Three Types of Heaters
Storage tank heater is the most conventional type of heater. As the name suggests, it has a water tank to store hot water. As a result, all the water is pre-heated before anybody uses it. When you turn on the tap, the water comes from the tank. Furthermore, usually, such storage tank heater tracks the temperature and pressure of the water tank closely. If the pressure or temperature is too high, there is a pressure relief system to allow hot air to escape. This type of heater is the cheapest in the market. However, there are two setbacks to this type of heater. Firstly, it is not energy efficient, because a significant amount of energy is needed to maintain hot water temperature to ensure ready usage. This inefficiency can lead to costly bills. Secondly, a storage tank heater may not have enough hot water for a big family. If your family needs high water usage for a short period, a tank that is not big enough may not be able to deliver this amount of hot water storage. As a result, usually, if you have a big family, we will recommend a tankless heater.
A tankless heater, as its name suggests, has no tank. As a result, it requires a very high power stream of heat to heat up the water stream as the water flows. We call this on-demand heating because it heats up the water when the user needs the heat. Most of the time, you need natural gas to power this tankless heater. Since most families in Singapore have access to natural gas, the availability of the fuel should not be a big worry for most families. A tankless heater is more energy efficient since it loses less energy to its surrounding than a conventional storage tank heater. Nonetheless, a tankless heater usually requires a substantial first-time investment. Despite its formidable installation cost, most families in Singapore are using tankless heater now, because it is more convenient than the conventional type.
The solar heater is a relatively newer concept than the tankless heater and the conventional storage tank heater. Thanks to global warming and better environmental education in Singapore, more and more citizens start to be concerned about the environment. As a result, more and more families begin to use the solar heater in their homes. The solar heater is the most expensive heaters out of the three heaters that we introduce here. However, despite its high fixed cost, the variable cost is almost zero. Since you just need to mount a solar panel on the roof and wait for the sun to heat up your water. Usually, solar heaters have a big water tank to store enough water. Although Singapore, situated in the tropical area, enjoys a lot of sunshine, nonetheless, solar heaters may face problems when there is constant rain in Singapore over a few days. As a result, some solar heaters are coupled with a smaller tankless heater or conventional storage heater device to ensure that we can enjoy the hot water at all time of the year.
Why Might Your Heaters Spoil?
A heater can last around ten years. Over the years, heaters may spoil just by depreciation. Sometimes, depreciation causes the rusty metal in the heater system. Or sometimes, the heating device is spoilt. There is no clear rule which part of the heaters will spoil first over time. Nonetheless, if we see a heater that has functioned perfectly well for over ten years, it is uncommon for the heater to spoil just by depreciation suddenly.
There may a few layers of filters in a heater system. Such filters function as a filter of air to allow proper air flow and the normal function of the entire system. Over time, there may be dust collecting on the filters and thus prevent them from functioning properly.
Heaters can be a very energy hungry beast in the house. They require very high electric energy to operate in general. As a result, it is not uncommon to see blown a fuse when heaters are turned on. Such fuse is a measure of self-protection to make sure that no electric shock will happen in the house.
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