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Top Ten Water Heaters/geysers in India by standing loss and size in 2015

By on July 29, 2015

Hindi Translation: स्टैंडिंग लोस्स और आकार के आधार पर भारत के दस सबसे अच्छे वॉटर हीटर/गीजर

Although electricity consumption of water heater or geyser depends on the amount of hot water used (as discussed in our link: Choose the right sized water heater/geyser for electricity saving), standing loss can be an important factor while deciding which water heater to buy. “Standing loss” or heat/energy loss of a water heater to the surrounding in 24 hours is an important factor used by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) to decide on star rating of a water heater. Using hot water optimally and choosing the right sized heater can minimize “Standing Loss”, but the most efficient water heater for a given size can assist in minimizing losses. Most sources on the Internet provide details on features and reviews. Electricity consumption hardly becomes the deciding factor. To help people make electricity consumption as deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of Top Ten Water Heaters/Geysers in India by standing loss and size.

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  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains standing loss of a water heater and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The data is calculated in test conditions.
  • We have taken the data on standing loss and categorized it by the capacity or volume of the water heater. The water heater with the least value of standing loss units/lts is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked water heaters. List of all BEE star rated water heaters are available on the useful links given below.
  • Use the ‘Add to compare’ icon to compare the monetary value of the units available from BEE based on your tariff from your electricity provider and your usage.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of water heaters.

 

Top Ten Water Heaters

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Click To Expand: Less than 10 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1MORPHY RICHARDSLavo EM660.314
2MACROBATH-660.320
2SWH 130660.320
2Pebble Metallica 660.320
2Pebble 660.320
2PR(Neo/Stylo/Stylo ES)-6V60.320
3AO SMITHHSE-SBS-00660.341
3HSE-SDS-00660.341
3HSE-SAS-00660.341
4CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 80660.352
4SWH 60660.352
5APSONSMART 6L60.356
5Super Delux-0660.356
5PACIFIC-6A60.356
5SUPER-6A60.356
5Classico 660.356
5STAR-660.356
5MUK/0660.356
6CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 40660.426

Click To Expand: 10 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1MORPHY RICHARDSLavo EM10100.395
1HSE-SBS-010100.395
1HSE-SAS-010100.395
2HAVELLSMONZA EC 10100.400
3SURYAPACIFIC GLS-10100.401
3ATLANTIC GLS-10100.401
3BATH-10100.401
3SWH 1310100.401
3SWH 1010100.401
3SWH 1410100.401
3ES10V-E1100.401
3Pebble Metallica 10100.401
3CALENTA 10100.401
3CALDIA 10L100.401
3RACOLD ESWH-10V100.401
4CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 810100.441
4SWH 610100.441
4PSG 10N100.441
4MSG-10100.441
4RACOLD ESWH(SS)-10V100.441
5SPHEREHOTTURBO-10100.446
5SUPER 10100.446
5MUK/10100.446
5AP 10100.446
5STAR-10100.446
5Clemio 10100.446
5SMART 10L100.446
6RACOLDRACOLD ESWH(SS)-10H100.485
7CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 410100.534

Click To Expand: 15 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1AO SMITHHSE-VAS-015150.450
2AO SMITHHSE-SDS-015150.451
2HSE-SAS-015150.451
2HSE-SES-015150.451
2HSE-SBS-015150.451
3MORPHY RICHARDSLavo EM15150.454
3Lavo Digi15150.454
4HAVELLSMonza Ec 15150.460
4Puro Plus 15150.460
5CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 1015150.461
5SWH 1315150.461
5BATH-15150.461
5ATLANTIC GLS-15150.461
5PACIFIC GLS-15150.461
5SWH 1415150.461
5ES15V-M3150.461
5RACOLD ESWH-15V150.461
5RACOLD ESWH(DG/SW)-15V150.461
5CALDIA 15L150.461
5CALENTA 15150.461
5Pebble 15150.461
5Pebble Metallica 15150.461
5ES15V-E1150.461
6CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 615150.507
6SWH 815150.507
6SWH 415150.507
6SS WH 15150.507
6PSG 15N150.507
6RACOLD ESWH-15H150.507
6HSE-HAS-015150.507
6HSE-HAS-015-LHS150.507
7SPHEREHOTTURBO-15150.512
7muk/15150.512
7SUJATA/15150.512
7UNITONE/15150.512
7AP 15 `150.512
7STAR-15150.512
7Clemio 15150.512
7Classico+ 15150.512
7Classico 15150.512
7SMART 15L150.512
7ROYAL-15150.512
8JHON PLAYERSMSE-15150.569
9CROMPTON GREAVESSWH1515150.614
9SWH 615S Hz150.614
10RACOLDANDRIS-15150.675
10SWH 315E150.675

Click To Expand: 25 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1MORPHY RICHARDSLavo EM25250.523
1Lavo Digi25250.523
1Fervo Digi25250.523
1Premio Digi25250.523
2AO SMITHHSE-VAS-025250.540
3AO SMITHHSE-SAS-025250.550
3HSE-SDS-025250.550
3HSE-SBS-025250.550
3HSE-SES-025250.550
4HAVELLSMonza Ec 25250.560
4Puro Plus 25250.560
5SAAHASSHREE-25/5250.562
5JSC-25250.562
5BATH-25250.562
5KEW/GEY-150250.562
5STANDARD–25250.562
5PACIFIC GLS-25250.562
5ATLANTIC GLS-25250.562
5SWH 1325250.562
5SWH 1025250.562
5SWH 1425250.562
5RACOLD ESWH-25V250.562
5RACOLD ESWH(DG/SW)-25V250.562
5CALDIA 25L250.562
5Shakti GPV 25 GL250.562
5CALENTA 25250.562
5Pebble 25250.562
5Pebble Metallica 25250.562
5ES25V-E1250.562
5ES25V-M3250.562
6SUNFLAMESS WH 25250.618
6SWH 425250.618
6SWH 825250.618
6SWH 625250.618
6PSG 25N250.618
6MSG-25250.618
6HSE-HAS-025250.618
6HSE-HAS-025-LHS250.618
7SPHEREHOTTURBO-25250.624
7MUK/25250.624
7A - ONE STAR250.624
7SUJATA/25250.624
7UNITONE/25250.624
7STAR-25250.624
7Clemio 25250.624
7Classico+ 25250.624
7Classico 25250.624
7SMART 25L250.624
8RACOLDRACOLD ESWH-25H250.680
9JHON PLAYERSMSE-25250.693
10CROMPTON GREAVESSWH1525250.748
10SWH 625S Hz250.748

Click To Expand: 50 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1SAAHASSHREE-50/5500.742
1JSC-50500.742
1KEW/GEY-50500.742
1STANDARD-50500.742
2MORPHY RICHARDSLavo EM50500.807
2Premio Digi50500.807
2Fervo Digi50500.807
3FerroliCaldo.50H500.810
4MORPHY RICHARDSLavo EM35350.621
4Lavo Digi35350.621
5RACOLDRACOLD ESWH-50H500.898
6JHON PLAYERSMSE-50500.916
7SAAHASSHREE-35/5350.642
7JSC-35350.642
7STANDARD-35350.642
8CROMPTON GREAVESSWH 450500.988
9MAHARAJA WHITELINEClassico 50500.997
10SUNFLAMESS WH 35350.706

Click To Expand: Greater than 50 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1FerroliCaldo.70H700.920

If you plan to purchase a water heater online then you may look at our recommendations on Amazon.in:

Link to list of BEE Star Rated Water Heaters: http://bit.ly/OBnYiX


  • AN

    Dear BB Team,

    Need your guidance on below queries-

    1. Suggest a very good energy efficient storage geyser model with 15 L capacity, horizontal type, 5 star rated with 3KW heating element.
    2. How much time a water geyser takes for heating the water? I mean how to calculate the time I should put on the geyser considering that we are using shower and one person uses the water every single time.
    3. How to calculate the electricity unit consumed by water geyser every day/month?
    4. I stay in Pune and my bill shows connected and sanctioned load as 5KW, So will using 3KW geyser with washing machine will be a problem and can the MCB drip due to this?
    5. Is the electricity consumed by 3KW and 2KW heating element geyser same? If yes, then should one go for 3KW geyser as it will heat the water faster?

    Will be obliged if you can reply to each individual query.

    Regards,
    AN

  • Jose

    Hello, I’m looking to buy a 6 liter water heater and just wanted to ask what might be your personal recommendation from among Havells Bueno 6, Havells Quatro 6 and Bajaj Majesty 6? Kindly let me know.

  • Mithun

    HI Bijli Bachao team,

    I have been searching a lot lately on water heaters. I plan to buy a 10 litre heater for my home. I had finalized either Bueno or Quatro 10 based on ur list of top ten water heaters. today i visted the havells website and i see that some of the readings listed by your team for STANDING LOSS are INCORRECT for some Havells products.
    please clarify on the same

    Quatro 15 L – Standling loss (0.499 on havells website) – Standing loss (0.426 as per bijli bacho list)

    Opal 10 L – Standling loss (0.494 on havells website) – Standing loss (0.402 as per bijli bacho list)

    Some other listing are also incorrect. please RECHECK

    Refer url http://www.havells.com/Admin/Forms/Brochures/GYSER%20CATALOGUE%202014.pdf

    • Kamal

      Even I figured it out few days back. For Puro 15 it is mentioned here as 0.463 but on Havells website it is 0.446, that should be a very good figure. I ordered this Geyser online and to my surprise, on Geyser it is mentioned as 0.560. :( Looks like Havells is cheating with misleading information on its website. Its disheartening as difference is huge.

    • Mithun

      Not sure about how the product Puro 15L shows 0.560 as standing loss. I visited the Havells store and took a screenshot of their catalogue. Puro 15L does show 0.463 as standing loss against 24hr/45 degrees. probably the rating on the product 0.560 might be for 24hr/75 degrees which is the max temp the geyser can be ised it..

    • Kamal

      I cross checked the details. It is for 24hr/45 degree itself. I am feeling really disappointed, I could have checked this in store before buying. I have taken the pic from the manual provided with the geyser. Have a look… https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Wgkt5MMQRKc3pvSjI4NVFFQUU/view?usp=sharing

    • Kamal

      This figure will not place it into top 5 of even 25 ltr Geysers forget about 15 ltr. Now I am confused, to keep it or return it.

    • Mithun

      Thats strange.. i got this picture from the Manual at Havells store. Check the link. it says. Puro 15 L standing losss 0.463. i think you should check the manufacture date on the product. since u got it online, might be old stock. this pic i got on Sunday.. 2 days back from the store.

      https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7sd0fpPM9IpdXFhbElxX2FYQ1E

    • Mithun

      Hi Bijli Bachao team,

      AM also looking at Quatro 10L which is listed at 0.364 units on your website. Can you please share where you got this info from. I was unable to find on any website. The Havells store does not have any hard copy with this info at present.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mithun,

      Our source of information is BEE website. We updated our data couple of months back from what was there on BEE’s list. It seems now they have updated the Star Rating levels (starting July) and most of the models from Havells are not there in the new list. You can check BEE website: http://220.156.189.29/Home/Searchcompare … Data on BEE website is what manufacturers report to the government to get star rating.

    • Mithun

      Thanks BB team. By when can we see your updated list. i checked the BEE website. Most of the models from Havells are not there.. infact Quatro 10L which i am interested to but, does not even feature in Rating 4 or Rating 3 too. Not sure what that means,, Is it not recommended to buy Quatro then…..??

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Mithun,

      The latest data is updated above. Well what happens is that when BEE revises rating, all the old models have to be re certified as per the new rating and they need a new sticker for star rating. At times manufacturers are a bit late in submitting their applications again. Does not mean that the models have become bad. It is just that they need to re certify (call it additional process to handle with everything government :) ). Havells is a good brand and I do not think that there is any problem in buying the model.

    • MIthun

      Thanks guys..from BB team and keep up the good work..

  • Joseph

    Could you please advise me on which is the best 6 litre water heater?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Joseph,

      You can look at any one of the top ten models listed above.

  • Shobana Magesh

    I would like to go for a vertical water heater. The space between the ceiling and the false ceiling is around 25 inches. Will it be sufficient to fit a vertical heater of length 21 inches? I appreciate your help.

  • Vijay

    I plan to buy a water heater. We are a family of 3, however the heater will be used by each member at random, separate hours and not necessarily one after the other which means it will serve the needs of one person at a time. Which heater will be the best option given these circumstances – in terms of product reliability, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness? Also, what would be the ideal capacity I should go for? Please advise.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vijay,

      If people use bucket for bath then you can look at the list of 10 lts models above. If they prefer shower bath, then you can look at the list of 15 lts models above.

  • AN

    what are the best energy effiicient horizontal geysers available?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Bajaj has BEE 5 star rated horizontal models. You can check them.

  • CSS

    Dear sir

    I am unable to find Morphy Richards Lavo EM 6 electric instant water heater on internet web sites. This model is rated no 1 in your ratings. Please suggest any authorised shop in Ahmedabad

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello CSS,

      We are not aware of shops selling Morphy Richards geysers in Ahmedabad.

    • Css

      Thanks

    • krishnachaitanya.T

      Sir Could also respond to my request, its KRISH

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at any of these:

      HAVELLS QUATRO 15
      AO SMITH HSE-VAS-015
      MORPHY RICHARDS Lavo Digi15
      MORPHY RICHARDS Lavo EM15
      Ferroli Caldo.15V
      HAVELLS QUATRO DIGITAL 15

      I think Havells Quatro Digital is a great choice.

  • Sridhar

    I am planning to have an instant geyser in my bathroom. What should I go for 1 ltr or 3 ltr and if I would like to go for the most efficient one.
    Why I chose instant geyser – just to take as much hot water as I want instead of heating 6 lts every time.

  • Kamal

    Can you please recheck standing loss for Havells QUATRO 15 and QUATRO 25. I found a different value from the Havells website. This will surely change the ranking.

  • KRISH

    Hi,

    I was gone thru all the comments gave for every one, its really appreciable to the suggestions. I am planning to buy ‘V Guard Pebble Metallica 15 litres Geyser’ to my parents (Count of 2), Could you please suggest would it be the best or suggest any good one

    Regards
    krish

  • susant

    How about 15 ltr powerpye..it is a 5star rated and consume 2000w. If you compare with other products..it looks more comparative in market. Plz let me know your suggestions.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Susant,

      Have not heard of Powerpye. So cannot comment much on the brand. However you can go for it if it is a BEE 5 star rated product and you are comfortable with the brand.

    • Susant

      Thank you, i found that in snap deal “http://www.snapdeal.com/product/power-15-pp15isi-geyser-ivory/677876448518″ . Please suggest me .. shall i go for that or not .
      i am glad i am able to take some suggestion for you .. you guys are doing wonderful job.

    • Susant

      Thank you, i found that in snap deal “http://www.snapdeal.com/product/power-15-pp15isi-geyser-ivory/677876448518” . Please suggest me .. shall i go for that or not .
      i am glad i am able to take some suggestion for you .. you guys are doing wonderful job.

    • Birender Sharma

      Dear Susant,
      Kindly Buy our 15 ltr sunhot Geyser with 5 star ratings @ of Rs.4435/-

  • raghu

    I have seating the models which are prescribed here with an ascending order based on standing units/loss are not available in the Market. I am from Hyderabad and have visited lot of shops/malls/Metros but not able to find. I searched for 15 ltr storage water heater. is there any reason for it ?
    Regards
    Raghu

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Raghu,

      I don’t see any reason why they are not available in market. It may be because mostly people do not ask for BEE 5 star rated geysers that sellers just get the cheaper popular ones that do not have star rating. Sellers just try to stock whatever sells more. But frankly, this is the first time we are hearing that models are not available in market.

  • Sailaja

    Hi,
    I plan to use a bath tub in one bathroom. we are a family of 4, going to have geysers in two bathrooms as well. what are the capacities i should go in for the bathroom with tub and for the bathroom without tub.(bucket bath)
    Please advise me on the brands and models too to minimise electriciy. at the same time how to pick a heater which does not have submersible elements as the bore water is hard to avoid damage due to scaling.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shailaja,

      A bath tub can have 100 lts, 150 lts or 200 lts of water. Even if you have smallest one which is 100 lts, then you would need a 50 lts water heater for that. And that would consume a lot of electricity, as we have always mentioned that electricity needed for heating water is directly proportional to the volume of water you use. For bucket bath 6-10 lts water heater would suffice. We always suggest people to go for smallest possible water heater to save electricity.

      If you really want to go for 50 lts water heater then in that case would suggest you to go for a heat pump based water heater. You can know more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/heat-pump-water-heaters-benefits-instant-water-heater-tankless-heater.html

      For 6-10 lts you can look at the list above. Some good brands: Havells, AO Smith, Racold, Bajaj, Ferolli, Venus. All these brands have anti corrosion protection, so you may not have to worry about corrosion.

  • Vaibhav

    Hi Bijlibacho Team,
    Can you help to know , what is the heat pump? How it work? What is the capacity of the heat pump geyser?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Viabhav,

      We have explained heat pump water heater in detail on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/heat-pump-water-heaters-benefits-instant-water-heater-tankless-heater.html … you can check the same.

      The sizes vary. They are as small as 50 lts to 200-300 lts.

  • Vivek

    Most of the water heaters mentioned above are of vertical type. Are there any 5 star rated horizontal mount water heaters??

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vivek,

      You can get BEE 5 star rated horizontal mount water heaters from Bajaj Electricals. They have quite some models.

  • veeravel

    FERROLI OR RACOLD

    FERROLI 25 BETTER BUY OR RACOLD 25

    FERROLI BETTER PERFORMANCE 5 STAR

    • RKA

      i got a feedback from dealer that in 25l range ferroli caldo is best compared to AO smith and Havells.I would like to buy a new 25l vertical heater.Ay suggestion?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      All are top brands. You may look at any of these:

      MORPHY RICHARDS Lavo Digi25
      MORPHY RICHARDS Premio Digi25
      MORPHY RICHARDS Fervo Digi25
      MORPHY RICHARDS Lavo EM25
      HAVELLS BUENO 25
      AO SMITH HSE-VAS-025
      Ferroli Caldo.25V
      Ferroli Caldo.25VMP

    • Css

      Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Brand wise both are good. Racold is more established. However we do not suggest going for 25 lts water heaters for a home use. The smaller the water heater, more electricity saving you can get.

  • Aziz

    Most comments here are questions. I only want to say thanks for the commendable job you’re doing! I was looking around for a BIG water heater for my new flat. A reading of this informative list was no less than an eye opener. I’m going for a Havells Quatro 10. Thanks a bunch!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You are most welcome Mr Aziz. We are glad that you found the information useful.

  • Ketaki

    Hi, I want to buy a electric geyser for 5 members. We prefer bucket bath only. I have shortlisted AO Smith and Havells geysers with 10 liter capacity. Can you please suggest me, which size would i buy? Thanks in advance.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ketaki,

      10 lts is perfectly fine if you prefer bucket bath. You can look at HAVELLS QUATRO 10 or HAVELLS QUATRO Digital 10.

    • Ketaki

      Hi,
      Thanks for your response. I have looked at HAVELLS QUATRO 10, its good. But i couldn’t found HAVELLS QUATRO Digital 10 liter model. The Havells digital model is available in 15 and 25 liters on Snapdeal. The digital temperature setting functionality is pretty good. Where can i find this HAVELLS QUATRO Digital model in 10 Liters?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      I am sorry. Digital models are available only in 15 and 25 lts.

  • Sidd

    Hey,

    KUDOS, Wonder full and informative blog !

    I Live in chennai and for the use of 2 people only during nov to feb as Chennai is Hot on other months..Thanks to Global warming ..lol..

    I zero down to Crompton Greaves 3L IWH03PC1 Instant Geysers OR Venus Water Heater Lava Instant 3L30 3 Litres

    Can I Get BEE ratings for this if not an way to findcalculate BEE rating.

    which one you will recommend for my usage(if i plan for a solar WH stuff)

    Instant Geyser + solar water heater OR Storage Geyser + solar water heater

    Thanks in Advance !! Keep up your great Work….

    Super fan will be a success bcoz of your blog :)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sidd,

      With water heaters the best way to save electricity is to use smallest possible water heater. However the size would depend on the usage of water. Typically if you use shower for bathing then you would use 25 lts of water. If you use bucket then you would use 10-15 lts water. For 10-15 lts of hot water at bathing temperature, you need 6-10 lts water heater (or even 3 lts water heater can be good). But if you use shower then you would need 10-15 lts water heater at least.

      1 & 3 lts water heaters are called instant water heaters and there is no BEE rating for them. BEE rating is given on standing loss (or heat that water heater would loose while note in use). 1 & 3 lts water heater would have insignificant heat loss as its surface area would be less. But because BEE does not give star ratings to those water heaters, it will be difficult to choose the better amongst the ones in your list.

      If you plan to go for solar water heater then you will have to use storage geyser along with it. The electric heater is used as a backup so that you do get hot water when there is no sufficient sunlight. Even in that case the size will depend on your hot water needs.

  • Prashant K.

    Hi I am Prashant,
    We are two people living in Nagpur, please suggest me a energy efficient geyser for our home?
    Which should I buy 3 Liter instant geyser or any storage geyser and please tell me how we can calculate energy unit consumption for any electric device. If the wattage is given on the device

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Prashant,

      3 lts water heaters are also categorized as instant water heaters as the storage is very less. They are not rated by BEE on star rating so we do not have much data on it to compare. However 6 lts water heater heater are rated by BEE and you can look at these:

      HAVELLS BUENO 6
      HAVELLS QUATRO 6
      BAJAJ Majesty 6GPU
      Ferroli Mito.6
      AO Smith HSE-SBS-006
      AO Smith HSE-SDS-006
      AO Smith HSE-SAS-006

      By the way instant water heaters are better to save electricity in general. If you use bucket for bath then a 3 or 6 lts water heater would work well. But if you use shower then you will have to go for 10-15 lts water heater depending on how long the shower is used.

      As far as energy consumption is concerned. A standard formula is that if you use 100 watts electricity for 10 hrs …. then you use 100 x 10 = 1000 Wh = 1 kWh = 1 unit of electricity. So if your appliance is rated at 1500 watts then it would consume 1.5 units of electricity in 1 hour. However this is not always true for all appliances. For e.g. ACs have thermostat that switch off the compressor when temperature is stable. And the power consumption goes down. So if you have AC rated 1500 watts, it would not use 1.5 units in an hour. Similarly water heaters have thermostat. So the energy consumption depends on the amount of hot water you use. If you use more hot water then electricity consumption would be more. If you use less water then the electricity consumption would be less. And that is why we recommend people to go for smallest water heater that can suffice the need. It is just that if you use 3 lts water heater with a shower, you will finish the hot water soon and then you will have to use cold water. Best is to have bucket bath if you want to save electricity :).

  • Aroush

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team, Thank you coming up with such website which is helpful for the consumers, i want to buy a 3 or 6 ltrs water geyser, can you please suggest me with the best product, which will consume very less power/electricity. Thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Aroush,

      3 lts water heaters are also categorized as instant water heaters as the storage is very less. They are not rated by BEE on star rating so we do not have much data on it to compare. However 6 lts water heater heater are rated by BEE and you can look at these:

      HAVELLS BUENO 6
      HAVELLS QUATRO 6
      BAJAJ Majesty 6GPU
      Ferroli Mito.6
      AO Smith HSE-SBS-006
      AO Smith HSE-SDS-006
      AO Smith HSE-SAS-006

      By the way instant water heaters are better to save electricity in general.

  • ramakrishna

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team….. First of all thank you for the wonderful website

    I am rama krishna from gudivada,(AP) We are 7 members including my father,mother.we preferred bucket bath only. we are using tap water

    So can u plz suggest me best water geyser….. and which size would I buy

    with thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ramakrishna,

      You can look at these 10 lts water heaters:

      HAVELLS QUATRO 10
      Ferroli Caldo.10V
      MORPHY RICHARDS Salvo 10L
      HAVELLS OPAL 10
      USHA Aquagenie 10L
      BAJAJ PX 10 GLR
      HAVELLS BUENO 10
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

    • ramakrishna

      thank u

  • H R Shah

    there is no information about the gas geysers. I wanted to know about the top gas geysers. Will u add this information?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Shah,

      Regular storage water heaters are rated by BEE based on their standing loss. It gives us an objective way to provide rating (without any bias and subjectivity). However gas geysers are not yet rated by BEE and even the manufacturers do not provide much data for them, so currently it is difficult to provide that data.

  • kiran

    Hi I needed to know that with tank I’d better or without tank..and we are of 4 members in a family.please advice soon..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Kiran,

      If your are not in a city with extreme cold climate (like in north) then even tankless water heaters will be good enough for you.

  • Anantha

    Hi, I use bajaj water heater 25l 3d rapidotherm… It started tripping from last few months.. Is it a known problem?? Can u please suggest some solution to this??
    … If not, please suggest other options to buy

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Anantha,

      It is possible that there is leakage of current somewhere. Would suggest you to ask an electrician to check the same. He should be able to find the source of the problem. Once the problem is identified, then we can find solution.

  • ajil

    Requirement: 1 bucket (medium size) full of hot water, Twice daily
    Preferences: Energy Efficient .Durable

    Question 1 : Should I go for 6 or 10 litre model ?
    Question 2 : Shorlisted Vguard Pebble Mettalica / Havells bueno/Havells RIo.. Your suggesions please

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Ajil,

      For a bucket of water 6 lts model should be good enough. From a specs perspective I would suggest Havells Bueno. It’s ELCB feature is quite good (however it is not there in 6 lts model). Havells in general gets good features in Water Heaters.

  • aditya

    Hi Bijlibachao,
    I am looking for a geyser and confused with the number of options available and need help. I have read the articles on capacity, consumption, standing losses etc. And now I am confused.
    Currently I have an 8 year old ISI marked geyser with 1 litre capacity, we have recently started using more of the same and saw a surge of 100 units in electricity in this years and last years bill.
    Based on one of your articles I am targeting the havells Beuno 6…however I read about your article about gas geysers and saw the power comparison, we are already using PNG for cooking but I am not sure how safe it is and what kind of installation will be required.
    It seems more logical to simply replace the old electric geyser??

    Please advice
    Yours,
    Confused

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Aditya,

      Gas geyser is certainly more energy efficient as well as cost efficient. In general PNG provider has to provide piping close to the bathroom for the installation of gas geyser. Also it is not recommended to install gas geyser in the bathroom, instead it should be installed outside the bathroom where there is an open window for exit of the gases. So you will have to figure out if all this is possible: 1) Piping of PNG to a space close to the bathroom 2) Space outside bathroom for installation.

      Otherwise if this is not possible then Havells Bueno 6 would be a great choice.

  • Arun

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team
    I want some suggestions to decide between Havells QUATRO 15 Digital and AO Smith HSE-SES-15
    Here are my criteria
    1. Standing loss : Quatro wins here, with 0.459 versus 0.620 for AOSmith
    How critical is standing loss, considering a family of four, using the geyser only in morning, staying at Hyderabad or Delhi.

    2. Warranty : AOSmith is offering 7 yrs on tank and 4 yrs on element, versus 5yrs on tank and 2 yrs on element by Havells.

    3. Both are having digital display. I know that Havells shows both current temp and target temp. Does AOSmith SES also capable of showing current temp of tank water?

    4. Price wise, both seem to be in range of Rs 300-500 of each other, so that is not a criteria for me.

    Is there any other criteria that I should be considering. I would greatly appreciate your inputs on this.

    Rgds,
    Arun

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Arun,

      If you do not leave hot water in the geyser and use up all of it, then standing loss will not be a factor. But invariably we tend to heat extra water (by switching off the geyser a little late) leading to heating of excess water and thus loss of electricity. However all it is is just 0.17 units of electricity in a day (difference between the two models you have listed). We are not sure if AO Smith has capability to show current temperature, however it does show energy consumption by the water heater.

      I think longer warranty should give AO Smith an edge.

    • Arun

      Thanks !! appreciate your time.

  • Sunil Mathew

    Hi,

    I would like to buy an LPG geyser for my shower, From the net i was able to find two brands, Bajaj and Venus. Other than that info is very limited. On snapdeal, Bajaj is available, but i cant find out if they have service backup as the site says the installation will be done by bajaj.

    Can you give me your suggestion and your opinion about LPG geysers.

    regards,

    Sunil, alleppey ( Alappuzha ) Kerala

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Sunil,

      Gas based water heaters are certainly energy efficient and good. However one has to take certain precautions for the safety as well. We have written about it on this article: https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/gas-water-heatersgeyser-better-than-electric-geysers-in-saving-energy.html . You can go for either Bajaj or Venus as they are top brands. While buying online just make sure that you are getting warranty on it.

  • Manjula

    Hi,

    We are looking for a geyser and need your suggestions regarding the selection. Based on your blog , we have decided to take two 15 ltr geysers for both our bathrooms. The options are AO smith and Ferroli.
    Since Ferroli is relatively new in the market we are not getting much reviews regarding it. Our area has hard water , So please suggest which one to go with. We are interested in Ferroli as it has digital display. Does any of these models have auto switch off when the water is heated to the desired temperature after we set it?

    Thanks,
    Manjula

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manjula,

      AO Smith is a great brand, however we have also not heard much about Ferroli. So cannot comment much on Ferroli. However if you are looking for models which are energy efficient and have lots of automated features then you should look at Havells Quatro Digital or Havells Bello Digital. Both are BEE 5 star rated models with high energy efficient, along with some awesome automated features to auto start, auto switch off, remote control, eco mode, and several other technologies to make sure that the energy consumption is less.

    • Jacob

      Hi Team,
      I too am interested Ferroli water heater and would like your opinion about this company’s product as their website claim to be “better than products with 5 star rating”. Can you please provide necessary information and your take on it. Thank you.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Jacob,

      Ferroli is an international brand and a good brand. They do have good number of BEE 5 star rated models. Now every star rating is a range of standing loss. For e.g in 6 lts water heater, 1 star rating is given to model with standing loss ≤0.521 & >0.474, 2 star rating is given to model with standing loss ≤0.474 & >0.431 … similarly any model with standing loss less than 0.356 is BEE 5 star. Now 0.355 is also less than 0.356 and 0.2 is also less than 0.356 and both will get BEE 5 star rating. Ferroli markets that it has models which are 10% more efficient than BEE 5 star. It means if it has a 6 lts water heater its standing loss would be 0.356 x 0.9 …. but that will still be BEE 5 star as BEE 5 star is any model with standing loss less than 0.356 …. and on top of that there are models that are more efficient than that as well.

  • Yash

    I need calorifier/ geyser complet set .
    Capacity 6kw.
    Supply 30-415vac
    Volume -120 ltr
    Type -auto cut off
    Range – 20 c* – 80 c*

  • K Deba Prasad Patra

    Hi

    I am looking for a good Geyser which should be cost effective , can be used for 2-3 person for bath , should be good for hard water and it must consume less electricity.

    Also want to know , if price for 2000 watt model and 3000 watt model are same price which one we should choose.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Patra,

      You can look at these 15 lts water heaters:

      Havells QUATRO 15 (Havells Quatro Digital has a remote control as well which can be quite useful)
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

      All these can handle hard water. As far as 2000 watt and 3000 watt is concerned, a 3000 watt will just heat water faster. Electricity consumption will be the same for both if the amount of water to be heated is same. Electricity consumption of water heater depends on the amount of water you heat.

  • Max

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for maintaining such a nice blog, and helping people.

    Would request your advice on choice for a good Geyser.

    City: Bangalore
    Bath Mode: 2 Buckets per Bath per person, Many times use overhead shower or hand shower
    No of people using: 2 people, twice daily (Morning-Evening)
    Usage: All year round daily
    Preferences: Energy Efficient with low electricity cost, Space efficient, power fluctuations resistant, Safe and durable, Quick heating as much as possible, Generally temperatures outside are 24+ degrees or more all year round, Need temperature control and if any has option for hot and cold water mixing, I generally forget to switch off the geyser so any mechanism supporting auto cut-off will help

    Topmost priority: Best, reliable, and efficient After Sales Support by Company

    Looking forward to your recommendations

    Thanks in advance,

    Max

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Max,

      A Havells Quatro Digital or Bello Digital 15 lts water heater model would be great for your use. These models are BEE 5 star rated and have automated digital timers to switch on and off the water heater. They also have many more energy saving features. And Havells is a great brand in general.

  • Mohit

    Hello Mr. Abhishek

    I need your advice for geyser in my flat. The space available above sealing is 18 inch. Electritian told that only horizontal geyser can be accomodated there. I need your advice in respect of space available with available and suited geyser. I shall be thankful to you.

    Regards
    Mohit

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mohit,

      Which city are you in and how many people will be using the geyser in the bathroom? Typically 10 lts geyser is good enough for bucket bath and 15 lts is good for shower bath (depending on the city’s temperature profile). Bajaj and AO Smith have some good 15 lts horizontal models that are BEE 5/4 star.

    • Mohit

      Hello Abhishek
      Thanks a lot for your response.

      I am in Gurgaon,Haryana and there 5 memebers in family so was looking for 25 L Geyser. Another alternative which I thought was of 2 geyser of 15L each. The space above sealing is 18 inch in both bathroom so need your expert suggestion for finalising geyser. Also if any idea, from where I can produre them chepeast (currently i am use internet to find the cheapest option available)

      Regards
      Mohit

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mohit,
      We would recommend you to go for two 15L geysers than going for a 25L geyser. As a 25l geyser can produce excess of hot water which is basically excess electricity consumption. Since the space above sealing is only 18 inches we would recommend you to go for horizontal geyser.
      You can look at these horizontal 15L geyser:
      Bajaj Magesty 15L GMH (RW or LW) Water Heater
      Bajaj Magesty 15L GMH (RF) Storage water
      AO Smith EWSH Plus 15L
      AO Smith EWSH 15L

    • Mohit

      Hi Abhishek
      Thank you very much for your response.

      Can you please share your opinion about RACOLD geysers (Horizontal)?

      Regards
      Mohit

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mohit,

      Which model are you talking about? I have seen only vertical models on their website.

    • Mohit

      Dear Abhishek
      I am talking about RACOLD ALTRO as I am able to see its horizontal version available when searched on Google (I am posting reply against on eof older post as I am unable to post reply against latest comment of yours)

      Regards
      Mohit

    • Abhishek Jain

      RACOLD ALTRO Horizontal looks good. Racold is a good brand and this model has temperature adjustment knob to reduce your electricity consumption. Both Racold and AO Smith are good brands. You can go for Racold Altro as well.

  • Vishal

    Can you pls suggest for bath shower which includes body jets & rain shower with waterfall Grohe Brand

  • MANPREET SINGH BEDI

    Hello Sir, I am using Elpar 35 litre water heater for last 10-12 years. I want to replace it with 15 litres either of Havells Quatro, Morphy Richards Salvo 15 L or any other from top 10 geysters of 15 LItre mentioned on this website. But main thing that water is ground / hard water. Would they be good enough for ground water. Please advise. Thanks Manpreet Singh

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Bedi,

      Most modern water heaters have anti corrosion coating inside. They either have glasslined coating or polymer coating that helps it handle hard water. You should look at the coating before making a purchase. You can read more about it on this link:

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/coating-storage-water-heater-thermoplastic-stainless-steel-enamel-coating-glasslined.html

      You can go for Havells Quatro. It is efficient and it can handle hard water.

    • Manpreet Singh bedi

      thanks for your prompt reply. further is Havells Quatro and Havells Quatro Digital same except digital display. I think I should go for simple Havells Quatro. Pls advise

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Bedi,

      There are many more features in Quatro Digital:

      1) It has auto switch on and switch off feature. So you can program it to start and stop at any time of day so that it is convenient as well as energy saving.
      2) It also has a remote control to switch on and off the water heater.
      3) It has Whirl Flow Technology which stops cold water to mix with hot water when the water heater is in use. This provides consistent hot water as well as saves electricity.

    • manu

      hi abhishek, I need an advise from you. I was reviewing geyser’s and would like to consider AO Smith SDS 25 LTR / BAJAJ Majesty Rapidotherm 25 GV. I think both of them are 5 star rated right ? While bajaj is 3000w and AO smith is 2000W. I saw bajaj has some patent on this model and also 3D heating , plus surrond heating makes it 50% faster etc. Which one do you suggest in 25 LT range. I know you have given a list. But just asking a question on these two or any other advise in 25lts model’s. ( high rise apt -12 floors). Please let me know.

      Thanks

    • manu

      Appreciate your reply on the above geyser choice. I m planning to buy ASAP. thanks in advance,

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Manohar,

      Both Bajaj and AO Smith are good brands and both these models are BEE 5 star. Bajaj model certainly will heat faster as it has 3kW heating element while AO Smith model has a 2KW heating element. Warranty wise both have similar warranties. Both have thermal regulator to control the hot water temperature. AO Smith model has glass lined heating element as well as inner tank which can be highly durable and corrosion resistant. AO Smith model also has safety valve to prevent over pressure. So feature wise I like AO Smith but heating will be faster in Bajaj model. So you can decide accordingly.

  • Rajesh

    Dear sir,
    Pl suggest among Morphy Richards Salvo 10 L and Racold eterno2 10 L.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,
      Racold eterno2 10 L. is better.

  • Madhav

    Hi Abhishek,

    Based on the website details i preferred to buy AO Smidth HAS VAS model. My requirement is 15Liters electric gyser. I am looking for the one which is best for long term and be best in energy efficiency. Please confirm me if have done a right choice or do you suggest me any other model for my requirement.

    • Abhishek Jain

      AO Smith is a good brand. You can certainly go for it.

  • PRAMOD PANDHURNEKAR

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am living in Bhopal, family of 4 persons, in a duplex having 3 bathrooms. Two bathrooms on 1st floor with common connection for geysers and one bathroom at GF. Due to design & space limitation (500 mm below roof, tiles start) as well as hard water, I am planning to purchase JAQUAR Elena 25 Ltrs ? 2 Nos. Three persons will be using bathrooms at a time in the morning with showers
    Initially I was planning to purchase solar water heaters of 150 Ltrs with in-built electrical heating arrangement (like V guard) however somebody told me that it doesn?t work for almost 90 days a year (winter, rainy & cloudy days when it needs most) and electricity consumed during this period is more in solar water heater of 150 Ltr compared to 50 Ltrs (2 Nos each of 25 Ltrs) electric geysers used during the year.
    It seems that I am confused and unable to take any decision. Pl. advice me to take correct decision.
    Pramod Pandhurnekar
    9425604715

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Pandhurnekar,

      You should go for a Solar Hybrid water heater solution. In this kind of solution output water from a solar water heater goes into an electric water heater. If the solar water heater is not able to heat water to desired temperature, then the electric water heater does that.

      Please note that electric water heaters have a thermostat. Depending on temperature setting on the thermostat, the electric water heater uses only that much electricity as is required to heat the water to the desired temperature. Once the water reaches that temperature, the electric water heater shuts off.

      In case of solar hybrid solution, if there is sufficient heat in the atmosphere to heat water, the output from solar water heater will be hot enough and the electric water heater will not have to do any work. But if the water from solar water heater is not hot enough then the electric water heater will be used only to raise the temperature differential. This way if the solar water heater does not get sufficient heat then electric heater will do the rest. You can put a 10 lts water heater in each bathroom and a common 150 lts solar water heater at the top.

      You should not go with water heater with in built water heating, but instead you should take the output of solar water heater (one without inbuilt water heating) and put it in a regular electric water heater. The amount of electricity used for water heating is directly proportional to amount of water you heat and the difference between water temperature and desired temperature. So if you heat 150 lts of water, the amount of electricity will certainly be more than if you heat 50 lts water. But if you take the output of solar water heater (hot or not) and put it in a 50 lts water heater, the electricity consumption will be same or lower.

  • DB

    Dear Abhishek,
    How u doing? u doing good job. Great website.

    I need ur help. I’m living in Punjab.we want to use Gas Geysers. we don’t want to use Electrical one.

    Plz suggest which model and company good to buy with warranty.

    Thanks for Advance.
    DB

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi DB,

      You can go for Racold or AO Smith gas instant water heater. Just make sure that you keep it outside the bathroom and not inside a closed room.

    • DB

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for reply.
      I found they have only 1 model. Plz can help me to choose.which model is good for 3 people.

      Racold
      http://www.racold.com/Catalog/Gas%20Water%20Heater%20Leaflet%2021Wx29.7H.pdf
      AO Smith
      http://www.aosmithindia.com/HIG-VNS.html

      Thanks
      DB

    • Abhishek Jain

      The DGI 6L FFI LED model looks similar to HIG-VNS as both have 6 lts/min rate for hot water. However I think that Carbon Monoxide Detector feature in A O Smith is quite helpful from a safety perspective. It will set off an alarm in case of leaks which can be really helpful. I would say that AO Smith looks better just because of the safety features.

  • Somjit

    Dear Abhishek,
    Pls suggest which one will be better
    1. Bajaj new shakti 15L
    2. Bajaj platini 15L GV storage
    3. Bajaj Majesty Glassline 15 ltr GMV Storage Water Heater
    4. Morphy Richards Water Heater 15 Ltr Lavo VM
    Is there any other better option for 15L geyser within 6K?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Somjit,

      I would rather recommend that you go for VGuard Steamer Plus MSV 15 lts model. It is BEE 5 star and within 6K.

    • Somjit

      Ok, Please clarify my few queries?
      What about warranty of V Guard Steamer Plus MSV 15 lts?
      Does it have glassline protection?
      What about V-guard support & services, does they have sufficient service centre?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Somjit,

      This is what VGuard website states:

      1) Inner tank made of High-quality steel with Vitreous Enamel coating. Vitreous Enamel also called porcelain enamel is glassline coating (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitreous_enamel).

      2) Warranty: 2 year overall warranty on product and 5 years on the tank; (as seen on snapdeal link: http://www.snapdeal.com/product/vguard-geyser-steamer-plus-msv/550304417)

      3) Vguard as a brand for voltage stabilizer is quite popular and have a big network. However I cannot comment much on their support in your area. You will have to contact local dealers and vendors to get some feedback on this.

  • Sukanta Bhattacharjee

    I live in a area where there is too much iron in supply water. I have a Kent water purifier but i need to change the filter too often because of this. Kindly help me which geyser and water purifier will be best for me for this hard water.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sukanta,

      Water Heaters have inbuilt protection for hard water. They have glass lined surface and heating element to protect against corrosion that is caused due to hardness of water. Water purifier does not work on hardness. It is mainly for dust and impurities. Hardness can be removed using water softner (kent also has water softners). What is the purpose for which you are looking solution for?

  • Sandeep

    Hi Abhishek,

    Appreciate the wonderful job you doing to create awarness in people for saving Electricity.
    I wanted to buy 25L Water heater, Horizontal fitting. Which will be appropriate for me. I am looking for the heater which pulls less electricity. Please give me 4 to5 names in sequence.
    Thanks a lot.

    Regards,
    Sandeep

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you are looking for horizontal water heaters you can look at these:

      A O Smith EWSH – Plus
      Bajaj Majesty 25 GMH (CP)
      Havells Horizontal Fino

      These are BEE 4 star rated models (as there are very few horizontal models).

  • Swaminathan

    I am unable find list of top 10 instant geysers. Can you please send the link/list.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Swaminathan,

      Instant geysers are not rated by BEE and so there is no objective criterion to rate them yet. Any recommendation will be more subjective than objective. However if you want suggestion then you may look at instant geysers from Racold, A O Smith, Havells, Bajaj or Venus.

    • Nagendra Raju.D from Hyderabad.

      Sir I want to purchase instant water heater. Which brand is best Venus or AO Smith? I want to know the inner tank of 3 Ltr 3 KW of AO smith. Whether it is Glass lined or Copper. AO Smith is providing 5 years warranty on inner tank and for Venus it is Copper tank and providing 10 years of warranty.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      Both the brands are good and popular. If you are getting 10 years warranty on Venus, then I would say that it is a better option. A O Smith has not mentioned the details of material of inner tank for instant water heater on its website.

  • Somjit

    Dear Abhishek,
    I want to buy a geyser for family of 2 for bucket bath. We staying at Delhi, Water is very hard. Please mention some name of quality & economic geyser. Also suggest the capacity.
    Regards
    Somjit

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Somjit,

      Typically if a single bucket is sufficient then a 10 lts water heater would be good for you. You can look at these:

      10 lts models:
      Morphy Richards Salvo 10L
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj PX 10 GLR
      Havells BUENO 10
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU
      AO Smith HSE-SBS-010

      However if you use more than a bucket, then you should look at 15 lts one (this is because in winters in Delhi, water heater would take a lot of time to heat even 10 lts water to 60 degrees). In that case you can look at these:

      Havells QUATRO 15 (Havells Quatro Digital has a remote control as well which can be quite useful)
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

    • Somjit

      What is your opinion about Orient 15L geyser?

    • Somjit

      What is your opinion about Orient 15L geyser & Bajaj 15 ltr. New Shakti Geyser

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Somjit,

      Orient geysers are not amongst the top most energy efficient geysers. But if you are looking for Orient geysers then you can look a these models:

      WF1501M
      WF1502M
      WF1501P

      They are offering 5 years warranty on the tank. There are some brands that even offer 7-10 years warranty.

  • meerasanyal

    Dear Abhishek ,
    Love the site :) need a little help we are renovating the bathrooms and hence wish to move to good energy efficient water heaters , my brother likes the water really hot and can stay in the shower for as long as 45 minutes (post foot ball )we live in mumbai , which water heater do u suggest , i feel a 15 lt one should be sufficient .
    thanks
    pia

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Pia,

      I am glad that you liked the website and found it useful. By the way 45 mins is way long a time to take bath!!! Typically 15 lts water heater is good enough for 15-20 mins long bath in Mumbai :). However if the bath is really long then you might have to go for 25 lts. If you are looking for 15 lts water heater then you can look at these:

      Havells QUATRO 15 (Havells Quatro Digital has a remote control as well which can be quite useful)
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Mohit

    Hi Abhishek,

    I already have a (non branded, ISI marked) gyser with 25L capacity installed at my place. However during very cold to severly cold weather as in Delhi right now, the GI connections pipes being in out in open (not in covered shaft, where cold winds are blocked by the surrounding walls), the water becomes very cold and it takes more than usual time to heat it to the optimum level at a short interval which is a normal feature in Shower Bath.

    Now i am planning to change it to a higher capacity and to a better performing one, seeing my unique situation w.r.t placement of GI pipes. Can you suggest a solution to me?

    Also, the GI pipes run from the plastic water tank on the 4th floor out in open (without any surounding walls) then to the gyser on ground floor. Gyser is located in the bathroom itself.

    Thanks,

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mohit,

      If you want to heat quickly then you either have to go for a water heater with higher wattage heating element of about 3 kW or you may also go for gas instant water heater which heats at a rate of about 12 kW. However with gas geyser you would need LPG or PNG connection and the geyser will have to be kept out of the bathroom. But it can heat at a faster rate. Now to give you a comparison, suppose the temperature of water coming in is 5 degrees then the time taken to heat by different wattage heating element would be:

      1 kW heating element will take 99 mins to heat 25 lts
      2 kW heating element will take 50 mins to heat 25 lts
      3 kW heating element will take 33 mins to heat 25 lts

  • Kiran

    Hello I am looking for a horizontal geyser for my apartment. Since I have space crunch I have to look for sleek horizontal geyser along with good rating and features. Need your help in choosing one. Please guide me.

    • Kiran

      Forgot to mention that 15L is good enough for me

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kiran,

      Water heaters of horizontal type are mostly BEE 4 star rated. If you are looking for 15lts water heater of horizontal type then you can look at these:

      AO Smith EWSH or EWSH plus
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GMH (RF) or 15 GMH (CP)

      These are BEE 4 star rated.

  • Aravindhan

    One quick question: Why is Venus brand not appearing in your list ? Any specific reason.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Aravindhan,

      The list above is based completely on data from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). If any model has high energy efficiency then it appears on the list.

  • Pankaj

    Hi Abhishek,
    We’ve a solar water heater.
    The hot water line is directly inserted into the water heater. Is it right?
    We’ve to get a new water heater (for use in days of heavy rains & 3-4 weeks of winter).
    We’d a Mitaso 25L horizontal water heater. Worked excellent for 17+ years.
    Is Solray/ Remson good option?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Output of solar water heater into an electric water heater is the right thing to do. This is done so that you always get sufficiently hot water. If the weather is sunny, then solar water will do all the job and electricity will not be used. But in case during some days the solar water heater is not able to heat enough, then the rest of the job can be done by electric water heater. So the connection is right.

      I have not see Remson amongst the highest energy efficiency models. You can look at some of the high efficiency models in the list above.

  • vijaykapoor

    Hi Abhishek please sugesst a 25l geyser for bucket abath..
    Ao smith or cg or racold

    • Abhishek Jain

      25 lts is a lot for bucket bath. Ideally 10-15 lts should be more than enough. However if you are looking for 25 lts then you can look at A O Smith HSE-VAS-025.

  • Chelliah M

    Hello Mr.Abishek,
    Shall be shifting to a four storied apartment in Chennai. My family consist of four members. Planning to install a horizontal type geyser common for two bathrooms and all shall be getting ready at the same time. We mostly prefer bucket bath.
    Kindly give your recommendations on buying a suitable geyser.

    Regards
    Chelliah M

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      If you are looking for horizontal geyser for two bathrooms and if it is for bucket bath then I would suggest going for a 25 lts water heater. You can look at these models:

      Bajaj Majesty 25 GMH (CP) (BEE 5 star rated)
      A O Smith EWSH or EWSH Plus
      Havells Fino Horizontal or Monza SLK HB.

      All of them have adjustable thermostat that you can use to manage electricity consumption.

  • Venkateswara Rao K

    Hi Abhishek,

    I really like to thank you first for providing such helpful guide for buying geyser.

    I live in bangalore. I am using instant geyser till now and it got completely corroded. I am thinkg of purchasing storage geyser. We are two adults and 1 child and occasionally guests. we do the bucket bath most of time, but my son may be intersted to use hand shower. I don’t think we do take bath one after the other, there might be atleast 30 mins interval between two of us taking bath.

    I am thinking of going for 15L or 25L. we depend 100% on tankers and there is no guarantee on hardness of water.

    Could you please suggest me good geyser as well as the capacity requried? Is it really required to go for remote control temperature models?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Venkat K

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Venkat,

      25 Lts will be too big for your needs. 10-15 lts would be good for you. It is not necessary to go for remote controlled model. But it will be good if the geyser has a thermostat knob to alter temperature so that you can alter it during seasons to control energy consumption. If you are looking for 15 lts model then you can look at these:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Monty

    Kudos for such a great website
    I need a 25 litre Geyser for my family with a budget around ?7000 max. How is V-Guard Steamer Plus MSV? It has a standing loss of 0.624 as per the excel sheet.

    • Monty

      Also, Bajaj Platini 25L PX25 GVD Geyser and Morphy Richards Lavo VM seem nice

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Monty,

      VGuard, Bajaj and Morphy Richards are all good brands. If you use the water heater right (as in start it before use and switch it off immediately before last use) then you can save energy with either of them. However if you have a tendency to leave water heater on for long durations then Bajaj Platini PX 25 GVD would be really good.

    • Monty

      Thanks for the help bro! Bajaj PX25 GVD is selling just for ?6290 at Snapdeal today!

    • Monty

      1 question: I read that Bajaj PX 25 GVD has glass-lined tank but i am not sure about the heating element it uses. I am confused between this and Morphy Richards Lavo VM. Lavo VM has glasslined tank and incoloy heating element. Both has exactly same standing losses. Please suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Monty,

      I could not find this model on Bajaj website. However Sanpdeal’s link: http://www.snapdeal.com/product/bajaj-platini-px25-gvd-25/1200591870 says: “Special element protection device ensures longer life”. My guess is that it is talking about heating element as none of the other parts in a water heater are referred as element. However if the standing loss is similar you can go for Morphy Richards Lavo VM as well. Morphy Richards is also a good brand.

    • Monty

      Yes, i couldn’t find this model at Bajaj’s website either, maybe they discontinued it. Thanks for your help!

  • Guru

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am shifting to Wagholi, where we have Hard water need your advice for 6L or 10L Geyser which is energy efficient and also able to work with Hard water.

    Regards
    Guru.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      Most popular brands these days make water heaters that are corrosion resistant. Any model that has enamel coating or is glasslined has protection from corrosion. You can look at these 6 and 10 lts models:

      6 lts:
      Havells BUENO 6
      Havells QUATRO 6
      Bajaj Majesty 6GPU
      A O Smith HSE-SBS-006 or HSE-SAS-006

      10 lts:
      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

  • Badri

    I am staying in Bangalore. Our family consists of 3 adult members using bucket bath. I used to take a long bath and we take bath at hourly interval. Which size will be correct say 10 ltrs or 15 ltrs. and which brand

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      10 lts should be fine for you. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

  • malpe estibeiro

    What is the difference between Ao Smiths SAS model and SBS model

    • Abhishek Jain

      One has remote control, the other does not. The one with remote control will make it easier for you to adjust the temperature. However the 15 & 25 lts models of SBS have standing losses lower than SAS.

    • malpe estibeiro

      I wanted to buy the 6 liter AO smith gyser. But when I go to the market they tell me HSE-SAS and HSE-SBS. But wen I ask them the difference between the 2 models they dont know. All is that they know that SBS is expensive by rs 500. So could you please tell me if SBS model has good energy saving or what extrafeature or advantage? Many thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain

      SBS has a remote to control the temperature and switching on/off of the water heater. It can give you better control over the water heater so that you can save some electricity.

  • Yunus

    i want to purchase a 15 L water heater for bucket bath and with less power consumption..i am confused between these 3 brands Racold, AO smith and Morphy richards..which one amongst these would b better to buy and which model..plzz help

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for any of these:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Subroto

    Hi Abhishek, first of all thank you for providing such a helpful guide for buying water heaters. Great Job!
    I am in need of a 25l geyser. My questions are :-
    1. Is ‘standing loss’ a bigger factor or ‘lesser heating or reheating time’ for saving electricity in a geyser ?
    2. Which tank is better – Copper, Mild Steel, Glasslined Mildsteel, Porcelain Enameled, Titanium Enameled or Stainless Steel ?
    3. Which heating element is the best – copper coil, incoloy, Ceramic Coil etc.
    What my point is, doesn’t a 25l geyser with lesser heating or reheating time say 33 min to heat the 25l water from 20 degrees to 55 degrees C (But with more Standing loss say 0.693) save more Electricity than a 25l geyser with more heating or reheating time say 47 min to heat the 25l water from 20 degrees to 55 degrees C (But with lesser Standing loss say 0.569) ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Here is my response:

      1) Standing loss is a bigger factor. The bigger the geyser, bigger is the standing loss. BEE also uses standing loss to do star rating.
      2) Enameled or glass lined tanks are better as they stand well against corrosion.
      3) Even for the heating element, corrosion protection is important. Incoloy would be a better option.

      Well the standing loss does not impact much if you use all the hot water. It impacts more if your leave the water heater on for longer time and do not use all the hot water. The numbers for standing loss are losses in 24 hours. So 0.693 units in 24 hours means that in 30 mins the loss is insignificant. But if you leave 25 lts of hot water in the water heater for a day then amount of heat it will loose will be more in case the standing loss is more.

      So bottom line: if you do not leave any hot water in the tank for long duration, then standing loss does not matter a lot. But if you leave hot water in the tank then standing loss matters more. And that is why we always suggest people to go for smallest possible water heater that can fulfil your needs.

    • Subroto

      Thanks for replying Abhishek.
      I was almost decided on Bajaj Platini PX25 GVD which is a glasslined one BUT what is confusing me and diverting my mind is the following article which says copper is the best (I think its rather misleading) :
      waterheater(dot)weebly(dot)com
      One thing I need to know is I usually take bath when the heater shuts itself OFF automatically (when the preset max. temp. is reached) AND keep it ON (it switches itself on when some hot water is drawn or taken out) while still taking the bath or shower and then after my bath I switch it off if nobody is to take a bath after me. Is this a good practice? I do this because sometimes there is a need of more than 25l hot water (like in chilled winters in Haryana) to take the bath but not quite often.
      Another query is if an Instant geyser has a capacity of 3 ltr, does it mean that 3 ltr hot water can be stored in it which can be used as and when required ? Which instant geyser of 3 ltr capacity would you recommend and is it good to have a thermostat setting knob built into it as most IWHs come without it?

      (Sorry if this message is posted earlier as the previous message didn’t appear online even after 3 attempts and 4 hours)

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Subrato,

      Copper does not corrode fast but it still does corrode. So if you have hard water in your area, it is better to go for glasslined tanks. Your practice of using the water heater is right. That should be good enough.

      Instant water heaters have higher capacity heating element so that water can be heated fast and it contains lesser volume of water (3 lts). So it is basically a storage water heater with lower volume and higher heating capacity so that as soon as water is replenished, it is heated fast. In terms of electricity saving, they are better as there is less chance of leaving hot water in the geyser and also because the size is small, the standing loss is much less. But because the heating element is of higher wattage (4 kW), it will increase the connected load in your house (so you will have to take a bigger connection which will result in higher fixed charges on your bills). You can go for any good brand like Bajaj, Havells, AO Smith, Racold, etc.

    • Subroto

      Thanks, just ordered Morphy Richards Lavo 25 VM and Venus Lava 3ltr IWH. Both have 10 years warranty on their tanks.

  • Deepak

    Requirement is 15 litre
    Should I go for havells quattro digital or havells bell digital or simply the non digital one.
    I need the geyser should automatically turn off and a remote will be vey helpful.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Deepak,

      Both the models are really good models. However if you need remote control then you will have to go for Quatro Digital.

  • s kumar

    hai
    iam kumar ,i want water geyser for 5 adults, for daily use . please tell me low power consumption geyser for me.
    “crompton graves” isagood company or not , give me solution…

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Kumar,

      When you say daily use, is it used for bucket bath or shower bath? Typically water usage is more in shower bath. As far as crompton greves is concerned, it is a good brand.

  • Harish

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am harish from Jaipur ( Rajasthan). I have 5 adult members in my family. Could you please suggest me which type geyser used in kitchen.

    Thanks
    Harish

    • Abhishek Jain

      For the kitchen you can go for instant water heater or 6 lts water heater. You can look at these if you want 6 lts water heater:

      Havells BUENO 6
      Havells QUATRO 6
      Bajaj Majesty 6GPU
      A O Smith HSE-SBS-006 or HSE-SAS-006

    • anand

      hi Abhishek iv hear tha Morphy richard is the best these days & consumes v less energy plz suggest the best 5 star geyser for a fly of three.
      thanks and regards
      anand

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anand,

      The list above contains the most energy efficient models in various sizes (listed based on decreasing energy efficiency and data from BEE). If any model of Morphy Richard is efficient then it will appear in the list above. As for your requirements, what is the mode of hot water usage? Is it used for bucket bath or shower bath?

    • anand

      hi Abhishek thanx for your reply. yes i will use it mainly for shower.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anand,

      You can go for a 15 lts water heater. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Piyush

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am piyush from pune. I have 3 adult members in my family. Preferred bucket bath only. M staying here as tenant. Could you please suggest me which geyser should I go for.

    Thanks
    Piyush

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you go for 6 lts water heater. You can look at these:

      Havells BUENO 6
      Havells QUATRO 6
      Bajaj Majesty 6GPU
      A O Smith HSE-SBS-006 or HSE-SAS-006

  • Niasrg Shah

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am Nisarg from Ahmedabad,Gujarat
    We are 3 members including my father,mother.We preferred bucket bath only.
    I am going for instant water heater.
    So Can u plz suggest should I go for 3 liter or 6 liter. Also which brand should i go for ?????

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you go for 6 lts water heater. You can look at these:

      Havells BUENO 6
      Havells QUATRO 6
      Bajaj Majesty 6GPU
      A O Smith HSE-SBS-006 or HSE-SAS-006

  • Mahesh

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am Mahesh from Pune,Maharashtra.
    We are 3 members including my mother and one year old daughter.We preferred bucket bath only.
    I am going for instant water heater.
    So Can u plz suggest should I go for 3 liter or 6 liter. Also which should I go for – AO Smith or Recold ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you want to go for instant water heater then you can go for 3 lts water heater. Try to go for one with higher wattage heating element for faster heating. Both AO Smith and Racold are good brands. You can go for anyone of them.

    • Mahesh

      Thnks Abhishek.
      I bought AO Smith 3 Liter.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Great. Let me know your feedback.

    • Mahesh

      Performance is good as of now. Getting hot water in 2-3 minutes as per the capacity. So I can recommend this for small family of 3-4 peoples.

  • tejas

    Hy Abhishek
    M tejas from ahmedabad. Ur tips help me a lot in buying superfan. Thanks.
    M searching water heater. We r 4 members including my mother and one year old daughter.
    We need it only during winter for hot water bath. We preferred bucket bath only. will be used for one or twice a day mostly in morning bath. Winter is not too cold here. Only Need it for 2-3month a year.
    I want two heater for two separate bathroom both r too far.
    I think instant heater sufficient for my use.
    Can u recommended good 5star rate energry saving water heater???
    Which size would I buy 3 or 6 lit?? Can u give me idea?? I do not know about it.
    instant or storage ?? Which one should u preffer ti fit in my requirements??
    Thanks.
    Tejas

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Dr Tejas,

      You should go for 6 lts water heater for your house. It is the smallest storage water heater available. Instant Electric can significantly increase the electric load in your house. You can look at these 6 lts water heaters:

      Havells BUENO 6
      Havells QUATRO 6
      Bajaj Majesty 6GPU
      A O Smith HSE-SBS-006 or HSE-SAS-006

  • Kalpana

    Hello Mr. Abhi

    i am living in Delhi with 3 adults and 1 kid. Please guide me in choosing between racold or bajaj geyser with tank capacity. Borewell/ground water (saline) will be used.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for a 15 lts water heater. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Manik Ahluwalia

    Abhishek,

    Now a say days the geysers in most houses are installed outside the bathroom in open, My guess is in Winters it will cool the water inside faster than if they are installed inside.. Just wanted to know are the geysers now a says are insulated and teh outside temrature dioesn’t matter or it is still better to install them inside the bathroom

    manik

    • Abhishek Jain

      Your understanding is right. If the geyser is installed outside, it will cool water faster in winters. Even BEE 5 star rated water heater has standing losses. Which means they loose heat to the environment. And if the temperature outside is colder then it will loose more heat. So it should be installed inside.

  • Anil

    Is instant water heater or storage water heater better in terms of electricity usage? What instant water heater brand and size do you suggest for a family of 4 adults living in a high-rise apartment?

    • Anil

      Further to the above ….. we live in Bombay and prefer shower baths.

    • Abhishek Jain

      A 10 lts water heater would be good for you. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

    • Abhishek Jain

      In terms of electricity consumption instant water heaters are better than storage water heaters. However instant water heaters do add to a lot of instantaneous load on your house’s electricity connection for which you will have to manage connected load. You can read more at : https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/instant-water-heater-geyser-may-be-good-for-individual-but-bad-for-system.html

      You can go for any of the top brands of water heaters: Havells, Bajaj, AO Smith, Racold, etc.

  • Farook

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am looking for a storage heater for 6 member family. Please suggest me the best geyser and the preferable storage capacity.
    Can u please review on V-guard pebble 15 ltrs?
    Thanks in advance

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Farook,

      If you are looking at 15 lts model then you can look at:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

      V-Guard pebble is a good model. However it does not have the lowest standing loss amongst all 15 lts model. However it does have external adjustable thermostat which is good. It has corrosion protective heating elements as well as internal body. So in general it is a good model.

    • Farook

      Thanks Abhishek for suggesting. I am going with Havells Quatro 10L.

  • Rajendra P Habib

    Hi Abhishek,
    First of all, thank you for the wonderful job that you are doing to help people save electricity and make best decisions. Really appreciate that!
    After having read your comments and suggestions, I have also shortlisted a few models and need your help in making the best decision.

    My requirement:
    Our family member count ranges between 7 to 10.
    I have a combination of sweet and salty water in Karnataka.

    The models I have shortlisted are as follows:
    1. Havells Quattro – 25 litre
    2. Havells Bueno – 25 liter
    3. Havells Bello – 25 Digital
    4. Havells Bello – 25 Non-Digital
    5. AO Smith HSE-SAS-025 – 25 litre
    6. AO Smith HSE-SES 25 litre with wireless remote

    Also, please let me know if my decision about 25 litres is right or not.

    Many Thanks,
    Rajendra

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Rajendra,

      Sizing does not depend on the number of people in the house. It depends on what mode do individuals use to have bath. A bucket bath needs 10-15 lts water and shower bath needs about 25 lts and not all of it is super hot that comes out of water heater, you mix some cold water to it. Now the next person who uses the bathroom should have sufficient hot water when that person uses it. But there would be some time gap between the two and if the geyser is able to heat the water, then you do not need bigger water heater.

      Now a regular water heater has 2 kW or 3 kW heating element and temp in Bengaluru goes to as low as 15 degrees. Now if we assumes that water is also at 15 degrees and water heater heats it to 60 degrees, the time taken to heat water will be:

      For 6 lts: 6 mins if you have a 3KW heating element and 9 mins if you have a 2 kW heating element
      For 10 lts: 10 mins if you have a 3 kW heating element and 15 mins if you have a 2 kW heating element
      For 15 lts: 15 mins if you have a 3 kW heating element and 23 mins if you have a 2 kW heating element
      For 25 lts: 26 mins if you have a 3 kW heating element and 40 mins if you have a 2 kW heating element

      Now if one takes shower bath, then 15 lts full hot water will have sufficient heat to give 25 lts of hot water at bath-able temperature. If one takes bucket bath then 10 lts full hot water will have sufficient heat to give 15 lts of hot water. Please note the time mentioned above is on the coldest day (15 degree water temp). On regular days it will be lesser. On regular days the amount of heat needed would be less and thus if you go for a water heater with external adjustable thermostat then you can reduce the temperature from 60 (standard) to lesser value (thus saving electricity).

      For faster heating you can go for a model with 3 kW heating element. Please note the electricity consumption of water heater depends on the amount of water you heat and not on the wattage of heating element. Thus to save electricity, the best thing is to not waste any hot water or leave any hot water in the geyser. Thus we recommend to go for the smallest possible water heater that suffices individual’s needs. If anyone in your house uses shower bath, then I would recommend you to go for a 15 lts model.

    • Rajendra P Habib

      Thanks a lot Abhishek for clarifying the 15 lts and 25 lts confusion.
      But could you please suggest me the best from the below list?

      1. Havells Quattro ? 25 litre
      2. Havells Bueno ? 25 liter
      3. Havells Bello ? 25 Digital
      4. Havells Bello ? 25 Non-Digital
      5. AO Smith HSE-SAS-025 ? 25 litre
      6. AO Smith HSE-SES 25 litre with wireless remote

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest Havells Quattro Digital or second choice Havells Bello Digital.

  • harish rao

    I am looking for Storage Gyser 25L with budget of Rs 6000. Please inform best deal & product with minimum electicity consumption.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You may get these 25 lts water heater in budget of 6K:

      KENSTAR KGS25W5M-GDE
      ORIENT ELECTRIC WF2502M
      ALMONARD ESTEEM-25

  • Avinash

    Hi Abhishek,Your Blog is very informative..Pls suggest me the best particular 25lt storage water heater model of any brand reliable and durable….which gives best value for money…give me two options …just give your top 2 choices.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for Havells Quatro Digital or AO Smith HSE-SBS-025.

    • Avinash

      Thanks.. Abhishek for your reply…I also wanna have a gas geyser for my other bathroom…pls suggest best model for gas geyser from your experience or sources..thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Avinash,

      Gas geysers are mostly instant water heaters. Their capacity is small but heating power is very high. All top brands (Bajaj, Racold, AO Smith, Havells) have gas geysers. You can go for anyone of them.

  • Nilesh Patel

    Can u please give your feedback on AO SMITH HSE SBS -006 ,I have selected this model for 3member family,

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Nilesh,

      HSE SBS is a good model from AO Smith. It is BEE 5 star rated model and it also has a remote control to adjust the water heater settings. You can easily adjust the thermostat temperature to optimize your electricity consumption.

    • Nilesh Patel

      Ap smith has HSE SAS and HSE SBS ,What is different and which is best

    • Abhishek Jain

      One has remote control, the other does not. The one with remote control will make it easier for you to adjust the temperature. However the 15 & 25 lts models of SBS have standing losses lower than SAS.

  • Aayush

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Jabalpur where it can get pretty cold during winters. I’ve a family of 2 and I intend to purchase a water heater for bathing purposes only. Considering that the both of us shower and that we live on the 3rd floor of a 4 storey building, would it be wise to buy an instant water heater? Or is a storage water heater a better choice? My eyes are set on Crompton Greaves 10L Solarium SWH810 Geyser as it has a fibre body and a 5 STar energy rating. Would this water heater work for me? Thanks Abhishek!

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Aayush,

      For shower bath a 15 lts water heater would be better for you. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

      These have external adjustable thermostat which can be adjusted according to seasons to save electricity. And these also have low standing losses.

  • Rajeev Rn Choudhary

    Hello Jain Saab,
    Which of the gas geyser will you advise for a family of 3 to 4 persons at Delhi.
    Regards.
    Rajeev

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Rajeev,

      If people in your house mostly use shower then you need 15 lts water heater. Else if bucket is used mostly then you need 10 lts water heater. You can look at these:

      15 lts:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

      10 lts:

      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

  • Nilesh Patel

    Good Morning.
    I am leaving in Baroda city of Gujarat and I would like to but water heater.
    I request you please suggest me

    • Abhishek Jain

      What size water heater are you looking for? Or what is the preferred mode of bathing in the house: 1) shower bath or 2) bucket bath.

  • Parthib V

    Dear Sirs,

    Im looking to buy a water heater of 2 member family.

    I stay in Bangalore. Many of my friends suggest me to go for 3l instant water heater.

    Im looking for perfect sized, energy efficient, good performance water heater.

    Pl suggest me for good one.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for 3L instant water heater. However if you wish to go for storage water heater then if you use bucket mostly then you need 10 lts else 15 lts one should be good. You can look at these:

      15 lts:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

      10 lts:

      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

    • Parthib V

      Hi Abhi,

      How about Crompton Greaves 6L water heater..?

      No where in this blog Crompton make is discussed, How about the Crompton Greaves water heaters../

      “crompton greaves 6l solarium swh806 geyser”..?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Parthib,

      Crompton Greaves is a very good company/brand, also model swh806 is BEE 5 star rated. However this model has a standing loss of 0.396 units a day where as other 6 lts water heaters have standing losses as low as 0.33 units a day. Also it will be better if you buy a model having external adjustable thermostat so that you can change the level of heat in seasons to reduce electricity consumption. CG also has such models with external adjustable thermostat.

    • Parthib V

      Thanks Abhi..! :)

    • manne

      Go for 10 liter ao smith geyser

  • Abhishek Jadhav

    Hi,

    I have purchased new home in badlapur, and are looking for large utilitiy things in my new home. In such utilities, one important is water heater.
    We have 4 persons in our home, and i live in 4th floor. Can u suggest which model make and capacity along with energy effieciency and economy water heater will fit my home.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Abhishek Jadhav

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Abhishek,

      You can go for 15 lts water heater. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Gurwinder Singh

    Hi Abhi, I am living in Punjab where temprature goes below 10 degree in winters. I am looking energy saving Insta geyser and Non-insta geyser. I am living in Ludhiana with 5 Family members. Please suggest best geyser which help to save energy and also have good features and good quality…

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Singh,

      Instant water heaters are all good for energy saving. However temperature goes so low in punjab that instant water heaters may not be very effective in providing sufficient hot water for you in winters. You can go for 15 lts water heater for your house. You can look at these:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Anup

    I am planning to buy a water heater for a family of 5.
    I would like to know your view on Hier models. Are they energy efficient?
    http://www.haier.com/in/products/waterheaters/spawaterheaters/es-25v-e1.shtml

    http://www.haier.com/in/products/waterheaters/spawaterheaters/es-25h-e1.shtml

    What is the difference between above 2 models?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anup,

      ES25V-E1 is a BEE 5 star rated water heater whereas ES25H-E1 is BEE 4 star water heater. So ES25V-E1 will be more energy efficient. Haier is a good brand but they do not have the most energy efficient models.

  • VK

    Hi Abhishek.

    Thank you so much for the informative article. I am looking for a geyser and am confused on the following:

    a) Which is better – storage type or instant
    b) What size will be better
    c) Which models are most energy efficient

    I stay in Delhi and there are 3 members in the family using bucket bath.Water quality is very hard and salty.

    Regards,
    VK

    • Abhishek Jain

      You should go for a 10 lts water heater. You can look at these models:

      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

      Do not go for instant as you will not get sufficient hot water in winters in Delhi.

    • kiffil

      Hi Abhishek,
      first of all thanks for the valuable advices.
      I live in Punjab, i planning for he gas geyser for bathroom and instant geyser for Kitchen. Its on 4 member house and yes water is Hard. Which one would you advice?

      [email protected]

    • Abhishek Jain

      Bajaj, Racold, Havells, AO Smith are some of the top brands. You can go for anyone of them.

    • kiffil

      which is the best in Gas geyser? Do we have check the litre calculation in it?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      We do not have data on gas gesers to compare. However top brands have good insulation for energy efficiency. Gas geysers are mostly instant geysers, and they are mostly available in standard litre capacity.

  • sivashankar

    Hi Abi,

    I lives in Ooty. Here climate always be cool and we use to boil water all the time for all purpose. Now I am looking to buy a geyser. We are 6 in family and some occasion leads to 10 in person.

    Kindly suggest good geyser with electric efficient and time to get heat and the capacity.

    Regards,
    Sivashankar S

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sivashankar,

      You should go for a 25 lts water heater. You can look at these:

      Havells Quatro 25 lts model
      A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES 25 lts models
      Racold Eterno/Altero 25 lts models
      Bajaj Majesty GPU 25 lts models

    • sivashankar

      Thanks Abi.

      I selected 3 models but I confused which one need to buy. Consern is geysey must be electric efficient and long lasting heat.

      1. AO Smith 25 L SES geyser.
      2. Racold Eterno DG Series 25 L Vertical geyser.
      3. Havells quattro Digital Geyser White.

      Kindly suggest.

      Thanks and Regards,
      Sivashankar

    • Abhishek Jain

      Havells quattro Digital Geyser White will be the most energy efficient geyser.

  • Swapnil

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for providing valuable insight. I am looking for 25l geyser. I have zeroed down two models.

    1) Racold Eterno DG
    2) AO Smith SBS

    Which according to you is better of two? BTW I live in Bangalore and water is very hard in my area.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Racold Eterno DG looks more feature rich. You can go for it.

  • Ravi K

    Hello Abhishek,

    I have bought a new flat in Bangalore. I am confused in selecting a geyser. I have 2 bathrooms.
    Following are few of the deciding factors for my geyser requirement:

    1.Total members in my flat may be maximum 6(Rare) and minimum 4(Always).

    2.Type of use : Both shower(Always) and buckets(Rare).

    3.Quality of water supply: Hard and Salty. Corrosive and Stain to normal washroom fittings.

    4.Plannig to buy horizontal model as the bathrooms are average in size (Length+Width+Height).

    5.Should be Energy efficient/power saving.

    6.I want automatic one considering the parents age as not possible to change the temperature frequently at that height and
    it should be OFF and ON automatically for energy saving once the water get heated/Cold .

    7.I stay on the 3rd floor of an 5th floor building.

    8.How many litre capacity geyser should I buy and which brand to chose.

    9.Usage:Only for daily bath for all 4 family members.

    Please suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ravi,

      You need 15 lts water heater for your bathrooms. Ideally something like Havells Bello Digital (http://www.havells.com/Product.aspx?s=121) would have been ideal for you. As it has auto start stop, BEE 5 star and temperature adjustment. But it is vertical water heater. However if you want horizontal water heater then I think A O Smith EWSH Plus (http://www.aosmithindia.com/AOS_Leaflets/EWSH_EWSH_PLUS_Leaflet.pdf) would be good for you. Although it is BEE 4 star. It has a remote control. And if you can switch on the water heater before use and switch it off before the last use, it would not waste any energy.

    • Ravi

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your inputs.Just wanted to know that is there any disadvantage of using horizontal geyser in terms of water storage.I heard that whole quantity of water we cannot use at a time .Please suggest .thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ravi,

      It is highly likely that some water will remain in horizontal water heater because the pipes will be connected on the sides and it is quit difficult to keep the pipes on the edge. So what you have heard is correct. As it is most models (by top brands) are vertical models and not horizontal.

    • Ravi

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your inputs.Its really helpful to decide.
      Could you please suggest that which model is good in between A O Smith EWSH Plus (25L) and A O Smith HSE VAS (25L) other than horizontal and Vertical difference.

      Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ravi,

      A O Smith HSE VAS has lower standing loss and thus is better. It is BEE 5 star rated while horizontal model is BEE 4 star rated.

  • Avijeet Kr. Biswas

    Hello Abhishek,

    Thank you for Putting up such an helpful chart.

    I live in Kolkata and have 4 members in the family. During winter, the temperature hovers around 10 deg C. We generally prefer bucket bath.

    I was looking into AO Smith HSE-SES-010 model. It would very helpful if you could provide your insight.

    Would you suggest any other model?

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Avijeet,

      A 10 lts water heater would be good for you. I hope you meant AO Smith HSE-SBS-010 as SES series does not have a 10 lts model. AO Smith HSE-SBS-010 is a good model. As long as you get a model that is BEE 5 star rated and has external adjustable thermostat. It is good. You can certainly go for it.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

    • Avijeet Kr. Biswas

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks for your response.

      I meant AO Smith HSE-SAS-010. And Finally I got this one. I hope this a good model too.

      Your comment would be appreciated.

      Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Avijeet,

      HSE-SAS-010 is also a good model.

    • Avijeet Kr. Biswas

      Hello Abhinav,

      Thank you for leaving your comment.

      Your help is truly appreciated.

      Thanks Once Again.

  • abhinav

    Hello mr. Abhishek, you are doing a great job, area where I live has hard water supply, and we have to change geysers every 3 yrs, would you please suggest me a geyser suitable for hard water..

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Abhinav,

      These days most top brands like Havells, Bajaj, Racold and AO Smith have protective lining on the container to prevent from corrosion and scaling. Which brand had you tried earlier? Also what sized geyser are you looking for? Alternatively you can put a water softner from brand like kent in your house to reduce impact of hard water.

    • abhinav

      Thanku so much mr. Abhishek..
      I am looking for 15l to 25l geyser.

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you are looking for 15 lts geyser you can look at:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

      If you are looking for 25 lts you can look at:

      Havells Quatro 25 lts model
      A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES 25 lts models
      Racold Eterno/Altero 25 lts models
      Bajaj Majesty GPU 25 lts models

    • abhinav

      Thanku so much sir .

  • Prashanth

    I live in Hyderabad. I have a 5-year old 25 lts Vijay geyser in our master bedroom. Now, I want to have one more geyser in another bathroom which my parents use. The dilemma I am facing is: whether to buy 6 lts or 10 lts geyser. We get bore water but it is limited supply. Please help.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Prashanth,

      I assume that your parents would mostly use buckets for bath (or would be conservative in using water). In such case 10 lts water heater would be good enough as winter temperature in Hyd does not go below 15 degrees mostly. You can look at the 10 lts model in the list above.

    • Prashanth

      Thank you very much, Abhishek. Yes, they use bucket. When do you recommend a 6 lts water heater / geyser?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Prashanth,

      6 lts water heater is good for places where winters are not very cold. For e.g in Mumbai a 6 lts water heater is good for bucket bath.

  • Omprakash

    Dear Sir,

    I want to buy 15ltr 5 star rated Almonard Gyser for family of 4person in vadodara.kindly suggest, it is good decision or you want to suggest any other gyser.

    Best Regards,
    Omprakash
    Vadodara

    • Abhishek Jain

      Do you have any specific model you are looking for? Their website is not working to check the specs.

  • Dhvanit Thaker

    Hi! Amazingly useful website! Thank you for all your efforts.

    My query is about water purifier and water softener. We live in a flat where we have a common overhead storage and water is sourced through a personal bore well as well as municipality water supply. I have a three year old Power H2O water purifier at home for drinking purposes. If we want to have soft water for bathing purpose what should we do? Does the water purifier just remove all microbes or even soften the water as well? How advisable is it to use a common water softener at the entry point of water for the entire home?

    Thank you.

    D.H.Thaker

    P.s. These question have risen due to a lot of hair loss we have been facing. Please reply on my mail id as well if you could. Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Dhvanit,

      What you need is a water softner. Something like this: http://www.kent.co.in/Water_Softeners/Products-Water-Softeners as water purifier has a different purpose and water softner has different. You can use the one which is for the entire home.

  • Vatsal Goel

    Hi Abhishek,

    I would be really grateful if you can advice me on which geyser I should buy as per my requirements.

    1) Require a 15 L geyser
    2) I stay on the 11th floor of an 18 floor building. A shopkeeper advised me to use a geyser which can handle higher water pressure.

    Thanks a lot in advance

    Regards,
    Vatsal

    • Vatsal Goel

      I looked at these 2-3 options currently:

      Haier 15L ES 15V E1 Geyser White
      Bajaj 15L Shakti Glass Lined Geyser
      V-Guard 15L Steamer Geyser

      But it would great if you can give your expert opinion.

      Thanks again

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vatsal,

      You can look at these:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Chaithanya

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks a lot for all the work and suggestion that you have been giving. It really helps a lot of us.

    I will need your advice to decide on right geyser to be used. Here are the requirements –

    In Hyderabad, First floor, Hard water
    1 Common and 1 personal bathroom – Both will need geysers.
    3 persons and will have frequent guest visitors on weekends. Visitors will only use common bathroom.

    Please suggest. Thanks again

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Chaithanya,

      You need 15 lts water heater for your bathrooms. You can look at these:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
      Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • Chandan Kachari

    Hello Abhishek,
    Firstly, completely appreciate the work you are carrying out by helping the ever alert Indian consumers.
    I have requirement of two water heaters for two bathrooms divided between 5 persons. one bathroom is being used by two and the other by the remaining three.
    All five users prefer shower bathing, the iron content of the water is significantly on the higher side. In winter the temperature ranges from 10-15 deg celsius. Water pressure is moderately adequate.
    Can you suggest a water heater, taking the above mentioned physical conditions in consideration whereas also not underlying the energy efficiency factors.

    Thanking you.

    Chandan Kachari
    Tinsukia, Assam

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Chandan,

      A 15 lts water heater should be good enough for your needs. You can go for any of these:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU

    • Chandan Kachari

      Thanks a lot Abhishek

    • Chandan Kachari

      Any insights regarding racold eterno 2

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Chandan,

      It is a good model. It has adjustable thermostat and is a BEE 5 star model.

  • Mrinal Sah

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all, lots of thanks for such an informative articles. Q and A section is also very useful. Based on all these I have drafted my own requirement. Recently, I have shifted to a new high rise society in Noida. Following are few of the deciding factors for my geyser requirement:

    1) Total family member : 4 Adults, Occasional guests of 2 Adults + 2 Young kids.

    2) I need to fit 3 storage type geyser in each of the three washrooms and 1 instant water heater for kitchen sink. Each of the storage type geyser would be used by 2 persons mostly.

    3) Type of use : Both shower and buckets.

    4) Quality of water supply: Hard and Salty. Corrosive to normal washroom fittings.

    5) Water pressure: High, We live at 2nd floor in a 14 floor tower.

    6) As usual, supply water temperature is very low in winters. Electricity charges are also high.

    Based on above, could you please suggest most suitable Make, Model and Capacity of the geyser? Also, consider most energy-efficient option in required capacity category, as I would be opting for nothing less than 5 star BEE rating. Could you also give any suggestion on timer based auto-start and stop models like Havells “Bello Digital”? But most importantly, geyser tank and heating element should have longer life particularly in corrosive water.

    Thanks for your advice in advance. Looking forward for your help.

    Regards,

    Mrinal

    • Mrinal Sah

      Could you also give any suggestion about V-Guard Pebble?….Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      I would suggest that you go for Havells Bello Digital or Quatro models rather than V-Guard Pebble.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mrinal,

      You need a 15 lts geyser for your bathroom. This is to manage both shower and bucket bath. To make sure it works with hard water you need to ensure that it has a glass lined inner tank as well as heating element. Along with BEE 5 star rated geyser, it is also better to have a geyser with adjustable thermostat so that you can reduce the heat during normal months to reduce electricity consumption. You can go for these models

      Havells QUATRO 15
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
      Havells PURO 15
      Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU

      Havells models also have earth leakage detection to prevent electric shocks. In fact Bello Digital is also very good because it has timer as well as feature to not mix hot and cold water to save electricity. So you can certainly go for Bello Digital as well.

  • Suraj Kumar

    Hello Abhishek,
    I live in Ranchi, Jharkhand and need a geyser for water supply that comes from boring. Persons using geyser would be 4 or 5 and prefer bucket bath. Please suggest me which geyser to buy (capacity,company and price). And what would you recommend me to do, switch off the geyser after use or let it be on 24*7. I would prefer the one which is more reliable and long lasting. Morever,what is the difference between tank geyser and non-tank geyser , or storage and non-storage geyser ?

    Thanks in advance. :)

    • Abhishek Jain

      Well all geysers have storage. Typically the ones that have 1 lts or 3 lts storage are called tankless or instant geysers. But they still have storage but it is less. The difference is the heating element. A small 1 or 3 lts instant water heater has a 4 kW heating element which heats water quickly (as it has very less storage, it has to heat the water coming in and going out very quickly). But a bigger water heater has 2 or 3 kW heating element that heats slower than 4 kW (in fact 2 kW is slower than 3 kW).

      Now for your usage a 10 lts water heater should be good enough. You can go for:

      Havells QUATRO 10
      Havells OPAL 10
      Usha Aquagenie 10L
      Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

      It will be better to switch off the geyser after use. And in fact try avoiding leaving hot water in the geyser.

  • Rahul

    Hello,
    I am from Pune and have following requirement
    1. Want to use the geyser for shower (4 pesons).
    2 Geyser will be on only for 1-2 hours a day. I want to keep the geyser off for rest of the day.
    3. House is on first floor out of 3.

    My qeustion
    1. What capacity geyser should I buy
    2.It should be tankeless or tank geyser
    3.Which case is better, a)turning on geyser everyday to heat the water or b) keep the geyser on whole day even if you dont need the hot water.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      You should go for 15 lts water heater. It should be a tank geyser. The wattage of heating element would decide the speed at which the water will get hot. A 3 kW heating element will heat faster than a 2kW heating element. It is better to turn on geyser everyday to heat the water. Just make sure that you switch it off before the last use. Running it 24 hours is not efficient.

  • kumar Rahul

    Hi Abhishek

    First of all best wishes of Diwali to you and your family.

    We live in Faridabad in a flat on 2nd floor of 10 storey building. We are a family of four members and all prefer shower bath. please suggest for which make, model and capacity i should go. As the water is hard and electricity cost is also not much pocket friendly here, therefore, durability and energy saving is main concern.
    Looking forward to your reply.

    Regards,
    Kumar Rahul

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rahul,

      Delhi/Faridabad climate is really cold in winters. For shower bath, you would need about 25 lts water heater. To save energy the best would be to buy a BEE 5 star rated water heater that has an external adjustable thermostat. Adjust it to a temperature setting at which you get optimum hot water directly at hot setting on the shower. As long as you do not waste hot water (that too super hot water), you will save energy. Another point to note is that during extreme winters, it will take some time (about 20-30 mins) to heat water if you go for a water heater with 2kW heating element. Also this time is not dependent on size of the water heater but on the wattage of heating element.

      To give you an idea about electricity consumption: If you get 25 lts at 6 degrees (min temperature in Delhi in winters), then to heat that water to 40 degrees (hot water for bathing) would need about 1 unit (or kWH) of electricity. If it heats up to 60 degrees then it would consume 1.6 units (or kWH). So if 4 members use 25 lts each (typical number for shower bath), then you use 4 units. A good BEE 5 star rated water heater would loose 0.5 units of heat from the water heater in a day. So if you leave hot water in the water heater, 0.5 units will be lost per day.

      You can look at Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models, Bajaj Majesty GPU models (all have 25 lts model).

      Wish you also a very happy diwali :).

  • vinod

    Hi Abhishek

    To add further on my requirement –

    I do not want to switch “ON” the geyser all the time and turn “ON” only during winter season because as i have mention on my other email thread I have solar connection so please suggest

    Thanks

    Vinod

  • vinod

    Hi Abhishek

    I live in Bangalore, we are total 4 persons in my family and we have solar water connectivity and is sufficient for our family during sunny days except during winter / cloudy season.

    And we take bucket bath and rarely use shower bath.

    We may not need instant water heater because in morning only two persons take bath one after other and with one hour gap other family members take bath.

    Important: Vertical geyser will not fit in to the bath room because above bath room storage place can accommodate only horizontal model.

    Need your help to know following :-

    Make
    Model
    Capacity
    Energy efficient/power saving
    And your further advice if any….

    Thank you for your advice in advance for your great help!

    Regards

    Vinod

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Vinod,

      A typical bucket has 15 lts water. For a single bucket a 10 lts water heater is good enough in B’lore. However a typical 10 lts water heater with 2 kW heating element will take about 15 mins to heat up to 60 degrees (in peak winter in B’lore assuming water temperature to be 15 degrees). Which I think should be good enough.

      However as you need horizontal model, there are no horizontal model available in 10 lts. You will have to go for 15 lts model. In 15 lts model you can save energy/power by reducing the heating temperature (from default 60 degrees), and thus it will be better to go for a model with external knob for temperature adjustment. You can look at Bajaj GMH RF or CP models. You may also look at AO Smith EWSH model. You can check their details on these links:

      http://shop.bajajelectricals.com/Water-Heaters-c-33.aspx
      http://www.aosmithindia.com/EWSH.html

  • Himanshu

    Dear Abhishek,
    I think you are doing a wonderful job by giving away all this info.
    I have a query. While bijli saving is certainly most important. Pl suggest some geysers for extreme hard water. or what to look for in the specs of the product.

    Regards

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Himanshu,

      Hard water can cause scaling on the heating element as well as the inner tank and can also cause corrosion faster. You just need to look at water heaters that have construction material that prevents corrosion and scaling. To do this manufacturers apply glass lining or polymer protection. Almost all top brands: Bajaj, Havells, AO Smith, Racold have such protection. What size water heater are you looking for?

  • Thomas

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks again for you great help with all of our questions.
    I recently bought a flat in Chennai. The flat is on 1st floor of a 14 story building. I can only use a horizontal geyser. But, the space I have is only 10 inches of height. Is there a geyser that is slim and horizontal and can also with stand high rise water pressure. And the water is salty too. I looked at your below posts where you have suggested Bajaj or AOSmith. But, they don’t look slim. Any advice would be most appreciated.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Thomas,

      I am sorry I cannot help you much on this as in most cases the dimensions of the water heater are not mentioned on the manufacturers’ websites.

    • Thomas

      Thanks Abhishek no issues, appreciate your help. :)

  • srujan

    Hello , I m planning to get a geyser in independent house. Which is the best for 3 members ? I heard some geysers need high water pressure but we only have 1 floor above us.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Srujan,

      Which city is this for? Also do people prefer shower bath or bucket bath?

    • srujan

      I m from Hyderabad, and for both bucket and shower bath.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Srujan,

      You need a 15 lts water heater. Geysers do not need high water pressure, but if you live in high risers they should be able to handle high water pressure. And a geyser that can handle high water pressure can work in low water pressure as well. You can look at Murphy Richards SALVO 15L, Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU, Havells QUATRO 15, AO Smith HSE-SES-015 or HSE-SAS-015.

  • Ankit

    Hello Abhishek,

    First of all thank you for putting such data online which helps in many ways. i am part of a mid size family with 7 members..currently are having fridge of 300lts and planning to upgrade to a higher version. the preferred option will be within 400-500 lts. Can you suggest best suitable models.

    Regards.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ankit,

      You may look at these models:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Market Price
      LG GL-M542GPHM 495 299 4 54600
      LG GL-M522GSHM 470 290 4 52500
      LG GL-M472GLJM 420 282 4 43100
      LG GL-M472GSHM 420 282 4 47200
      LG GL-M472GPHM 420 282 4 48600
      SAMSUNG RT42HDAGESL 415 281 4 49490
      SAMSUNG RT42HAUDEGL 415 281 4 57300

  • Jaiprakash Agarwal

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am currently living in noida UP (water here is salty as well) and in a high rise building ( 15 floors). Earlier i have Venus geyser but when i have shifted in my current society, that gayser does not able to soak the water pressure. Now I am looking to buy a new one of 25 Lt. Please suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Agarwal,

      All latest 25 lts models from Havells, Bajaj, Racold, AO Smith are designed for high rise buildings with high water pressure. You can look at any of these models: Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models, Bajaj Majesty GPU models (all have 25 lts model).

  • dr rajesh bhatia

    dear sir,
    as per your list for 25 lts models top ranking is given to BAJAJ MAJESTY RAPIDOTHERM 25 GV with a standing loss of 0.568,however i visited site of a o smith & their model HSE SDS 025 shows a standing loss of 0.560 only.
    i am cofused now which information to rely on.

    dr rajesh

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Dr Rajesh,

      A O Smith HSE SDS 025 is a recent model and we have to update our database. 0.560 for HSE SDS 025 is correct.

  • Manish

    Dear Abhishek,

    The last time I consulted this list, some model of kenstar jacuzzi featured at the top of your 10 ltr list. And Ieended up buying it. Now I’m going to buy and her one and check your list again, the same has disappeared from the list altogether. Tough to digest and make me doubt the entire list altogether. Care to explain?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manish,

      When did you check it last? We keep updating the data regularly from the latest information from BEE website. So the positions keep changing as newer models are released. However if you are referring to Kenstar model KGS10W5P-GDE then it is a BEE 5 star rated model with standing loss of 0.495 (just a bit more than 0.490 of the 10th model in the list above).

  • Mahesh Vakharia

    Dear Abhishek,
    Thanks a lot for your in death article on water heater/gyser. Because of your article I came to know so many hidden things. Today only I went for purchasing the water gyser and my shopkeeper is hell bent to sell me Benchmark Electrical 6Ltr water heater .

    We are family of two, occasional guest are my daughters family . Hard water . Will appreciate your guidance . Can you spare little time and guide me ? Ideal is storage water heater of instant ? Which company has best insulators with maximum security?
    THANQ and with warm regards.

    Vakharia Mahesh

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Vakharia,

      From an energy savings perspective Instant water heater is the best. But it adds heavy load (4kW) to the system. Its rate of power consumption is high but it runs for short time and does not leave extra hot water. But in case you mostly use bucket for bath, then 6Lts water heater should be good enough. If you are living in north then may be 6 lts may turn out small. Othewise 6 lts should be good enough. These days most top brands have corrosion protection and good insulation. Havells, Bajaj, Racold, AO Smith, all have good models with corrosion protection, as well as insulation.

  • mayur kumar

    Thank you abhishek for this great article.
    . need bit of advise. I stay in Hyderabad, family of 4, hard bore water in apartment. Only horizontal model possible to be installed. 8 kg water pressure. Can you suggest which make/model/size would be suitable please.
    Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Mayur,

      Bajaj and AO Smith have horizontal models that are good. You can look at Bajaj GMH RF or CP models. You may also look at AO Smith EWSH model. You can check their details on these links:

      http://shop.bajajelectricals.com/Water-Heaters-c-33.aspx
      http://www.aosmithindia.com/EWSH.html

      A 15 lts model will be good for your need (you may go for 25 lts if people in your family prefer longer shower bath).

  • Gopalakrishnan

    Dear Abhishek,

    Had some doubts, but then went through the Q and A thread below and they were resolved. Just wanted to thank you for a very informative article, and for all the patience you have shown in replying to almost all the queries you received.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Dr Gopalakrishnan,

      I am glad that you found the information useful.

  • Sid

    What is the average power consumed by a geyser

    • Abhishek Jain

      The power rating of geysers is 2000 watts, 3000 watts, 4000 watts where most instant water heaters rated at 4000 watts. But the electricity consumed by water heater depends on the volume of water you heat (because there is a thermostat in water heaters that switches off the water heater when the temperature of water heater reaches the set temperature). So if you want to heat 10 lts water, the electricity consumed by a water heater of 2000 watts, 3000 watts, 4000 watts will be the same. The other factor that impacts is the insulation of the water heater because bad insulation can lead to heat loss. So best way to reduce electricity consumed by water heater is to: 1) Buy efficient water heater with best thermal insulation 2) Use as less hot water as possible (do not waste hot water).

  • HV

    Hi Abhishek, have you missed 25 ltr models in the list above?

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can check 25 lts model now.

  • prashant

    Dear Abhishek Ji,

    I am planning to buy water heater/Geyser for my two bathroom.

    Currently, we are three person in the family with one or two additional person coming on and off.

    Please advice, which brand water heater, size and wattage (and other parameter as you may advice) i should go for considering the family requirement. Also, it should help is saving the Electricity, minimal standing loss and good performance/Service.

    We prefer bathing from bucket only and very occasional shower users.

    I stay in NOIDA in an apartment on second floor and one bathroom is bedroom attached and the other is common.

    Please note, though in our society water treatment plant is there still the quality of NOIDA water is very hard as compared to other cities.

    Regards,
    Prashant

  • Dhaval

    Hi,

    Thanks for a very informative post. Please your help to choose right water heater for my need.
    I live at Mira Road, Mumbai. We receive water only in morning and store it in tanks which are placed above bathroom, so water force is not great.
    We are family of five. Please suggest a good electric water heater. Usage is only for bath, preferably shower.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Dhaval,

      In Mumbai even a 10 lts geyser is good for shower bath. You can go for Bajaj Majesty 10l GPU or Racold Eterno 2 10 lts or A O Smith HSE series. Havells also has 10 lts models with adjustable thermostat.

  • Binu

    Hi… My name is Binu and I wanted to get clear information on the Instant Water Heater which can be connected to the Water Pressure Pump supply connection… We are four people living in a Flat and what’s the right product for us to use? Heard there is 1Ltr & 3Ltrs available… Is there anything bigger than this? Which make is the best?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Binu,

      Water heaters with more than 3 lts capacity are sold as storage water heater. Instant water heater ideally should not have storage and should heat the water instantly. You can go for Bajaj or Racold instant water heaters. They have models that are good for high pressure operations (e.g Racold Pronto, Bajaj Flora).

  • Murali

    Hi Abhishek,
    I would like to thank you for providing such a good volume of information. Having been through your geyser write up Iam still pondering about which one to go for…We reside at Nagpur, ground floor,consisting of 04 adults ( which may go to 05 seldomly),take bucket bath through out the year.We use soft water.Would a 6ltrs geyser work for us? Please suggest a few befitting, economical models.
    Looking forward to a reply.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Murali,

      In Nagpur the temperature goes to as low as 12 degrees and so a 6 lts geyser may not be sufficient to get 15 lts of water at about 40 degrees (or for that matter at 38). It is better to buy a 10 lts geyser. It is also better to buy a BEE 5 star rated water heater that has an external adjustable thermostat (so that you can keep it at high hot in winters and low hot in summer or hotter months). You can look at Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU or Racold Eterno 10 lts models.

  • Bharat Kapoor

    Hi Abhishek,

    We have a old geyser which is 25 litre and it states it consumes 2.0KW of electricity. I would like to ask you is that, does buying a new geyser would reduce my power consumption based on the ratings. Also which one should we buy. We live in delhi.

    Thank You!

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kapoor,

      Geysers are mostly rated at 1 KW, 2 kW, 3 Kw or 4 kW. However their electricity consumption does not depend on the wattage of the coil. It depends on two things: 1) The volume of water you heat (this is because the current to coil is switched off as soon as the temperature of water reaches the set level). 2) Standing loss of water heater (this is the rate at which water heater losses heat from stored hot water).

      Now the latest BEE 5 star rated geysers will have lower standing losses as the insulation is better. So certainly it is better. However if you never leave hot water in geyser then the standing loss will not impact much. If you leave the geyser on for the whole day then the geyser will have hot water in it the whole day and thus there will be standing loss the whole day. However if you heat the water and immediately use it then there will be no hot water left in the geyser and thus there will be no (or negligible) impact of standing loss.

      So if you are used to switching on the geyser before use and switching it off immediately after (without leaving much of hot water), then there won’t be much benefit of switching to a new geyser (if your current geyser is working fine). However you can save electricity on geyser by using less hot water (saving water will save electricity). If you leave the geyser switched on for the whole day then it will be better to switch over to a BEE 5 star rated geyser. It will also be better to buy a geyser with external thermostat so that you can reduce the heating temperature of the water. This will reduce electricity consumption.

      To reduce hot water wastage it is better to buy as small a water heater as possible. If people in your house use shower for bathing then 15-25 lts would be needed in Delhi (as the water gets quite cold in winters). However if people mostly use bucket bath then 10-15 lts would also be sufficient. You can go for any of these models: Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models, Bajaj Majesty GPU models (all have 25 lts model).

  • ramakrishna

    Sir, I live in Hyderabad. we have moved to new flat. We are getting bore water. my famiy members are 3(Three)… I want purchase three geysers for three bathrooms. Mostly using for bucket bath (whenever head bath shower is using). Master bathroom is using for myself and my wife. Children bathroom for my daughter. Common hall bath room for guests(maximum two numbers, when ever they are coming). How many litres geyser should i take for three bath rooms? Which company should i take?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ramakrishna,

      A 15 lts water heater should be good for each bathroom. You can look at Murphy Richards SALVO 15L, Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU, Havells QUATRO 15, AO Smith HSE-SES-015 or HSE-SAS-015. You may go for a 10 lts model in your daughter’s bathroom as she might use less water. Bajaj Majesty GPU also has 10 lts model.

  • Saurabh Agrawal

    Hi Abhishek
    Can you please suggest me few options based on below requirement-
    1. My requirement is 25L
    2. I am living @5th floor of 25story building.(high rise building)
    3. energy efficient/pawer saving

    Also can you please tell me the meaning of “Rated Pressure 0.70 MPA” mention on bajaj geysers.

    thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Saurabh,

      Rated Pressure is the amount of water pressure that a geyser can withstand. A higher value is essential for high rise buildings and pressure pump applications. 0.7 MPA is equivalent to 7 bar. Most brands sell 7 Bar or 8 Bar geysers for high pressure applications. You can look at these models for your needs: Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models, Bajaj Majesty GPU models (all have 25 lts model).

  • Puneet

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all I would like to thank you for such a wonderful blog/article. It really helps.

    Need your help in deciding which geyser I should go for. I am residing in Noida on 3rd floor of a 14 story building. Have a small family of two adults and one kid.

    1) How much capacity geyser, should I go for? 15 lt or 25 lt or some other size?
    2) What should be tech specifications considering Delhi temperatures, my floor position in the building and hard water that we get in Noida?
    3) Please suggest good models in Havells, Bajaj, AO Smith or any other reputed brand.

    Looking forward to your opinion.

    Thanks!

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Puneet,

      If all of your use bucket for bath then a 15 lts geyser may do, but if you use shower and take longer baths, then in Delhi you may need 25 ltrs geyser (as it gets quite cold in Delhi). However if you but a geyser with external adjustable thermostat, then you can keep it at higher temperature setting in winters and lower setting in summers to save electricity. You can look at Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models, Bajaj Majesty GPU models.

  • Ajeet

    Hi my question is i live in Ghaziabad and the water is hard which geyser should i buy AO smith,racold or havells 25 lts. Kindly suggest with specifications.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ajeet,

      Almost all of them have some models with inner glass lining or enamel/polymer coating to protect from corrosion. You can go for any brand of your liking, you should just check that it has glass or enamel lining for the container as well as heating element. All three brands you mentioned have such models (e.g Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models). It will be good if you buy a model that has externally adjustable thermostat that can help you control your energy use.

  • Bhushan Gupta

    Hi Abhishek,

    You are really doing a good job!

    Please help me as well. I want to buy gyser of 25 Ltr and don’t want to feel myself fool after purchase. Please suggest a good water heater:

    1. I am staying at 5th floor of 12 story building at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad location.
    2. Water is ground water or ganga jal provided by MCD
    3. I want to save electricity bills
    4. Looking for durable / tension free gyser
    5. My family is of 5 but guests are fequent.
    5. I am not able to finalize any one but on reviews got few options: Bajaj, AO smith, racold, local brand with copper tank

    Please help in finalizing one. It would be chery on cake if you tell me the best buy shop for this.

    Regards,

    Bhushan Gupta

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Gupta,

      These days many brands have models that have glass lining or enamel/polymer lining on the container as well as heating element to protect them from corrosion. A O Smith, Racold, Havells, Bajaj all have such models (e.g Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models). Additionally to save electricity you should look at couple of things: 1) BEE 5 star rating 2) Model should have external adjusting thermostat and you should try to keep it as low as possible.

  • Prajna

    Hi Abhishek,
    I live in Hyderabad. Please suggest which one is best for Hyderabad water.
    We are a family of 3 and wish to buy a water geyser. My questions are:
    1) How much capacity is required for our family?(mostly bucket bath)
    2) Which model is safe for Hyderabad water and has good customer service.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Prajna,

      When you say Hyderabad water, do you get hard water over there? You can go for a 10 lts model with external adjustable thermostat. You can look at Bajaj Majesty 10 L GPU or GPV or Racold Eterno 2 models. They have external adjustable thermostat. When you get the water heater, make sure that you adjust the thermostat in such a way that it gives water at appropriate temperature.

    • monika

      you could buy a 15 litres geyser with copper tank that keeps the water hot for many hours and heats water faster./

  • sri vats

    buying a 15 litres or 25 litres is good if you have building upto 8 floors buy copper tank if more than 8 floors then mild steel tank geyser

  • Suds

    Need to buy a geyser for 2 people in Bangalore,for shower consumption… should i go for 6 ltrs or 3 ltrs capacity. plz suggest….

    • Abhishek Jain

      for shower consumption 6 lts should be better.

  • Dr sheth

    Will storage geyser with 15/25 liter capacity installed on g.f , suuply hot water on f.f bathrooms through dedicated hot water pipeline

    • Abhishek Jain

      You will need a pump for it. Better to have geyser on same floor.

  • Vishal

    Havells puro 15 lts has a standing loss of 0.458. Then why it doesn’t feature in the top 10. I am using this geyser and the standing loss is mentioned on it.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vishal,

      As per data from BEE Havells Puro 15 lts has a standing loss of 0.56. However it is quite possible that someone made a mistake in data entry.

  • Jaidev Shukla

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in Mumbai with family of six in high rise tower. I intend to buy high gauge storage water heater which I can use in rain shower. One of the dealers I know very well suggested me Ketko. I have done extensive research on internet but I found little about reviews on Ketko water heaters. I noted its 25L heater is rated 5 star. Can you please let me know if it is good brand and what considerations I should keep in mind for use suitable in rain shower?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Jaidev,

      With water heaters the electricity consumption is directly related to the amount of water you use. The more hot water you use more electricity it consumes. So it is always better to use an optimal sized water heater because with bigger water heaters you tend to heat more water which may not be used and will loose heat and thereby waste electricity. Now typically if you take a shower bath, you need in total about 25-30 lts of water per person. And water in mumbai is not very cold. So even a 15 lts water heater is good if you use shower. However if you want to go for 25 lts water heater, make sure that it has an external adjustable thermostat. Typically the water we use for bathing is about 39-40 degrees hot. Water heaters without adjustable thermostat heat water to 60-70 degrees and one has to mix cold water in it to use it. If there is an adjustable thermostat, you can reduce it to 45-50 which can significantly reduce your electricity consumption and you will still get hot water as per your needs. If you buy a smaller 15 lts water heater, you can keep thermostat higher. So basically few things to consider while buying a new one:

      1) Buy as small a water heater that can fit your needs.
      2) Better to buy one with adjustable thermostat.
      3) BEE 5 star rated one is better because if you have hot water left in the water heater, it will not loose that heat soon.

      You can go for Ketko BEE 5 star rated water heaters, just make sure that you go for the digi models with adjustable thermostat.

    • Jaidev Shukla

      Thank you very much Abhishek for your reply. Appreciate it.

  • Bala

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am living at Pune and planning to buy a 10Lt geyser. I am confused between A Smith or Venus or Bajaj or Racold. Can you suggest which is the better one.

  • Helen

    Dear Abhishek,
    we are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) living in Mumbai, please let me know which geyser should i purchase and how much litres.

    • Abhishek Jain

      The water is not too cold in Mumbai. If the usage is mostly for bucket bath, even a 6 lts water heater is good enough. For shower 10 or 15 lts (max) is good enough. Try to go for a water heater that has external thermostat adjustment feature and BEE 5 star rated model. Check Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU or Racold Eterno/Altro models.

  • rughalshi

    Dear Abhishek
    When I click the above link to expand details of geyser Medium Size (25 to 50 lts), all I can see is only 50Ltrs, can you suggest any 25L models for our reference? My parents are living in Haryana and I want to buy them a new geyser with good standing loss performance.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at these models that have the least standing loss in 25 lts:

      Brand Model Power Consumption Standing Losses
      BAJAJ MAJESTY RAPIDOTHERM 25 GV 3000 0.568
      MORPHY RICHARDS LAVO 25 VM 2000 0.577
      BAJAJ PLATINI PX 25 GVD 2000 0.577
      BAJAJ MAJESTY 25 GPU 2000 0.602
      BAJAJ PX 25 GLR 2000 0.602
      HAIER ES25V-ED 2000 0.602
      MORPHY RICHARDS CALDO 25 VM 2000 0.602
      BAJAJ PX 25 GL MV 2000 0.602
      AO SMITH HSE-SES-025 2000 0.62
      AO SMITH HSE-SAS-025 2000 0.62
      MORPHY RICHARDS SALVO 25L 2000 0.622
      MORPHY RICHARDS PREMIO 25L 2000 0.624
      HAVELLS QUATRO 25 2000 0.625

  • Balaji

    Dear Abhishek,

    I live in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. The climate is predominantly cold here for 8 months in a year here. I am planning to buy a water geyser for my second bathroom. i have a geyser in the first bathroom and its Racold Eterno 25L. I do have frequent visitors/guests to my home so planning to have geyser in second bathroom. I am planning to have one 15L in second bathroom, thinking of Racold or Bajaj geyser, which one is better and best suited model for me in that brand. Assuming around 3-4 people to use geyser in second bathroom. Also suggest a different brand if any is better than this Racold or Bajaj.
    Important point to note is water is Hard/silghtly salty in my apartment.
    Thanks a ton in advance.

    • rughalshi

      My aunt is living in Coimbatore and her family is using 3 geysers of Havells brand, all Quatro 15L for about two years, the Havells people says the heating tube inside are with better quality than local made geyser when it comes to hard water condition. Would suggest you to buy one for the same.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for Racold 15 lts model. One that has external thermostat alteration. Racold has polymer protection coating for hard water. You can check this one: http://www.racold.com/altro_2.asp

  • Rajiv

    Hello Abhishek, good write up and replies. I needed ur help on a issue
    I had purchased kenstar KGS15W6M-GDE water heater last year. It worked well for last winters with good water heating very low standing loss and almost no change in electricity bills.
    But two months back (during summers when it was not in use) all of sudden it started leaking. After repetitative complaints at service center no one turned up till today. Also the address given in website for service center does not exisits in city.

    So I guess that was a big fraud. And tank is no more reparables now so I lost all hope. If u have any suggestion I wd be thankful to u

    Finally I decided to buy a new one.
    We are family of 4, shower usage, six floor apartment, mostly hard water.

    Any other suggestion apart from bajaj majaesty 15 GPU

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rajiv,

      I wold say use social media, find out their page, tag them writing a complaint, post it in such a way that your friends also see it. Brands are quite responsive to social media complaints these days and I am sure they will react. As for the new geyser, check out Racold and AO Smith as well along with Bajaj. They also have models that are BEE 5 star rated and also have adjustable thermostat. Keeping thermostat to lowest comfortable setting will really help in saving electricity. The lesser you heat water, the more you save on electricity.

    • rughalshi

      Apart from Majesty GPU 15L, Would suggest you to go with Puro 15, or Quatro 15 from Havells, Salvo 15 from Morphy Richards, Verve 15L from Usha. These are with quality products and my friends are using these models for over a long time and they are all 5 stars rated products with decent outlook.

  • vikram padia

    top ten gas geyser of size 15 lit.

  • Maverick03

    Hi Abhishek,

    Really good write up and helpful info for buyers.
    I have a family of 4 + shower usage + soft water, which one would you suggest?

    Also, the other day I went to local retailer and sales guy was also recommending CG geysers. Do you think they are any close to Havell and Bajaj, in terms of safety and power saving?

    Thanks in advance.

    God Bless.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      A 15 lts water heater should be good for your needs. All water heaters that have ISI mark have passed safety test and BEE only considers those for star rating. You can check Bajaj MAJESTY 15 GPU or Havells QUATRO 15.

  • Tej

    Abhishek,

    I stay in bangalore and we use mostly borewell water. Which geyser would be better for us is it Shivalik or bajaj?

  • Vivek

    You reply all the queries about various electrical appliances from so many people. Outstanding commitment. Thank you for creating bijlibacho.com.

    Heartly Regards
    Vivek

    • Abhishek Jain

      Thanks for the appreciation Vivek. It certainly motivates.

  • Vivek

    Hi Abhishek

    what is your opinion about the Gas Geysers which run on LPG cylinder? How safe they are? And if they are safe enough, which are the better brands in the markets?

    Thanks
    Vivek

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vivek,

      If we compare basic numbers, Gas Geysers will be far more cost saving as well as energy efficient as compared to electric geysers. Gas is still cheaper to use than electricity. As long as they are ISI marked, they should be safe enough. BIS or Bureau of Indian Standards checks safety standards of all consumer products. However I must say that we do not have research on Gas geysers yet, so I cannot suggest you the brands.

  • Abhishek Jain

    Hi Shruti,

    Which city are you located in and what is the most preferred method in your house: bucket bath, shower, tub?

    All BEE star rated models have BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certification, so they all comply to safety standards. Even if you go for non star rated models, you should make sure that they have ISI mark to make sure that they are safe to use. The brands that you have mentioned are all reputed brands. While buying there are only few things that are important:

    1) You buy the right size. Buying a smaller storage/wattage water heater may not give you enough hot water. Buying oversized would consume more electricity and would lead to wastage.

    2) Better buy one with external thermostat settings, so that you can reduce the maximum temperature of hot water and can thus save electricity.

  • Ankit

    I want to buy a geyser for family of 4- bucket bath +kitchen . Please suggest. I am from delhi (borewell water -saline)

  • Abhishek Jain

    You can go for a 10/15lts water heater. You can look at these:

    10 lts:
    Havells QUATRO 10
    Havells OPAL 10
    Usha Aquagenie 10L
    Bajaj Majesty 10 GPU

    or 15 lts:
    Havells QUATRO 15
    AO Smith HSE-VAS-015
    Havells PURO 15
    Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU
    Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

  • prashanth

    To Abhishek Jain
    sir i am prashanth why u r suggesting only one model names of the geyser why u r not suggesting other models they are bad

  • Abhishek Jain

    Hi Prashanth,

    If I keep changing models then that would mean that I am not suggesting the top most efficient models to people. I am not saying that others are bad, what I am saying is that these are the ones that can help you save most amount of electricity, these are from good brands and have good features. As brands add newer models and if they are better, we certainly include them. But that does not happen every day.

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