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3 Reasons Why We Should Still Install a Good Quality Water Heater in Sunny Singapore

| Wednesday March 31, 2021
Rheem is a reliable water heater company in Singapore

Do you like to enjoy hot showers at home? Are you considering getting or replacing a good quality water heater? If you are, read on, because this article will tell you all you need to know about installing good quality water heaters here in sunny Singapore!

Nowadays, we have become used to many conveniences. These conveniences have made our lives comfortable and easier. One of those conveniences is easy access to hot water through a water heater. But what is a water heater, you may wonder? Well, water heaters are used to supply hot water to a residential or commercial property. Without water heaters, we cannot get hot water for our daily lifestyle.

While water heaters are quite common in Singapore, many people are not aware about the benefits of getting good quality water heaters. To put it simply, cheap quality water heaters may run the risk of breaking down quickly. That is why it has become essential to install a good-quality and high-efficiency water heater at your property.

A man is enjoying water heater shower

In today’s post, we will highlight everything that you need to know about installing water heaters in sunny Singapore. You will get to know the compelling reasons to install a water heater, its cost, and the proper way to install it. You will also come to know about the safety issues when it comes to hot water heaters.

Are you ready? Let’s start now!

Reasons to Install a Good-Quality Water Heater

The following are three compelling reasons why it is important to install a good-quality water heater in Singapore:

A Good-Quality Heater Provides Reliable Water

The first and foremost reason to install a good-quality water heater at your property is that it provides reliable water. A good-quality water heater will give you more than just hot water; It provides you with a sense of security knowing that you will get to enjoy hot water whenever you want to.

Whether you want to wash your hands, clean the dishes or start your day with warm water, installing a good-quality water heater is the perfect option.

A Good-Quality Heater Provides Reliable Water

The first and foremost reason to install a good-quality water heater at your property is that it provides reliable water. A good-quality water heater will give you more than just hot water; It provides you with a sense of security knowing that you will get to enjoy hot water whenever you want to.

Whether you want to wash your hands, clean the dishes or start your day with warm water, installing a good-quality water heater is the perfect option.

A Good-Quality Water Heater is Designed to be Environment-Friendly

Saving Mother Earth is everyone’s duty, even for both the user and the manufacturer. It is the duty of the manufacturer to produce water heaters while keeping the carbon footprint as low as possible to conserve earth’s natural resources.

Users, on the other hand, should opt to support water heater products that are more sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. With such a demand, manufacturers will be more motivated and driven to innovate and produce more and better-quality water heaters.

A Good-Quality Heater is Built for Safety

One of the primary reasons why people pay more for a good quality water heater is for its safety features. An inferior quality water heater may run the risk of overheating, resulting in scalding, or in worst cases, exploding due to excessive pressure in the inner tank. Hence, for the safety of yourself and your family member, it’s always a wise idea to splurge a little more to give yourself a peace of mind.

Cost for Installing a Water Heater

There are several hot water heater brands available in the market, with some going as low as $80. However, that does not include installation charges. If you require installation services from a licensed/qualified contractor or plumber, the overall cost of a water heater may increase.

If we talk about tankless water heaters, the installation costs may range from $80 to $200.  However, the installation cost for a tank or storage may cost more. This is because due to spatial constraints, the contractor or plumber may need to spend more time figuring out the best place to install the storage or tank water heater. Moreover, additional electrical point and pipes may be required. Hence, installation cost for a storage or tank water heater may vary vastly, depending on the complexity of the job.

Instant tankless electric water heater technician of Rheem Singapore company

Proper Way to Install a Hot Water Heater

The proper way to install a water heater is to get it installed by a licensed plumber. While it is possible to install it yourself, we highly discourage you from doing so, unless you are a licensed or qualified plumber. This because installation of water heaters typically involves water and electricity. As you may be aware, water and electricity do not always go well together. Hence, if you fail to install it properly, you risk electrocuting yourself, or even your family members. That is why it is always recommended to get a licensed/qualified plumber to install a water heater so that nothing is missed.

The Speed of Water Heating up

The speed of water heating up in a water heater depends on different factors. For starters, the speed depends on if water is being heated up in a storage tank unit, or a tankless unit.

Here in Singapore, majority of the water heaters are heating using electricity. As such, we’ll only cover the estimated heating time for electric water heaters. For residential electric storage or tank water heaters, the heating time varies, depending on how large the storage tank is. In Singapore, most residential household that use storage water heaters tend to have a capacity not exceeding 40 Litres. As such, the time needed to heat up 40L of water is approximately 30 minutes. However, for larger residential properties with larger storage tank capacity that may go up to 100L, may see their heating time increase to up to approximately 90 minutes.

On the other hand, tankless water heaters heat water on demand or whenever you need them.

There are merits to using both storage or tankless instant water heaters; it all depends on what kind of shower experience you want. To find out more about the difference between storage and instant storage water heaters, click here.

Type of Water Heater Time Required to Heat Up Water
Electric Storage Water Heaters <40L Approximately 30 minutes
Electric Storage Water Heaters (More than 40L but less than 100L) Up to 90 minutes
Electric Instant/Tankless Water Heater Instantaneous

What are the Safety Issues Related to Water Heaters?

Most homeowners ignore the beginning of hot water tank failure until an accident happens, which may cause thousands of dollars, or worse, injuries to yourself or your family members. In fact, there are many safety issues when it comes to water heater products.

For example, always ensure that the highest temperature for a storage water heater should not exceed approximately 70°C. To make sure that the heater does not over-pressurized, test its valve at least once a year. For any maintenance schedule, it is always recommended to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. And most importantly, to prevent scalding, before showering with warm water, always test the temperature of the water with your hand first.

With Rheem’s water heaters, you can have a peace of mind because all Rheem products come with enhanced safety features, such as an auto cut-off if the temperature exceeds a certain preset temperature. This will ensure that in the unlikely and unfortunate event of a malfunction, water will not be overly heated to prevent a major scalding incident.

Water heater products by Rheem Singapore

To sum up:

So, now you know why you should install good-quality water heaters in sunny Singapore. There are different types of water heaters available in the market, but you should go for one that best fits your needs and budget.

To find out more about Rheem’s range of quality water heaters, click here.

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