Common Issues with Storage Water Heaters

(Last Updated On: January 18, 2018)

Having a storage water heater at home can be a great way to enjoy a hot shower during cold weathers. However, it is important to note that storage water heaters are not flawless. Whether it comes to deteriorating heating performance, water heater leaking or high operational costs, these heaters often involve discomforting and expensive issues. Find out about some of the common issues with storage water heaters.

Loss of energy

Leaking and loss of energy are two common problems associated with storage water heaters. As much as 40 to 60% heat can be lost at the time of storage. While the percentage of this loss can be reduced by new heaters that have higher efficiency, the loss cannot be completely eliminated. You can minimize the issue by placing the heater within a conditioned area of your building.

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High operational costs

Storage heater can contribute to costly utility bill if not used in moderation. This is mainly due to the amount of energy it takes to heat up the whole tank per bath. Most of these heaters come with two primary controls – an ‘Output’ control and an ‘Input’ control. The Output control regulates heat retention and evening comfort. While going out, you should turn the output down to preserve heat for as long as you want to get hot water when you come back. The Input control regulates how much heat is stored overnight, which has the biggest impact on its operational expenses. Slightly turning down this control can reduce your energy consumption without giving up the comfort of a heated shower.

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Difficulties in temperature control

Most storage heaters do not operate and perform well in below freezing temperatures during the cold weathers. However, if your storage water heater Singapore gives an unsatisfactory performance even in other tolerating weathers, you probably need to replace its heating element or thermostat. This will help maintain a fully comfortable temperature. If your storage water heater is newly installed and still does not provide you with the ideal temperature you want, it might have been improperly sized and is too small for your home to ensure a comfortable temperature. You may want to consider a replacement or heating up the tank twice.

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Abrupt temperature fluctuations

Room temperature is sensed by automatic storage tank water heater with the help of an automatic room sensor. These innovative water heaters are programmed to understand the amount of heat that would be need to be released the following day. However, in the event of an abnormal change, it may be due to draft proofing or poor insulation. It would be wise to look for a reliable plumber that may help with the issue. A manual storage heater can also be considered for the replacement, as these offer greater control over the amount of heat that you want the following day.


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