Do you have trouble with cold showers every morning?
Investing in an electric storage water heater benefits your home’s hot water needs. These innovative bathroom fixtures ensure a consistent hot water supply whenever you need a shower or other activities.
If it is your first time purchasing a storage single-point water heater, choosing from a hundred different models can be overwhelming. To help you make a decision, here are our tips for selecting the right storage water heater:
The Space in Your Bathroom
Before buying a storage water heater, check for ample space in your bathroom for the tank. The tank of storage water heaters tends to be large and could get bigger depending on how many people will use it.
If you have enough floor space and ceiling height to install and conceal the tank of a storage water heater, then you should be good to go. However, if your bathroom is too small for a 15L tank, consider getting a tankless, instant water heater instead.
The Number of People in Your Home
Purchasing your first storage water heater is not as straightforward as it sounds. You can’t choose any unit you like; you have to know which can satisfy the needs of everyone under your roof.
To make it easier to know how big your water heater tank should be, determine the number of people living in your home. If you live alone, a small tank should suffice. However, if more than two people live together, we recommend getting a bigger tank.
The Heater’s Capacity
Once you have information on the number of people needing a water heater, look for the right-sized storage heater available from your most reliable manufacturer.
Here is a comprehensive guide to knowing which capacity is required depending on the number of showers taken:
- 1-2 showers = 15L
- 3-4 showers = 30L
- 5-7 showers = 50L
- 7-9 showers = 75L
- 9-11 showers = 100L
However, if you have a bathtub and plan to fill it with hot water for a single bath, you might need a 100-150L tank.
Durability and Corrosion Resistance
The tank of storage water heaters may corrode over time, so ensure to find a unit with high corrosion resistance. Additionally, consider enhanced steel durability, heavy-duty magnesium anode, and upgraded insulating cavities such as the ones offered by Rheem Philippines.