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What Is a Storage Water Heater? The Ultimate Guide.

| Wednesday June 23, 2021

Suppose you just came back from a long day at work and you simply cannot wait to get into the bathroom for a nice, long, and warm shower. However, another family member is also concurrently taking a shower in another bathroom, or doing the dishes, or washing the clothes. This simultaneous use of water will cause fluctuations in both water temperature as well as water pressure, especially so if you are using an electric instant water heater. Now, wouldn’t that ruin your shower time? 

If you are a person who finds comfort in uniformity, you need to have a storage water heater to get a constant temperature and water pressure while showering.

Let us introduce you, then, to storage water heaters. This simple heating appliance is sure to solve your everyday problem and make you feel relaxed! 

What Is a Storage Water Heater?


The ultimate guide to storage water heaters

A storage water heater is a water heater that comes with a storage tank where water is heated and stored, ready for use whenever you want it. 

They are the complete opposite of instant water heaters, because instant water heaters do not come with a storage tank, and it heats water instantaneously. 

How Does a Storage Water Heater Works?

You might be wondering how different is a storage water heater from an electric instant water heater? Well, let us explain how marvelously a storage water heater works for you.

After the plumber installs the storage water heater, he will attach the water source to the inlet. This will then allow unheated water to flow into the storage tank to be heated up. As soon as the water in the tank is heated, it will remain in the tank, ready for use. When you return home from a long day at work, you should be able to enjoy a warm shower because you now have hot water ready for use in the storage tank.

With an electric tankless or instant water heater, you will not be able to take a warm shower in the unfortunate event of an electrical shortage because you will not have electricity to power your tankless or instant water heater. 

On the other hand, with an electrical storage water heater, this will not be an issue for you. This is because water is already heated up beforehand and stored in an insulated storage tank. This means that even during an electrical shortage, you can still enjoy a warm shower (while you wait for an electrician to come rescue you).

Why Should You Choose a Storage Water Heater in Malaysia?

Everyone has his or her own preferences on different things. Some people may prefer tankless heaters while others prefer an electric storage water heater. Both instant water heaters and storage water heaters are good in their own ways, but today, we shall be focusing only on the benefits of electric storage water heaters.  

  • Superb Water Pressure


A man taking shower with hot water


One major problem of instant water heaters is that the outgoing water pressure is not that strong.

However, with an electric storage water heater, you don’t have to worry about such an issue. This is because a storage water heater is usually mounted close to the ceiling. This elevated installation height will improve the outgoing water pressure. 

Moreover, even if another family member is taking a shower in another bathroom, the outgoing water pressure will not be compromised. This is because the water is coming from the storage water heater, instead of the main water source for your apartment. In other words, the incoming flow rate from the water source to the storage water heater may be a tad slower than usual, but that will not affect the outgoing flow rate from the storage water heater to the shower faucet. That is a plus point worth remembering!

  • No Fluctuation in Water Temperature


A woman enjoying hot water shower

Suppose you home after a long day at work, and you are enjoying a nice long, warm shower. However, another family member of yours decided to take a shower concurrently in another bathroom at home. 

With a tankless water heater, you may experience a change in water temperature. This is because the incoming water flow from the main water source must now go to two different outlet points. With an electric instant water heater, the heating intensity remains the same, regardless of how heavy or light the incoming flow is. In this case, with lighter incoming flow, the incoming water flow is lighter, but it still gets heated with the same intensity, resulting in a sharp spike in water temperature and a sharp dip in water pressure. This will inevitably ruin your shower moment.

On the other hand, an electric storage water heater will never have to encounter such an issue. Because the “source” of hot water comes from the storage tank, you will never have to encounter fluctuations in water pressure nor water temperature.

This is why a storage water is an excellent choice if you wish to have a premium shower experience!

  • Goes A Long Way Undoubtedly

The good news with storage water heaters is that they are built to last for many, many years. You must be wondering how is that possible? Well, this is because with Rheem’s storage water heaters, you’ll know that they come with premium materials. For instance, the inner walls of the storage water heater come with enamel coating to prevent rusting. 

For added protection, Rheem’s storage water heater comes with self-sacrificing anode rods. You might be wondering what those are. Well, in simple terms, self-sacrificing anode rods are placed in the storage tank so that if corrosion has to occur, the anode rods will be the first ones to corrode, with the inner tank being the last item to corrode. This is also because it is far easier to replace anode rods than to replace the entire storage water heater unit.

With these features in place, you can be sure that you can ensure a pleasurable shower for many years to come!

Don’t Compromise on Getting the Best Water Heater Tank in Malaysia

We have shared with you bits and pieces on what storage water heaters are, and how they can improve your shower experience.

Considering a storage water heater for your home? Consider Rheem! A water heating expert with close to 100 years of experience, Rheem is known to provide quality water heating solutions for both residential and commercial use. To find out more about Rheem’s range of quality water heater tanks in Malaysia, visit: https://www.rheemmalaysia.com/products/electric-storage-tank/

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