you have in either your bathroom or yard to install your water heater, it is much easier to narrow down which water heating appliance you should invest in for your household. It would be recommended to measure the space you would like to install the water heater at, and add an extra few inches on all sides to ensure your water heater can fit comfortably in its designated area.
This is especially important if you are looking to purchase a storage water heater, which requires enough space to do proper installation and maintenance work.
Additionally, it is important to understand the demand for hot water in your household. For example, if you or your loved ones enjoy taking long, luxurious and relaxing baths, it would be recommended to consider investing in a storage water heater to ensure that you have sufficient hot water for your baths. On the other hand, if you prefer a quick, rejuvenating and revitalising hot shower, investing in an instant water heater is a viable option.
Compare water pressure and heating options
Not all water heaters provide the same level of water pressure or heating options. If you want a high-pressure shower with plenty of hot water, you’ll need to find a model that specifically offers those features. Conversely, if you don’t need a lot of water pressure or heat during your showers, there are many options available that are more affordable. Understanding your needs and preferences is essential in choosing the perfect water heater for your shower or bath.
For example, storage water heaters usually provide better water pressure during showers, whereas when using instant water heaters, users may experience a drop in the water pressure.
2. Choosing the right style and type of water heater
Complementing your home or bathroom aesthetic and design
The shape and style of your water heater should complement the overall design of your home or bathroom. If you want a modern look, opt for sleek lines and minimalist shapes; if traditional is more your style, go for curved edges and ornate fixtures. When it comes to choosing the right water heater style, there are several options available, including stainless steel or acrylic covers. Each has its own advantages – acrylic is highly durable, while stainless steel offers a contemporary look – so think about which option would work best with the rest of your bathroom decor before making a purchase.
The look and style of the water heater is especially important to consider if you’re not looking to hide the water heating appliance behind a false ceiling or if you are planning to purchase an instant water heater.
Type of shower heads available
There are a variety of different types of shower heads available and choosing the right type of shower head can drastically change the experience of your shower. Some popular options include rainfall shower heads, high-pressure shower heads and traditional handheld shower heads. Each type has its own unique benefits, so take your time and research each option before making a decision.
For a particularly luxurious and soothing shower experience, many would invest in a rain shower. While it provides a lower water pressure during your shower, the lightness of the water hitting your skin mimics the sensation of being outside in the rain, which may be calming for some. On the other hand, if you enjoy something more relaxing, opting for a high pressure shower head is recommended. This provides you with a strong water pressure that is perfect for relieving tension after a tiring day or after a strenuous exercise.
3. Invest in a reliable, durable and high-quality water heater
If you want a hot shower that will last long enough to really enjoy and soak into the experience, then it’s important to invest in a good water heater. There are many different types of heaters available, and with Rheem’s extensive range of storage and instant water heaters, you can definitely find a water heating solution that suits your preferences perfectly. Rheem’s water heaters are designed to enhance, elevate and upgrade your hot shower experience
With almost 100 years in the water heating industry, Rheem has developed a variety of products that meet the unique needs and demands of individuals. Through better understanding the needs and wants of customers, Rheem has been able to introduce new, more advanced and more reliable water heating solutions to cater to their preferences.
EHG Smart WiFi Electric Storage Water Heater Series
One example of a new and improved water heating solution is Rheem’s new EHG Smart WiFi Electric Storage Water Heater Series which comes in both the classic and slim range. If your bathroom has limited space or if you have limited ceiling space in your house, the EHG Smart WiFi Slim Electric Storage Water Heater would be a great fit for your home. Its slim design can fit perfectly in smaller bathrooms or tight ceiling spaces.
With the newly added smart features, you can now control your water heater settings remotely through the Rheem mobile application, which is available both on iOS and android.
Some of the standout smart features include the eco-smart mode, which learns your shower behaviour and optimises your water heater’s performance by heating the water in its tank more efficiently. Another great feature is the timer mode, which allows you to schedule when to turn your water heater on and off – this helps to improve the energy efficiency of the water heating appliances and helps to save on electricity bills in the long run.
Find out more about the latest EHG Smart WIFI Classic Electric Storage Water Heater series here: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/product/EHG-Slim-Smart-Wifi-Classic-Electric-Storage-Water-Heater
Xwell Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters
If you want something more modern and sleek, consider the Xwell Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters. The Xwell Slim Storage Water Heater and the Xwell Cube Storage Water Heaters were designed to fit perfectly in smaller bathrooms or houses with limited ceiling space. Instead of the normal cylindrical shape, these storage water heaters feature a more sleek and classic curved design.
Some of its standout features include the RheemHot+ Diffuser which helps to extend hot showers by up to 16%. With this, you can enjoy and indulge in longer hot showers. The storage water heaters are also equipped with an exclusive RheemFoam, which helps to retain help better. This is important as better heat retention keeps the water in the inner tank warm for longer periods of time, thus, users can enjoy short heating cycles between their hot showers.
Find out more about the Xwell Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters here:
Prestige Range of Electric Instant Water Heaters
Alternatively, if you’re looking for an instant water heater option instead, Rheem’s best-selling – Prestige Range of Electric Instant Water Heaters are a good option to consider.
Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater Series comes in 4 different colours and functionalities:
Rheem’s Prestige Platinum Instant Water Heater series is equipped with a touch-sensitive LCD display screen, allowing you to adjust your shower’s temperature to your ideal setting at the simple touch of your fingertip. It also comes with six showerhead spray modes, allowing you to enjoy a variety of options when showering. If you are looking to elevate your shower experience to a spa-like experience, you can play around with the different shower head spray modes to find one that is more relaxing and calming.
Another great feature of the Prestige Instant Water Heater Series is that these instant water heaters are the only products equipped with a replaceable stainless-steel heating chamber in Singapore. These stainless steel heating chambers help protect the unit against corrosion and rust, making it more durable. The instant water heaters are also equipped with replaceable Incoloy heating elements that not only provide faster heating but are also more corrosion-resistant. With Rheem’s Prestige Instant Water Heater Series, you can enjoy many years of the best hot shower experience.
We hope that with the three tips in hand, finding the perfect shower experience for your home doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or stressful! Start by measuring your space, then consider the style and installation requirements – soon enough, you’ll have an elevated shower experience.