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4 Reasons Why You Must Own An Electric Storage Water Heater

| Tuesday August 3, 2021
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If you were living in a place where there might be chilling weather, you would wish to have warm water readily available for doing house chores or relaxing in a bathtub after a long and tiring day. In other words, a reliable and continuous flow of hot water is nothing short of a blessing. For this reason, you should consider getting an electric storage water heater in your house.

Here in Malaysia, you might be wondering why should you get a water heater, especially since Malaysia is a tropical country, and is warm all year round? Well, this may or may not be surprising to you, but Malaysians like to have warm showers as they are both relaxing and good for health.

When it comes to water heaters, most would prefer to go for durable water heater tanks in Malaysia. After all, who enjoys seeing their home appliances break down every once in a while? In this article, you’ll get a brief idea of why it is important to get a water heater and how to choose the right one.


A storage water heater is not one of those household items which you look to buy every year. Thus, it is necessary to consider various factors to ensure the storage water heater is long-lasting and durable. Here are some factors you should be aware of to ensure the water heater tank you go for is as durable as possible:

  • Firstly, the material used must be of high quality and is known to be durable. For example, one type of high-quality material is called Incoloy. Some manufacturers use Incoloy as the heating element for electric storage water heaters because it is a fast heat transmitter, can withstand high temperatures, and durable.A brochure showing high quality incoloy heating element used in water heater
  • When choosing a water heater tank in Malaysia, go for one that comes with high-quality materials for the inner tank, such as steel. But apart from having a tough tank, you need to ensure that the inner walls of the water heater tank are strong and durable. To that end, ensure that the electric storage water heater comes with an enamel coating in its inner wall. Beyond having an opaque covering for a glossy finish in the inner wall, the enamel coating will act as a protective layering to prevent high corrosion.An illustration showing enamel coating in inner tank
  • Lastly, if possible, ensure that the electric storage water heater comes with an anode rod. If you are wondering what that is, allow us this opportunity to explain to you: an anode rod is a self-sacrificing rod that is placed inside the water heater tank. Most water contains micro bacteria, with some places having more than others. Some of these bacteria can cause harm to your electric storage water heater, causing it to corrode and rust quickly. When that happens, your water heater tank will break down, which results in a huge inconvenience. To that end, anode rods can help to prolong the lifespan of your electric storage water heater by acting as a self-sacrificing agent to allow the brutal water ions to attack the anode rod first instead of the inner walls of the water tank. In other words, if the corrosion has to happen, it will occur first on the anode rod, and the inner walls of the water tank will be the last thing to corrode. Obviously, it is easy to replace an anode rod rather than the entire water tank, resulting in the long life of your water heater tank.An illustration of anode rod used in Rheem electric storage water heater


Investing in a water heater tank is an intelligent decision if you have multiple bathrooms in the house or you’re living in a shared space. This is because, with electric instant or tankless water heaters, you will need to install one of each in every bathroom. On the other hand, an electric storage water heater can provide hot water at multiple points at home with great consistency in temperature and water pressure. As such, even if you have family members who are taking showers simultaneously in multiple bathrooms, everyone can enjoy a great shower experience with electric storage water heaters.


With the advancements in technology, manufacturers began innovating to produce storage water heaters that consume less energy. To that end, various water heater tanks in Malaysia, such as Rheem’s electric storage water heater, comes with high-quality polyurethane foam (PUF).

An illustration showing the location of PUF foam in Rheem water heater

Polyurethane foam is a material that is used to wrap the water tank to keep the water hot for a longer period. With its high heat-resistant property, heated water continues to remain hot in the water tank for a long as possible. This simply means that the next time you turn on your electric storage water heater to prepare for shower time, you don’t have to wait too long for water to be heated because water is already largely warm inside the storage water heater. In other words, with a shorter heating time, you do not have to consume much energy to heat water.


While living in a shared space, multiple bathrooms are sometimes used simultaneously. In such a scenario, you will experience changes in water pressure. Apart from decreasing the charm of showering, a dip in water pressure is also a wastage of time as you will need to wait longer for enough water to gush out of the showerhead to clean you.

But, with an electric storage water heater, you don’t have to worry about any of these. Since hot water comes from the water heater tank instead of the main supply source, you can be assured that each bathroom can enjoy constant and excellent water flow.

Hot water pouring from a shower

From all the factors discussed above, you can understand why electric storage water heaters can give you a great shower experience for many, many years. If you are on the lookout for a good and high-quality water heater tank in Malaysia, we suggest considering Rheem. A water heater expert with over 1 million installations across Southeast Asia, Rheem produces high quality and durable electric storage water heaters that come with Incoloy heating elements, enamel-coated tank, anode rods, as well as high-quality PUF foam. To find out more about Rheem’s range of electric storage water heaters, visit our website: https://www.rheemmalaysia.com/products/electric-storage-tank/

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