People of India love to have a bath every day to keep themselves clean and healthy. But taking bath during winters becomes difficult as many avoid having it daily. One reason behind it is cold weather while the other is requirement of hot water. This hot-water requirement is fulfilled by geysers, which come in two types namely instant and storage.
Now let me tell you a bit about each one of them, to help you understand the difference between them; and to help you choose which one would you like to buy to fulfil your requirements.
I’m Atul (Product Reviewer & Analyst from Dehradun). I keep on the lookout to provide some of the best product reviews for people & help them choose the right ones according to their requirements.
Instant geysers as the name suggests, are the ones which provide you with hot water instantly. They are small in size & meant for kitchens and sinks. They take 1 to 3 minutes to heat the water depending on the coldness of water which might range from 5℃ to 22℃ during winters. These instant geysers have low storage capacity ranging from 1 to 3 litres and you can switch them on before use &off after use. You can click on the link to have a look at instant water geysers at amazon.in
Storage geysers are the ones that have capacity to hold water in larger volume. These are bigger in size and need sufficient space to be installed. They take time from 15 minutes to 30 minutes depending upon the amount of water in their storage tanks. This may be from 6 to50 litres. Once the water is heated, you must take it all out at once. If you don’t do that, then cold water will flow in its tank and mix with the remaining hot water, resulting in mild warm water. To get an idea of storage water geysers, you can click here
In order to give you more details about both types of Geysers, I have prepared a Comparison chart
|Characteristics||Instant Geyser||Storage Geyser|
|Space occupied||It occupies small space & can be easily installed anywhere.||It occupies larger space & can be fitted only in spacious bathrooms.|
|Time taken||Hot water starts coming out within 2-3 minutes.||Hot water may take 15 to 30 minutes before being taken out.|
|Break in taking out water||1 to 6 litres of water can be taken out once. After that you will have to give it a break.||No break is needed here as you can take out up to 30 litres of water in one go, depending on the capacity.|
|Power Consumption||Its load is more & may take 3 to 4.5 KW every time it is used instantly.||Its load is 2 to 4 KW as it takes a bit more time to heat the water.|
|Can be installed||In kitchens, above sink for washing utensils and hands.||In bathrooms only for bathing & washing clothes.|
|Comes in sizes||It can be from 1 to 3 litres in size as it does not have any tank.||It can be from 6 to 50 litres depending on the size of storage tank.|
My choice of 3 Best Instant Geysers
This instant geyser has a 3 litre capacity & is of 3000 Watts. It comes in white colour and has dimensions of 26.5 cm X 26.5 cm X 44cm. It has a thermoplastic body to prevent it from rusting and has Neon indicator to display ‘On’ & ‘Heating’. It is priced under Rs.2800.
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This instant geyser too has a 3 litre hot water capacity and has HPR (High Pressure Resistance). It is inspired from Italy & comes in Italian design and comes in white colour. It has features like ‘faster heating’ and ‘Auto Cut Off’ to provide automatic temperature control. Its dimensions are 27.1 cm X 25cm X 43 cm. It is priced under Rs.3000.
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Now this one is a small instant geyser which comes in 1 litre & 3 litre and is most suited for sinks & wash basins. It has multi-functional safety valves, stainless steel tank with an anti-rust body. It consumes 3000 Watts of power & has dimensions of 26.5 cm X 22 cm X 42.4 cm. It is priced from Rs.2400 to Rs. 2600 (for 1 litre & 3 litre).
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Now I will choose 3 Best Storage Geysers
This is a 25 litre storage water geyser that comes in a colour combo of white & blue. It is of 2000 Watts equipped with AVS Technology and temperature meter. It has an ABS plastic body made up of rust-free material. It also features HD ISI element for extra heating & durability, and is priced under Rs. 4800.
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This is my second choice in the storage water geyser. It has a capacity of 215 litres and consumes 2000 Watts. It appears in Ivory colour and is suited for mid-sized bathrooms. It has heavy duty magnesium rod to protect it from rust & corrosion. It also features automatic thermostat, thermal cut off & anti vacuum system. This one is priced under Rs.3300.
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I choose this one for its size which has a capacity of 10 litre and comes in white and grey combo. It has the unique polymer protective coating technology which provide resistance against corrosion. It also has ‘HPR’ (High Pressure Resistance) and ‘smart guard’ to protect its heating element. Its body is rustproof and comes around Rs.6500.
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In all, I would just say that all these products are pretty good, easy to use, easy to install and available in the right budget to fulfill your different requirements. For more details click on the link below.