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Storage Water Heaters for Tight Ceiling Spaces

| Wednesday June 15, 2022

So, here’s the situation: you’ve just gotten the keys to your new apartment and you’re thrilled to be moving in. The entire space is an empty canvas for you to fill with your personality and aesthetics, and you can’t wait to outfit it with the sleekest furniture, home appliances, and latest gadgets.

When you first get your house, it’s good to understand that each room in your home caters to a different need and serves a different purpose to make your living space feel like a home. See it as an extension of yourself, personified. To really make your living space into a home for yourself, it’s important to furnish it with quality furniture, appliances, fittings and other high-quality home improvement items.

For example, it’s recommended to furnish your bedroom with a good mattress, a great set of curtains, a high-quality air conditioning unit and other furniture or appliances to help you create the best and most relaxing getaway and also help create an optimal sleeping environment. Filling it with things you appreciate and like will make your bedroom a much more enjoyable space for you to relax and unwind.

Another important part of your house is the kitchen. Some people say that a house only becomes a home when they have a great kitchen. Equipping your kitchen with the right cookware, having a great spice selection and a stocked pantry is the way to create an inviting and functional home for yourself and your guests to enjoy. 

And not to forget about another crucial space in your house: the bathroom. The bathroom is one of the most important corners of a home because it’s where you often start and end your day, whether it’s for grooming, brushing your teeth, or taking a shower, this is the space you’ll be spending a significant amount of time in. Thus, to ensure that this area is able to cater to your needs, it’s important to outfit it with the best sink, toilet, bidet and water heater. Installing a high-quality, reliable and durable water heater has the ability to reinvent and elevate your showering experience in your bathroom. It’s the best way to start or end on a high note, immediately helping to immerse yourself in complete and utter relaxation.

Now imagine this: after much contemplation, you decide on a storage water heater for your bathroom and you are ready to pay quite a pretty penny for it because it promises excellent water pressure and a consistent flow of hot water. You also understand that planning out and selecting the appliances you install in your house properly can make a huge difference in the long run.

After making your purchase, you walk into the bathroom, look up at the ceiling, and gasp in horror: a tight bathroom ceiling space. It’s a small but mighty pain point for so many homes and homeowners; with such limited space, how are you ever going to fit a storage water heater in there?

Fret not; Rheem has got you covered with these three models of storage water heaters that are suitable for your newly Built-to-Order (BTO) apartments, HDBs, new condominiums or homes with very tight ceiling spaces:

Xwell Slim/Cube Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater

Sleek, stylish and sophisticated. The Xwell Slim Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater is available in 20 and 30 litres and the Xwell Cube Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater is available in 15 and 30 liters.

These two new electric storage water heaters were recently launched in Singapore and were built specially to fit in bathrooms that have limited spaces or various space constraints. Retrofitted with the exclusive RheemHot+™ Diffuser to provide more hot water for long showers, this durable, high-quality and aesthetic water heater series checks all the marks of a great water heater.

To provide users with greater comfort, reliability, and durability, the Xwell Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater series is also equipped with inbuilt safety features and a RheemGlas™ enamel coating on its inner tank to minimise corrosion and rust from occurring, providing the water heater unit with a longer lifespan.

The Xwell Slim and Xwell Cube Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters not only provide reliability, durability and functionality to your household but are also designed to look aesthetically pleasing and blends in well in any bathroom with its minimalist, sleek and stylish finish. Enjoy the best combination of functionality and aesthetics with the Xwell Slim and Xwell Cube Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heaters.

EHG Slim Classic Electric Storage Water Heater

Rheem’s EHG Slim Classic Electric Storage Water Heater is another iconic Rheem storage water heater that is designed to fit into bathrooms with tight ceiling spaces. The slim design of the storage water heater allows it to be perfectly installed in newer BTO apartments, HDBs and condominiums with smaller bathrooms and tighter ceiling spaces available.

Apart from its lean shape, the EHG Slim Classic Electric Storage Water Heater supports universal mounting. This is great news for homeowners because they have more flexibility in choosing to install the adjustable thermostat either on the left or right side of the storage water heater, making installation, repairs and maintenance much more convenient.

The EHG Slim Classic Electric Storage Water Heater is also equipped with a self-sacrificing magnesium anode rod to increase the water heater’s lifespan by countering aggressive water. The EHG Slim Classic Electric Storage Water Heater is also lined with a CFC-free polyurethane foam and its inner tank is equipped with an epoxy jacket for amazing heat retention to help keep the heated water in the tank hot for a longer period of time and also reduce the heating cycles of the water heater unit.

With the many features that the EHG Slim Classic Electric Storage Water Heater is equipped with, you can be guaranteed that this storage water heater is able to provide you with the best shower experience and bring about many good years of hot showers.

RFA Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater

Most storage water heaters sport a cylindrical look. The cylindrical shape may come off as bulky to some individuals and may also be considered unsightly if it contradicts the overall aesthetics or vibe of their home. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear of homeowners taking the false ceiling installation approach in an attempt to conceal the storage water heater. But for the RFA Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater, it boasts a box-like shape that may appeal to someone who prioritises a more sleek and minimalist aesthetic. So, if you’re having serious second thoughts about the installation of a false ceiling in your bathroom in order to hide your water heater, why not go for the RFA Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater instead?

Apart from its compact design, this water heater is equipped with a pressure relief valve that has a check valve, preventing excessive build-up pressure in the inner tank. This safety feature ensures it will not explode due to excessive pressure.

The RFA Classic Plus Electric Storage Water Heater is also equipped with an adjustable high precision thermostat with a thermal cut-off system. This helps to reduce any malfunctions from occurring as the water heater stops heating after a pre-set temperature.


These are just some of the many benefits and features that Rheem’s water heating products have to offer. If you’re looking for a storage water heater that can fit into a limited bathroom space, the three models mentioned above are some of the Rheem water heaters that you can consider outfitting your bathroom with.

With almost 100 years in the water heating industry, Rheem has continuously created innovative water heating solutions to cater and meet the unique needs of our customers. Elevate your bathroom space and enjoy the best hot shower experience with our high-quality, reliable, and aesthetic storage water heaters.

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