A geyser is a plant for heating water, storing water, and working with a 3-5 litre tank. The standard type of water heater is a broad category that includes all geysers with storage capacities from 1 litre to 100 litres. Instant water heaters are powerful devices that heat water. The electricity is supplied to a thermostat that regulates the water temperature. Take a look at the great variety available in India: conventional tanks and some types of geysers are gaining the upper hand when it comes to water storage.

Sometimes, choosing a geyser for yourself could prove to be a tedious job. So here we are with a little help to provide and tell you about the five most important things you need to keep in mind while buying a geyser that is suitable for you.

Top 5 things you must know while buying a geyser

If you are planning to buy a new water heater with geysers for your home, you will find that you have even more options than ever before, so it is worth doing your homework. The choice of the best geyser depends on the purpose of the hot water you install, the size of the bathroom in your budget, the instant-on (geyser for storage) or off-geyser, how often it is used (how often it is used in the bathroom, the kitchen or under the shower), the time to warm the water and whether it will have water pressure throughout the house for your convenience.

So let us start this helpful list to tell what all you need to keep in mind while purchasing a new geyser-

  • Size of the Geyser

One of the key factors to consider when buying a water heater is the size of the device you want. The size of the tank considerably depends on the size of your home, business, and family. When we talk about capacity, we are not only about how much water can hold a tank but also about how well it can heat water. Whether your hot water tank is powered by electricity or gas also influences the size of the tank. Small capacity geysers are fine for hot water needs in the kitchen, but you will need a large water heater, for instance, the Geyser 15l for larger bathrooms.

  • Material of the tank 

If you live somewhere where you get hard water, you should pay special attention to the containers, heaters, and materials. Hard water has a higher mineral content (calcium and magnesium), which can corrode the inner tank. If you have a hard water supply in your house, it is the tanks that come into direct contact with the water that is most susceptible to corrosion and dandruff. 

  • Power type

With the advancement of science, the options for everything have increased. You can find electric-powered, solar-powered, as well as fuel-powered Geysers. Electric geysers, like the Candy geyser, are gas-based water heaters that increase the temperature of water by using gas like liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or propane. When choosing a gas geyser, look for a condensation heater as it is more energy efficient (up to 20%) than other models.

  • Cost

There are hundreds of options available out in the market when you look for geysers. And there’s gonna be a lot of them which will match all the criteria of your perfect geyser. Buying and installing a solar-powered geyser may seem expensive, but if you buy the right one for your needs, it can help you save energy in the long run. Hot water from geysers accounts for half of the electricity we use in our homes.

Bottom Line 

While water heaters are really safe to use, one must always be aware of the risks and the safety features that come in-built in a storage water heater. Check for the safety valve always, which opens to relieve pressure if either one of the pressures or the temperature gets too high. This will prevent the water heater from blowing up if something goes wrong.