Our old storage water heater had been leaking for quite some time. We decided to get a new water heater to replace it since it was already 11 years old. So I began my search for a new water heater. I found out from the internet that multi-point instant water heaters are now available in Singapore.
Eleven years ago, we installed a storage water heater because we wanted hot water for both the shower point and the tap at the washing basin. At that time, our contractor informed us that an instant water heater could only connect to one point. However, due to advances in technology, we found that now there are multi-point instant water heaters available. After some shopping, we bought a Europace multi-point water heater EWH138. The Europace multi-point water heater used our existing pipes so no replacement of pipes were required.
Initially, we set the temperature to medium. We normally bathe in the bathroom adjoining the master bedroom. The heater was installed at the other bathroom in the kitchen. Thus the water had to travel some distance after it was heated. That meant that it was only warm enough for normal daily use but was not hot enough for showers on days when the weather was cooler.
We then decided to set the temperature to high. Since then, the water was hot enough even on days when the weather was cooler.
The advantages of this Europace multi-point instant water heater over storage water heaters are:
1) We no longer have to switch on the water heater for 10 to 15 mins before taking a showers even on cooler days. This is great for us since we (the whole family) take turns to shower. For the storage water heater, we had to wait another 10 mins before the next person could take a shower on cold days, or else the water would not be hot enough.
2) The Europace water heater is much more compact.
|Europace water heater|
|Old water heater|
It has been 2 weeks since the new Europace water heater was installed. So far, so good. Hope it lasts.
Written by Anne
Written by Anne