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Common Features of the Best Storage Water Heaters in Singapore

| Tuesday August 31, 2021
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Choosing a new water heater in Singapore can be a difficult task as there are many options to choose from. As such, customers can sometimes find it hard to select the best water heaters in Singapore. Well, if you are having trouble deciding how to choose a quality storage water heater, then read on. This is because apart from the water heater size and how sustainable they are, there are many other aspects and features that you should definitely look out for.

If you’re thinking about getting a storage water heater, consider investing in a one that is of high quality. This is because you don’t want your water heater to fail after only a few years of use. If you want to purchase a storage water heater, you should ensure that it is made from reputable suppliers and that it is of high quality.

What is the best way to ensure you choose the right water heater? Well, let’s examine a few key features of a high-quality storage water heater, especially those that are produced by Rheem.

1- Durable and Reliable – Designed to last a long time

When shopping for a storage water heater, make sure to select one that is able to last for a long time. As you know, replacing a storage water heater can be a mammoth task and is both a costly and time-consuming process. Therefore, make sure you choose storage water heaters that come with the following features to ensure quality and long-term durability:

Anode Rod

An anode rod should be included in every high-quality storage water heater. Unsure what an anode rod is? Well, let us provide you with an explanation: An anode rod is essentially a rod that is installed inside of the storage water heater, and is usually submerged in water. In case there are aggressive bacteria in the water, the bacteria will attack the anode rod first if they need to attach onto something. As a result, the anode rod is the first part of the storage water heater to corrode.

If the term “corrode” scares you, worry not. This because the anode rod is designed to be corroded, and can be easily replaced. This should offer you peace of mind because it is definitely easier and cheaper to replace an anode rod, as opposed to replacing your entire storage water heater unit. Hence, to ensure durability, make sure you replace your anode rod once every four or five years.

Illustration of anode rod used in storage water heater

Enamel Coated Tank

For added protection, inner walls of Rheem’s storage water heaters are coated with enamel. This enamel coating acts as an additional layer of protection to ensure that the walls of the inner tank do not rust easily. Together with an anode rod, the storage water heater should be able to last, providing you with years of worry-free warm showers.

Illustration of enamel coating in inner tank

Single Weld Lines

Producing storage water heaters is not an easy task, simply because the manufacturer needs to install components within the storage tanks. Hence, most manufacturers install the components within the tank before sealing the tanks up by welding them shut.

However, weld lines are also points of vulnerability. This means that welded lines are more susceptible to rust and corrosion than other parts of the water tank. In other words, the more weld lines your storage water heater has, the less the durability is.

Hence, when shopping for a storage water heater, go for one that has as few weld lines as possible. In this respect, you may want to consider Rheem’s storage water heaters as they are designed to have only a single weld line, making them less vulnerable to failure.

Illustration of single weld lines used in a tank

Incoloy Heating Element

The heating element is a piece of metal rod that transfers heat to the cold water. Because the heating element handles a lot of heat, it must be built using only quality materials.

With Rheem’s water heaters, heating elements are built using incoloy, a superalloy that combines different types of metallic elements to achieve quality performance. With incoloy, the heating element is able to withstand high temperature, facilitate rapid heat transfer, and is highly durable. This means that your water can get heated up quickly, and you can have hot showers without having to worry about a breakdown anytime soon.

Illustration of high quality incoloy heating element

2- Safety Comes First

Rheem’ storage water heaters come with multiple levels of safety. One good example is the auto-cut off feature. This feature is programmed such that once the water heater senses that the water in the storage tank is at the pre-set temperature, the heater will then automatically stop heating. This pre-set temperatures typically ranges from 65 to 70°C. Curious why is this so, especially when a water heater to designed to heat water? Well, it is for your safety, and the safety of your loved ones. This is because in the unlikely event of a product malfunction, the auto-cut off feature will prevent the water to be overheated to reduce the chances of scalding.

In addition, Rheem’s storage water heaters come with a pressure relief valve. This is because when heating occurs, pressure tends to build up within the storage tank. When pressure gets built up over time, it leads to an excessive amount of pressure. When not handled properly, the water heater could explode in some cases. Hence, the pressure relief valve can help to release some of the pressure within the storage water heater to ensure you are kept safe and secure from encountering any explosion.

A child having hot shower

3- Sustainability is Important

When shopping for a storage water heater in Singapore, do keep in mind how sustainable the storage water heater can be. Check and find out from the manufacturer how much power does the storage water heater consume. To help you with your utility bills, go for storage water heaters that can provide you with hot water without using much electrical power, if possible. Here are some ways how:

Incoloy heating element

Incoloy has already been mentioned in the section above, but here in the section about sustainability, this point deserves another mention. It has been proven that incoloy heating elements provide rapid heat transfer. This means you don’t have to wait too long for the water to heat up when it is heated by incoloy heating element. As a result, you’ll spend less time heating, which means less power is used, and your utility bills will be lower.

Polyurethane foam (PUF)

Another way that Rheem’s storage water heater can help to reduce power consumption is through the use of high-quality polyurethane foam (PUF). In case you are wondering, a PUF is a heat insulation layer that is wrapped on the outside of the storage water tank. The purpose of this is to enable the heated water to remain hot for as long as possible in the storage tank.

This essentially means that the water that you heated in the morning in preparation for your morning shower can remain reasonably warm when you return home in the evening after work. And, because water is already warm in the storage tank, you do not need to wait too long or spend too much power to reheat the water in the storage water heater.

Illustration of high density puf foam inside storage water heater

4- Various Designs and Shapes Available

Now that you understand the differences among storage water heaters, it’s time for you to decide what kind of storage water heater will suit your needs. The market is filled with many different kinds of storage water heaters, but in general, they can be categorized as follows:

Storage water heater in various designs and sizes

Cube Shape

Nice and presentable looking, a cube-shaped storage water heater looks great on your bathroom wall. Hence, you don’t need to cover it with a false ceiling. Wondering what cube-shaped storage water heaters are available? Consider Rheem’s RCY Electric Storage Water Heater:https://www.rheemsingapore.com/product/RCY-classic-plus-electric-storage-water-heater/



Here in Singapore, space is always a commodity. Too often, we may not have enough space in the bathroom to fit in a huge storage water heater. This is where slim-shaped storage water heater comes in. Slim in design, this type of storage water heaters is ideal for BTOs, HDBs, or bathrooms with tight ceiling spaces. Looking for a slim storage water heater? Consider Rheem’s RFA Electric Storage Water Heater: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/product/RFA-classic-plus-electric-storage-water-Heater/

Vertical Classic design

Despite their outdated appearance, vertical storage water heaters still have their merits. A tall, vertical height of the water allows for better stratification, resulting in a shorter heating time, and reducing energy consumption. Larger capacity vertical storage water heaters are usually mounted on the ground, but smaller capacity vertical storage water heaters can be mounted on the wall and close to ceilings, although most homeowners would prefer to conceal it inside a false ceiling. To learn more about Rheem’s range of vertical storage water heaters, click here: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/product/86VP-classic-electric-storage-water-heaters/  

Horizontal Classic design

The design of this storage water heater resembles the vertical storage water heater, but is horizontal in design instead. Even though water stratification may not be as great as vertical storage water heaters, horizontal storage water heaters are easier to install on the wall as compared to vertical storage water heaters. Rheem offers a wide range of horizontal storage water heaters. Click here for more information: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/product/EHG-classic-electric-storage-water-heater/

At the end of the day storage water heaters can provide you and your loved ones with a premium shower experience. However, for the ultimate comfort, safety, and peace of mind, do consider Rheem’s storage water heaters, as they are designed to give you a great shower experience for many years. After all, with more than a million units sold and installed in Southeast Asia, Rheem can certainly provide you with one of the best water heaters in Singapore. 

To find out more about Rheem’s range of quality electric storage water heaters, visit: https://www.rheemsingapore.com/products/electric-storage-tank/

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