Multipoint Water Heater vs. Storage Water Heater

A few decades ago, most families that engaged in water heater installation in Singapore were using storage water heaters since they were easily available. In the last few years, with advances in technology, families with multiple bathrooms can choose to install multipoint water heaters instead of separate water heaters in each bathroom. 

In this article, we will talk about the differences between multipoint water heaters and storage water heaters.

 

Heating Duration and Consistency

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The heater duration and consistency of each water heater may also depend on the water heater’s elements. The multipoint water heater will heat water only when it is switched on. Since it has a heating element with a higher rating, the water will get heated quickly and the heater is switched on only when bathing. One of the things to note during any water heater installation is the location of where you will install your multipoint water heaters. Consider how far it is from your bathrooms or shower, because if multiple showers or taps are in use then the flow rate will get affected. 

In the case of a storage water heater, it will take at least five minutes for the water to become hot. This can also be one of the things to consider before deciding on buying a new storage water heater. If you need instant hot water then this will not be the better choice for you. The user should switch on the heater sometime before he or she requires the hot water. 

 

Electrical Running Cost

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One of the significance of installing energy-efficient water heaters is that it can cost you less in the future, and in this case, a multipoint water heater can be a good choice for you. Since one of the benefits of using a multipoint heater is that it uses a better heating element that heats water quickly, making the time it is turned on less. Less time for heating, less electricity consumed, thus making your electricity bills lesser too. 

Included in the cons of storage water heaters is the time taken to heat the cold water for your usage. The more electricity it consumes while heating can increase your bills in the long run. In addition to that, once you decide to engage in a storage water heater installation, keep in mind the given heat loss. 

 

Affordability 

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One multipoint water heater can be used to supply hot water to multiple bathrooms and other rooms. It can be used with existing plumbing in the bathrooms. Since this water heater is smaller, it is usually affordably priced. On the other hand, if you prefer a storage water heater and choose to install one of the top 3 best-selling water heater brands in Singapore, though durability is ensured, the cost of multiple storage water heaters can be higher. 

 

Occupied Space

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Since the multipoint water heater does not store water, it is compact and will take up less space compared to the storage water heater. However, it is ideal for small homes with fewer spaces. On the other hand, if you have the liberty and space to install storage water heaters into your home, then you must also be aware of the best storage water heater models and series to choose from. Some of them offer slimmer designs, which will not need a water heater false ceiling repair

 

Showering Convenience 

One big factor that causes water heater failure is the water pressure. It can also be a disadvantage when you are using a multipoint water heater. The water pressure will be reduced if two or more showers are being used simultaneously. The shower will not be very effective in cleaning when the pressure is lower. In contrast the storage water heater is always filled with water, so the pressure will remain high while showering, though the temperature may be lower. 

 

Conclusion

Choosing between a multipoint water heater versus a storage water heater can be a bit confusing. Especially, when you take into consideration the details like the heating duration, affordability, and even showering convenience. However, knowing these differences can also be the job for the installer. One of the things to look out for when choosing a water heater installer is their experience and knowledge. We at Water Heater City Singapore can assist you in all your water heater installation needs, answering all your questions with clarity and efficiency. 

 

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