Storage vs. Digital vs. Heat Pumps

Storage vs. Digital vs. Heat Pumps

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What’s the difference?

A. O. Smith is a technology company so it only makes sense to categorize the three ranges of water heaters we carry in Singapore by their levels of technology.

Technology cheat sheet!

Save time and read this section for a condensed one-liner summary of each technology. Or be a geek and click on each link for the full story. (we like geeks)

Storage vs. Digital vs. Heat Pumps

What are the Group A Technologies?

Group A technologies are basic durability technologies. They are the pre-requisites to build a heavy-duty, heating machine. These are applicable for all heaters.

Blue Diamond tank: Patented world-renowned durability technology that catapults AOS to the position of largest global water heater manufacturer.

Blue Diamond element: X2 high efficiency patented elements (you won’t find these at your local hardware store).

Low-disruption inlet: Stable stream of hot water to user – you will only appreciate this when your tank is running low on hot water

High density insulation: Our tanks make great thermos flasks as they retain heat for exceptionally long hours. Less heat loss, less reheating = more money saved for you.


What are the Group B Technologies?

Group B Technologies are Digital technologies, activated through a digital control panel which comes with this range of heaters. For the first time, ‘see’ what’s inside your heater and control the way it heats.

Instant heating: Just back from a vacation and your heater has been off. Usual wait time: 20min, but if you have a digital heater, press a button and get hot water in 2 minutes.

Built-in timer: Great for families who consistently forget to switch off their appliances before going out. Program your heater to go on and off for you.

MAX heating: In-laws or friends staying over and you need more hot water than usual? Switch up the heating mode.


What are the Group C Technologies?

Group C technologies are advanced energy savers, some of which harness renewable energy sources to bring down your heating costs.

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Heat pumps: Draw free heat from the ambient air to heat up your water. Saves up to 80% of your heating bill.

Automatic timer (AES): Memorizes your family’s bathing habits and preheats water according to their needs.

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Which heater to get?

We believe that choosing the ideal water heater for your family is just as much an art as it is a science. If we had to give a single line description for each heater to help you make a decision, this would be it:

Electric storage: Economical, high durability

Digital: Versatile, good for families who go on vacations

Heat pump: THE energy saver, for large or high usage families

If you’re looking to get down and dirty with details, you can do some calculations here at Sizing Your Water Heater


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Amanda Zhong

Amanda Zhong

Amanda is the bookish personality of AOS Bath. She loves reading in quiet places over a good cup of tea. Like her other Gen Y peers, she has a penchant for advanced technology that delights and engages people.
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