Water Heater Repair2019-05-29T07:22:29+00:00

Water Heater Repair

Water heater is an essential part of our everyday life in Singapore. Although Singapore is a warm country, many of us own and use our water heater on a daily basis. With higher usage, wear and tear occurs at a higher rate making most water heater having an average lifespan of about 3-5 years.

Prices of water heater varies from brands to models and the various types of function each water heater provides.

At Top Plumbing, having worked with hundreds of customers yearly, we understand the difficulties home owners faced when problem arises with their water heater which is why we have a team of dedicated plumbers, working around the clock, 24 hours daily, to meet and serve you.

Types Of Water Heater

Instant Water Heater

Instant water heater is one of the cheapest and most affordable water heater system in the market. It comes a with stand-alone heating system that mounts directly onto the wall for each shower area. Instant water heater works by running water through the heated coil, that heat up the water that flush through it. Since there are no pre-heating required, it is also known as on-demand water heater.

Instant water heaters are very energy efficient as it only heat up water when require which reduces costs.

Instant Water Heater Pros:

1) Heat up hot water almost instantly, Low cost, Energy efficient

Instant Water Heater Cons: 

1) Low water pressure

Storage Water Heater

Storage water heater has a storage tank that contains water for heating. It is the most common water heater system for most homes in Singapore. With most homes in Singapore having at least 2 toilets, the storage heater will be able to supply hot water to both toilet when the need arises. The amount of hot water available at will be determined by the tank’s capacity.

As stored water needs to be heated before you can use, it is recommended that you turn of the heater for at least 5 minutes before heading over to the toilet to use it. With a predetermined tank’s capacity, you might face a possible problem where the consumption of hot water exceeds the capacity which results in having to wait for the to be heater before you can enjoy hot water again.

To reduce the consumption of electricity, we recommend turning off the power once water is heated.

Storage Water Heater Pros:

1) Hot water can be served to multiple toilets

2) Strong water pressure, suitable for home owners looking at using rain shower system

3) Cost efficient when you have 3 or more members in your family taking shower at the same time.

Storage Water Heater Cons: 

1) Long waiting time for water to be heated – 5 minutes

2) family members might experience cold water should the usage exceeds storage capacity

Gas Water Heater

Gas water heater is basically provided by gas companies. Only City Gas Singapore provides gas water heater since they own the gas pipe.

Gas Water Heater Pros:

1) Hot water can be served to multiple toilets

2) Strong water pressure, suitable for home owners looking at using rain shower system

3) Instant hot water is served

Gas Water Heater Cons: 

1) Monthly payment is determine by gas company. Minimum payment is required even if there is no usage!

2) Serving and repair of gas water heater can only be done by city gas which is often slight more costly

Common Water Heater Problems

  1. Water Heater is not heating up the water
  2. Water Heater is leaking

Usually, when your water heater is leaking, you’ll need a plumber to fix the issue. This can be really costly and time-consuming. Sometimes, water heater leaks can be hard to find, and a lot of water damage can occur before the issue is fixed. If you have a leak, you can have a plumber look at it. If it’s bad enough, you’ll probably be better off buying a new water heater instead of paying to fix the leak.

  1. Water Heater not powering up

At Top Plumbing, having worked with hundreds of customers yearly, we understand the difficulties home owners faced when problem arises with their water heater which is why we have a team of dedicated plumbers, working around the clock, 24 hours daily, to meet and serve you immediately. Call us today to get your instant quote.

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