Shower heaters are an essential part of modern living, especially in Singapore, where convenience is highly sought after. With the fast pace of life in Singapore, having instantaneous access to hot water allows many to go about their day without a hitch.
The advancements in water heating technology has brought about greater efficiency, shorter heating times, increased durability and increased comfort for users. Gone are the days of having to wait an unnecessarily long time for your water heater to heat up, with the modern storage water heaters and instant water heaters in the market, everyone is able to enjoy an elevated shower experience.
In this article, we’ll be exploring the features and benefits of modern storage water heaters and instant water heaters to help you decide which is the best type of shower heater for your household!
Tank Water Heaters
Tank water heaters, also known as storage water heaters, are the traditional type of water heater found in most homes. This water heating appliance consists of a storage tank that stores and heats water. The capacity of a traditional tank water heater typically ranges from 15 to 80 litres. The wide range of capacities available caters to the different hot water demands and needs of each unique household. For example, a 15-litre storage water heater is a suitable capacity to meet the demands of a single person household. On the other hand, a storage water heater with an 80-litre capacity tank would be more suitable for a larger household with a higher hot water consumption.
It’s important to choose and install the right storage shower heater for your household to minimise wasting any energy or money on an inadequate capacity that doesn’t cater to your needs. Installing the right storage water heater size for your home also helps ensure that the water heating appliance would continue to operate efficiently instead of being overworked if the capacity is too little to meet the hot water demands.
Advantages of storage water heaters:
Storage water heaters are able to deliver hot water to multiple showers in the household. These water heating appliances store and heat large volumes of water in its tank and are distributed to the different showers it’s connected to.
Disadvantages of storage water heater:
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are also known as Instant water heaters. They are a newer technology that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Rather than storing hot water in a tank, tankless models heat water on demand as it flows through the unit. Tankless models are available in gas and electric options and are typically more expensive upfront than tank models.
Advantages of instant water heater:
Disadvantages of instant water heater:
The installation of a tankless water heater can be more complex and time-consuming than that of a traditional storage-tank water heater. Additional electrical work or modifications may be needed.
The choice between a conventional tank and a tankless water heater ultimately depends on a homeowner’s specific needs, preferences, and budget.
Tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular due to their energy efficiency and space-saving design. However, these days, storage water heaters have been redesigned to be sleek and minimalist and have become space-saving, such as Rheem’s Xwell Classic Plus Range of Electric Storage Water Heaters.
Find out more about Rheem’s extensive range of water heating solutions and find the best shower water heater for your home today!