Best Geyser Buying Guide: India

Best Geyser Buying Guide: India

If you are thinking of buying a geyser, there must be certain questions in your mind. These questions might be like which geyser brand is better, what size or capacity of geyser should I consider, which type of geyser will fulfill my needs, whether a 3-star geyser will do the job, or should I buy a 5-star geyser, etc. These questions are obvious to come into our minds as there are multiple brands and types of geysers to choose from. This geyser buying guide will save you from these confusions and will give you a fair idea of buying a perfect geyser for your house.

Several factors that influence the decision of selecting the perfect geyser are as follows:

1. Understanding the requirement

Usually in a house, a geyser is needed in the bathroom and the kitchen. Since the volume of hot water required in the bathroom is higher in the bathroom as compared to the kitchen. Thus higher capacity geyser is required in the bathroom and a lower capacity geyser will do fine in the kitchen. The size of the family also plays an important part in selecting the geyser size, as big your family is higher geyser capacity is required.

2. Types of Geyser available in the Indian market

If you are not well acquainted with the types of geyser available in the market. Then it will be very tough to select the perfect geyser for your house. Broadly speaking, there are two types of geyser or water heater available in the Indian market, namely

  1. Tank-types Geyser or Storage Geyser
  2. Tank-less Geyser or Instant Geyser

Tank-Type Geyser or Storage Geyser:-

As the name suggests this geyser has a storage tank in which water is heated and reserve it to be used when required. The storage geyser comes in two variants gas geyser and electric geyser. The tank is insulated to keep water warm, a thermostat is used to automatically control and maintain the temperature of the water inside the tank.

Note- As the storage tank in the geyser reserves the hot water so that it can be used later. This leaves the tank subject to corrosion with time. Older models of the Storage Geyser has the tank made of stainless steel, the main problem with these tanks is that lack of resistance against corrosion and hard water scaling. Vitreous Enamel glass-coated geyser water tanks are the solution to this problem. This coating not only resists corrosion but also prevent hard-water scaling. Look for the brands that use this kind of tank in their geyser.

Tank-less Geyser or Instant Geyser:-

A Tank-less Geyser or Instant Geyser does not house a storage tank, thus making it much smaller in size as compared to the Storage Geyser. The ability to heat water instantly has earned this geyser the name of Instant Geyser. This geyser has a heating sensor installed in it when the sensor senses the water flow within its internal pipes, it turns the heating element or the burner on. But this instant heating of water comes at the cost of high electricity consumption. It also comes in two variant electric and gas geysers.

To give a clear picture, a detailed comparison between Instant Geyser and Storage Geyser is done in the table below:

Features Instant Geyser Storage Geyser
Space Occupied (wall-mounted)
It occupies less space
It occupies larger space
Time take to heat the water
Instantly as you turn on the geyser
You have to wait for 5-10 min after your turn on the geyser
Volume of hot water it can give at once
It can give a max of 6 liters of hot water at once, after which you will have to wait for few minutes.
You can get all the water at once. It means if the capacity of the geyser is 25 liters you will 25 liters of hot water at once.
Geyser Price
6 liters geyser is cost around 6k to 8k
10 liters geyser is cost around 6k
Energy Efficient
More efficient- as the hot water is used instantly
Less efficient- as the hot water is not used instantly
Power Required
Energy consumption is high for heating the water
Energy consumption is low for heating the water
Best for
Kitchen
Bathroom
Life Span
High
Low

3. Geyser Capacity

Along with different types of geysers, geysers also comes in a different capacity. Selecting geyser capacity completely depends on the volume of hot water required by a family for bathing or washing utensils in the kitchen. The table below will give a fair idea for selecting perfect geyser depending upon your requirements:

Family SIze (members) Requirement Geyser Type Geyser Capacity required
2-3
Bath using bucket
Instant Geyser
6 liters
2-3
Bath using bucket
Storage Geyser
9-10 liters
2-3
Bath using bucket
Storage Geyser
15-20 liters
2-3
Washing kitchen utensils
Instant Geyser
1-3 liters
4-8
Bath using bucket
Instant Geyser
6 liters
4-8
Bath using bucket
Storage Geyser
25 liters
4-8
Bath using bucket
Storage Geyser
25 liters
4-8
Washing kitchen utensils
Instant Geyser
1-3 liters

4. Energy Efficient

Buying an energy-efficient electrical appliance for your home must always be your top priority. All electrical appliances come with a star rating like 3-star, 4-star, 5-star; where 1-star is the lowest rating, and 5-star is the highest rating. These ratings are given by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). So, it is recommended to buy a 5-star rated geyser as it will heat the same volume of water at a cheaper rate.

5. Warranty

Last but not least, never fail to check the warranty given by the brand on the heating element, tank, thermostat, etc. Choose those brands that can offer the best customer services and offer the best warranty deals on its products.

Check for these features before making your decision

  1. Automatic thermal cut-out
  2. Adjustable thermostat settings
  3. Presence of safety-valve for pressure release
  4. Glass coated heating element and rustproof out body of the geyser
  5. If you are looking to install a gas geyser, then first check if there is proper ventilation in your bathroom.

It is important to do a bit of research if you are going to invest your hard-earned money on an electrical appliance. I hope this article will answer all your questions related to a geyser or water heater available in the Indian market.

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