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4 Popular Types of Storage Water Heater Tanks in Singapore

| Monday July 5, 2021

What is more relaxing than a hot shower after a tiring day of work? Or what could feel more rewarding than soaking in your bathtub on a cold day? Obviously, a water heater is a must-have appliance in any modern household in Singapore nowadays.

Choosing between an instant water heater and a storage water heater could be a tough choice. On the one hand, an instant water heater tends to look modern and sleek. Yet on the other hand, a storage water heater comes with a host of benefits. This is why although storage water heaters tend to be pricier than an instant water heater, many Singaporeans still prefer a water heater tank over an electric tankless water heater.

In your mind, you probably have found or shortlisted the best instant water heater in Singapore for your home. But before you head out to get it, we feel that you should also be aware about storage water heaters, what they are, and how they can give you a premium shower experience.

In this article, we are going to introduce you to the four different types of popular storage water heater tanks in Singapore. Read the article to help yourself make a better choice!

Cube shaped water heater

Rheem’s cube shaped storage water heater

Typically, a storage water heater is installed and hidden being a false ceiling. This is because of its bulky nature, coupled with its unsightly design.

However, with a cube-shaped storage water heater, you don’t have to compromise on the interior look of your bathroom. This is because its symmetrical design gives it an appealing design, making it a popular choice among homeowners. This means that with a cube-shaped storage water heater, homeowners do not need to spend the additional time, effort and money to build a false ceiling to conceal the storage water heater; it looks great on the wall as it is!

If you are going to replace your water heater tank, you might want to consider Rheem’s Xwell Cube Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters.

Slim horizontal cuboid heaters

Rheem’s slim horizontal cuboid storage water heaters

Due to spatial constraints, most Singaporeans live in small apartments. This simply means that bathroom space is not huge. As such, how should we fit a storage water heater into the bathroom? Does it that we would have to compromise on space if we wish to install a storage water heater in a tiny bathroom?

Well, not exactly. This is where slim cuboid storage water heaters come in. Being slim in design, the slim cuboid storage water heater can fit well into tight ceiling space, which means you do not have to sacrifice ground or wall space for a bulky storage water heater.

Moreover, the slim shape and elegant design of slim cuboid storage water heater means that you do not have to spend additional effort, time or money to build a false ceiling to conceal the storage water heater! Looking for a slim storage water heater? Check out Rheem’s Xwell Slim Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters.

Vertical storage water heaters

Rheem’s vertical storage water heater

Most common and well known among its types, a vertical storage water heater is the traditional design of a water heater tank. Although a tank with a smaller water storage capacity can be mounted up with the ceiling to save space, larger capacity storage water heaters are typically installed on the ground for greater stability.

Although unsightly, a vertical storage water heater has its strength. In the case of vertical heaters, stratification allows for more hot water. This is because the surface area of a vertical storage tank is smaller, water can be heated up quickly. As hot water tends to be denser, the heated water can be quickly flowed to the top of the tank, ready to be used.

Looking for a quality vertical storage water heater? Check out Rheem’s 86VP Classic Electric Storage Water Heater.

Horizontal water heater tank

EHG classis electric storage water heater

Last but not least is the horizontal water heater tank. If you ever need to mount the storage water heater near the ceiling, a horizontal water heater would fit well in this situation.

Because the horizontal water pressure is installed near the ceiling, the outgoing water pressure would be quite impressive. However, because of stratification, the efficiency of horizontal storage water heater would not be as great as vertical storage water heaters.

Lastly, horizontal storage water heaters tend to be unsightly, which explains why most homeowners would install a false ceiling to conceal the horizontal storage water heater.

To learn more about Rheem’s horizontal storage water heater, check out the EHG Classic Electric Storage Water Heater.


As described above, each of the above-discussed types of storage water heater has its own unique features, and they all can elevate your shower experience by providing you with hot water. If you are looking for reliable water heating appliances, consider Rheem! Whether you are looking for a water heater tank for commercial or domestic purposes, Rheem’s range of quality water heaters will surely be able to meet your needs! To find out more about Rheem’s range of residential electric storage water heaters, click here: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/products/electric-storage-tank/

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