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

By on October 19, 2014
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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)
1HAVELLSBUENO 660.333
2HAVELLSQUATRO 660.334
3BAJAJMajesty 6GPU60.346
4FerroliMito.660.350
4HSE-SBS-00660.350
4HSE-SDS-00660.350
4HSE-SAS-00660.350
5BAJAJPX 06 GLR60.354
6ALMONARDSupreme High Tech-0660.356
6TKM-660.356
6KGS06W5P-GDE60.356
6PACIFIC-6A60.356
6Steelium-0660.356
6Eddy-0660.356
6RX-0660.356
6Splash-0660.356
6Galaxy-0660.356
6Super Delux-0660.356
6Fresh-0660.356
6WH 200660.356
6SUPER-6A60.356
6MEA-0660.356
6KSH 6P360.356
6OPTIMUS-0660.356
6AURA-0660.356
6ROYAL-660.356
6Classico 660.356
6MUK/0660.356
6GLORY 0660.356
6VE-0660.356
6SE-0660.356
6Mandarin-6L60.356
6Coral-6L60.356
6EEPL-660.356
6UWH-0660.356
6VICTOR 0660.356
6ASHA-0660.356
6WF0601M60.356
6HAWH-20660.356
6HMWH-20660.356
6DI 110160.356
6KAWH-10660.356
6K5WH-10660.356
6ARVENA - 660.356
6REGENTA - 660.356
6SWH 80660.356
6KGS06W5M-GDE60.356
6JUPITER 660.356
6ROYAL 660.356
6HOTWAVE 660.356
6GOLD 660.356
6TIME-0660.356
6SOLITAIRE HEIGHTS 0660.356
6PW-0660.356
6JKS-0660.356
6Fress-0660.356
6Steamer Plus EPAC 6 V60.356
6Pebble Metallica 660.356
6Pebble 660.356
6SKM-0660.356
6BIC-660.356
6DI 110160.356
6Sprinhot Plus 660.356
6eWarm-660.356
6LOTUS 660.356
6SUPREMUS 660.356
6WF0602M60.356
6SNOWLINE - 660.356
7USHAAquagenie 06L60.381
8V-GUARDKrystal Plus 660.392
8CLASSIC 0660.392
8SWH 70660.392
8SWH 60660.392
8PR-6V60.392
9MACROPLATINUM-660.395
10ELPARTANZO'S'-660.396
10STILO-660.396
106 GL60.396
106EV60.396
106GV60.396
101-6L360.396
10ES6V-Q2(H)60.396

Click To Expand: 10 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1HAVELLSQUATRO 10100.364
2FerroliCaldo.10V100.398
3MORPHY RICHARDSSalvo 10L100.399
4HAVELLSOPAL 10100.402
5USHAAquagenie 10L100.411
6BAJAJPX 10 GLR100.414
7HAVELLSBUENO 10100.423
7Majesty 10 GPU100.423
8HAVELLSPURO 10100.424
9SUNFLAMEGrace-10.100.435
10AO SMITHHSE-SBS-010100.445
10HSE-SAS-010100.445

Click To Expand: 15 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1HAVELLSQUATRO 15150.426
2AO SMITHHSE-VAS-015150.450
3FerroliCaldo.15V150.456
4HAVELLSQUATRO DIGITAL 15150.459
5HAVELLSPURO 15150.463
6USHAAquagenie 15L150.473
7MORPHY RICHARDSSalvo 15L150.491
8SUNFLAMEGrace-15.150.493
9BAJAJPX 15 GLR150.496
10BAJAJMajesty 15 GPU150.497

Click To Expand: 25 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1HAVELLSBUENO 25250.538
2AO SMITHHSE-VAS-025250.540
3FerroliCaldo.25VMP250.550
3Caldo.25V250.550
4AO SMITHHSE-SDS-025250.560
4HSE-SBS-025250.560
5RECONNECTRHWHE2502250.563
6BAJAJMajesty Rapidotherm 25 GV250.568
7HAVELLSQUATRO 25250.569
8BAJAJPX 25 GLR250.574
9BAJAJPlatini PX 25 GVD250.577
9Lavo 25 VM250.577
10HAVELLSBELLO 25250.596

Click To Expand: 50 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1FerroliCaldo.50V500.735
2WARMEXWH-50500.824
2WH 50500.824
2ARVENA - 50500.824
2K5WH-150500.824
2BIC-50500.824
2KSH 50M1500.824
2DI 2101500.824
2REGENTA - 50500.824
2PW-50500.824
2DI 2101500.824
2SNOWLINE - 50500.824
2SUPREMUS 50500.824
2KEW/GEY-50500.824
2MP GEY SU 50L 5S500.824
2TKM-50500.824
2STANDARD-50500.824
2Berlia Plus-50500.824
2Mandarin-50L500.824
2VE-50500.824
2PAL-50500.824
2MEA-50500.824
2SHREE-50/5500.824
2UWH-50500.824
2GEYBETA-50 S500.824
2VAS-50500.824
2JSC-50500.824
2ALONZO-50500.824
3HAVELLSMonza 50500.857
4MORPHY RICHARDSCALDO 50 VM500.883
4PX 50 GL MV500.883
5AO SMITHELJV 35350.620
6RACOLDALTRO 2-50V500.906
6ALTRO 2-50H500.906
6CLASSIC 50500.906
6Steamer Plus MSV 50500.906
6ALTRO 2 PLUS-50V500.906
7LITTELHOMEGlider - 50500.910
8BAJAJMajesty 50 GMH (RW)500.911
9SAAHASSI-50/5500.916
9JCS-50500.916
9MP GEY 50L 5S500.916
96-50L2500.916
10AO SMITHELJH 35350.684
10CEWHR 35350.684

Click To Expand: Greater than 50 lts

RankBrandModelCapacityStanding Loss (units/day)
1FerroliCaldo.100V1000.955
2V-GUARDSteamer Plus MSV 1001001.176
3KETKO8-100L31001.188
4FerroliCaldo.70V700.835
5AO SMITHELJV 70700.861
6AO SMITHELJH 70700.920
6CEWHR 70700.920
7VENUS100GV1001.383
7100GH1001.383
8KETKO7-70L3701.040
9VENUS70GV701.088
970GH701.088

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


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  1. MANPREET SINGH BEDI says:

    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 says:

      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.

  2. Rajesh says:

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

  3. Madhav says:

    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.

  4. PRAMOD PANDHURNEKAR says:

    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 says:

      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.

  5. DB says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  6. Somjit says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  7. Sukanta Bhattacharjee says:

    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 says:

      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?

  8. Sandeep says:

    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 says:

      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).

  9. Swaminathan says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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. says:

      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 says:

        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.

  10. Somjit says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        What is your opinion about Orient 15L geyser?

        • Somjit says:

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

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          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.

  11. meerasanyal says:

    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 says:

      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.

  12. Mohit says:

    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 says:

      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

  13. Kiran says:

    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 says:

      Forgot to mention that 15L is good enough for me

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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.

  14. Aravindhan says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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.

  15. Pankaj says:

    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 says:

      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.

  16. vijaykapoor says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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.

  17. Chelliah M says:

    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 says:

      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.

  18. Venkateswara Rao K says:

    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 says:

      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.

  19. Monty says:

    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 says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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 says:

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

      • Monty says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

  20. Guru says:

    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 says:

      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

  21. Badri says:

    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 says:

      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

  22. malpe estibeiro says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  23. Yunus says:

    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 says:

      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.

  24. Subroto says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

  25. Deepak says:

    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 says:

      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.

  26. s kumar says:

    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 says:

      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.

  27. Harish says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            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.

  28. Piyush says:

    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 says:

      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

  29. Niasrg Shah says:

    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 says:

      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

  30. Mahesh says:

    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 says:

      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.

  31. tejas says:

    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 says:

      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

  32. Kalpana says:

    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 says:

      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.

  33. Manik Ahluwalia says:

    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 says:

      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.

  34. Anil says:

    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 says:

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

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        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 says:

      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.

  35. Farook says:

    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 says:

      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.

  36. Rajendra P Habib says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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

  37. harish rao says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

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

      KENSTAR KGS25W5M-GDE
      ORIENT ELECTRIC WF2502M
      ALMONARD ESTEEM-25

  38. Avinash says:

    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 says:

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

      • Avinash says:

        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 says:

          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.

  39. Nilesh Patel says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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 says:

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

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          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.

  40. Aayush says:

    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 says:

      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.

  41. Rajeev Rn Choudhary says:

    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 says:

      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

  42. Nilesh Patel says:

    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 says:

      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.

  43. Parthib V says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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.

    • manne says:

      Go for 10 liter ao smith geyser

  44. Abhishek Jadhav says:

    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 says:

      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.

  45. Gurwinder Singh says:

    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 says:

      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.

  46. Anup says:

    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 says:

      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.

  47. VK says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • kiffil says:

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

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            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.

  48. sivashankar says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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

  49. Swapnil says:

    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.

  50. Ravi K says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

            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.

  51. Avijeet Kr. Biswas says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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

  52. abhinav says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          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

  53. Prashanth says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          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.

  54. Omprakash says:

    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

  55. Dhvanit Thaker says:

    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 says:

      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.

  56. Vatsal Goel says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  57. Chaithanya says:

    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 says:

      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.

  58. Chandan Kachari says:

    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

  59. Mrinal Sah says:

    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 says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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.

  60. Suraj Kumar says:

    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 says:

      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.

  61. Rahul says:

    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 says:

      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.

  62. kumar Rahul says:

    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 says:

      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 :).

  63. vinod says:

    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

  64. vinod says:

    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 says:

      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

  65. Himanshu says:

    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 says:

      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?

  66. Thomas says:

    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.

  67. srujan says:

    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 says:

      Hello Srujan,

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

      • srujan says:

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

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          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.

  68. Ankit says:

    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 says:

      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
  69. Jaiprakash Agarwal says:

    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 says:

      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).

  70. dr rajesh bhatia says:

    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 says:

      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.

  71. Manish says:

    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 says:

      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).

  72. Mahesh Vakharia says:

    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 says:

      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.

  73. mayur kumar says:

    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 says:

      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).

  74. Gopalakrishnan says:

    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.

  75. Sid says:

    What is the average power consumed by a geyser

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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).

  76. HV says:

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

  77. prashant says:

    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

  78. Dhaval says:

    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 says:

      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.

  79. Binu says:

    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 says:

      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).

  80. Murali says:

    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 says:

      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.

  81. Bharat Kapoor says:

    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 says:

      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).

  82. ramakrishna says:

    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 says:

      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.

  83. Saurabh Agrawal says:

    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 says:

      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).

  84. Puneet says:

    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 says:

      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.

  85. Ajeet says:

    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 says:

      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.

  86. Bhushan Gupta says:

    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 says:

      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.

  87. Prajna says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  88. sri vats says:

    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

  89. Suds says:

    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….

  90. Dr sheth says:

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

  91. Vishal says:

    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 says:

      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.

  92. Jaidev Shukla says:

    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 says:

      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.

  93. Bala says:

    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.

  94. Helen says:

    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 says:

      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.

  95. rughalshi says:

    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 says:

      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
  96. Balaji says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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

  97. Rajiv says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  98. vikram padia says:

    top ten gas geyser of size 15 lit.

  99. Maverick03 says:

    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 says:

      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.

  100. Tej says:

    Abhishek,

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

  101. Vivek says:

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

    Heartly Regards
    Vivek

  102. Vivek says:

    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 says:

      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.

  103. Madhava says:

    Hi, I am staying in Hyderabad. Please help me to suggest one good water geyser for Bore water

  104. Shruti Reddy says:

    We are a family of 4 ansd wish to buy a water geyser.My questions are:
    1) How much capacity is required for our family?
    2) Which model should I go for?
    3) Amongst AO SMith, Bajaj, Racold, Kenstar which is the a better buy.
    4) Which model is safe and has good customer service.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      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.

  105. RAM WABLE says:

    HI ABHISHEK..CAN U COMPARE MONEY AND ENERGY SAVING BETWEEN GAS POWERED GEYSERS WITH ELECTRICAL 3KW GEYSERS..

  106. Whykay says:

    PS: we use borewell water

  107. Whykay says:

    Hi, will these ratings / rankings differ if we have to install horizontal geyser? We are planning to purchase 25L horizontal geyser. Which model is the best with respect to time consumed to heat water and electricity efficiency? Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello WhyKay,

      Every water heater has a thermostat, so the water heater cuts off electricity when the water is heated to the set temperature (if there is no external setting then the default thermostat temperature is 60). So the electricity consumption of water heater depends on:

      1) Your usage of water. If you waste hot water, you waste electricity. But if you choose a water heater of optimal size, then you heat only that much water which is needed. This saves electricity. Also as I said electricity consumption depend on usage of water, so it is proportional to the number of people using hot water. Now if you use hot water in tub, water consumption will be more, and so electricity consumption will be more. If you take shower, then it will be lesser than the tub and if you use bucket, then it will be further less. Approximately tub bathing needs about 35-40 lts of water, shower needs 25 and bucket bathing needs 10-15 lts. Now this need of water is of water at 38-39 degrees whereas the heater heats it to about 60 degrees. And when you use water, you mix it with cold water. So the ideal sizing of water heater depends on how cold your water is in winter. So for e.g if you take bucket bath and you live in place like Mumbai, then even a 6 lts water heater can work well. You switch on the water heater before use and switch it off immediately after and you save electricity. However for a similar situation in Delhi, you would need about 10 lts water heater, as the water there is quite cold in winters.

      2) Water heaters also have a standing loss. This is loss of heat when hot water remains in the water heater for long. So if you leave you water heater on for a long time and not use the water, the heat in it will be lost from the water heater. BEE star rating of water heater happens on this loss value. BEE 5 star rated heaters loose heat less slowly (have better insulation), whereas lower star rated water heaters loose heat faster. But this situation will arise only when you leave excess hot water in the water heater or when you have an over sized water heater. If you are in habit of switching it on before use and switching it off before the last use, then there would not be any wastage. And in that case there would not be much significance of BEE star rating or energy efficiency.

      Now speed of heating water depends on the wattage of water heater. A 25 lts water heater with 3 kW coil will heat water at a much faster pace than a 2 kW coil. However both will take same amount of electricity as the energy required to heat 25 lts water is the same.

      The ratings and rakings mentioned above are purely based on standing loss and will not differ for horizontal geyser. What is more important is to size the water heater right based on the usage. If most of the people in your family prefer using bucket or even shower, then 25L may be slight over sized.

  108. kiran says:

    hi abhi,
    THIS IS KIRAN. I WANT TO BUY UNDER 200 LTS AND LOW CONSUMPTION OF REFRIGERATOR. PL SUGGEST WHICH IS THE BEST.
    THANK U,
    YOURS LOVINGLY,
    KIRAN.

  109. sanjay says:

    Dear sir
    Let me know for smal. Size family 4 to 5 lit. Cspaciyy geyser would be sufficient or not.Also suggest company.Is there star system like a.c.so as to save energy?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Sanjay,

      It all depends on the amount of water you use and the place where you live. If you live in a cold place in North, the sizes required are bigger. But if you are down south where the climate is not very cold, you can live with smaller sized water heaters. Also if your usage is high (say you have a tub for bathing), then you need more capacity, else if you use shower then it is less and if you use bucket for bathing, then you need the least sized water heater.

      Now typical numbers:

      If you use Tub, then you would use about 35-40 lts of water.
      If you use shower, then it would be about 25 lts.
      If you use bucket, then one bucket would be 10-15 lts.

      Now suppose you use a bucket and you live in south, then 5-6 lts water heater would work really well because before every bath a person can heat up the water (5-6 lts) which will be good enough to provide 15 lts of warm water (at temperature suitable for human body). However if you live in North, then you would need about 10 lts water heater as the 5 lts water you mix to it to make it warm would be very cold.

      To save electricity, the best strategy is to use a water heater that is as small as possible. And yes there is BEE star rating for water heaters. The list above is for top energy efficient BEE star rated water heaters.

  110. raju says:

    Which is better?
    Glass coated or Copper tank? when it comes to 2 factors energy saving and 2. Hard water input

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Glass Coasted tank will be better for hard water. For energy saving, it needs to have good insulation.

  111. Kumar says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for electric water geysers.By seeing these reviews i am little bit confused to buy Kenstar KGS10W5P-GDE or Bajaj Majesty 15 L GPU Water Heater.I am also looking for lower power consumption.Please suggest one of these.

    One more query whether these are instant water heaters ??

    Thanks,
    Kumar

  112. Kumar says:

    Hi,
    I am looking for electric water heaters. By seeing all reviews mentioned here i am confused to buy whether KENSTAR KGS10W5P-GDE or bajaj water Heaters.I am also looking for low power consumption heaters.Please suggest me one.
    One more questions whether these heaters are instant water heaters ?

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Kumar,

      All the above mentioned water heaters are storage water heaters and not instant water heaters. The best strategy for saving electricity on water heating is to use as less water as possible and do not leave much of hot water in the water heater (which means do not heat excess of water than needed). Typically a bucket bath requires 15 lts water (one bucket is about 10 lts), shower bath requires about 20-25 lts of water. But the hot water we use is at 38-39 degrees whereas the water gets heated up to 60 degrees. Depending on your location (how cold it gets in winter), you can go for 10lts, 15 lts or 25 lts water heater if you take bucket bath. If you take shower then it can be 15 or 25 lts (again depending on your location). Few things that are important while buying water heater:

      1) Buy the right size. Better buy as small as possible (based on hot water usage).
      2) Make sure it is Indian Standards certified (if you buy one with BEE rating, then it is by default IS certified).
      3) Better buy one with good star rating, so that heat loss from hot water is minimized.
      4) It is good to buy one with external thermostat setting, so that you can adjust the thermostat setting to lower temperature (most water heaters with no setting heat up to 60 or 70 degrees which can result in heating excess water and wastage). Better to keep thermostat settings to lower numbers around 50 or 45 degrees.

  113. natraj says:

    I am staying in Hyderabad in a two bet bedroom n flat. . I have 2 bathroom. Total members in my flat may be maximum 6(rare) and minimum 4(always).Please help me to suggest in these two models. Bajaj Shakti Plus 15 Lit. Geyser and Bajaj Majesty 15 L GPU Water Heater . which one will be better. Please suggest

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Nataraj,

      Bajaj Majesty 15 L GPU Water Heater looks better. Reasons: 1) Obviously it is BEE 5 star rated 2) It has a thermostat which you can alter to reduce the heating temperature and thus it can help save a lot of electricity.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  114. Rughal says:

    Hello.
    We bought some plastic geysers last year end and them for approximately half of the years time, outlook were ok and these geysers are rated 5 stars. Everything was so far so good except we faced problem of noise occurrence when sometimes geysers are being heated. Such annoying heating noise were there since day one, at first we feel it should be some depositions or scaling inside the tanks so that when those substance would hit the container when heating is going, then aftersale service from the geyser company told us the noise was because of low water pressure supply to the tank and such noise problem happens when the water pressure is lower than 0.5bar or the water pipeline connections are not sealed properly so that the air pressure from outside will be carried to inner container of geyser and hence pressure in the container can not increase fast; we decided to changed to the other brand’s geysers and found the heating noise were still existing.
    Please kindly let us know if you can give instruction or guideline in installing geysers and what are the conditions required for using geysers.

  115. BHAVIK says:

    hello,..plz anyone can tell me how much maximum temp. attain in this commercial instant heater..because we gonna to use hot water for our project so it is important that how much we can attain…

    regards
    bhavik

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello mr Bhavik,

      It should be available in the user manual of your water heater. Typically water heaters have a default setting of about 60-65 degrees.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  116. Hasan says:

    Hi abhishek

    I’m using commercial electricity in Bombay. I’m looking for a efficient 5ltr heater. I’m basically looking for my hotels bathroom. It will be used by 2 to 3 people a day. So u would suggest a 5ltr or 10ltr. In 10ltr I know ken star is good. So if you could suggest what should I get

    Kindly reply

    Regards,
    Hasan

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Hasan,

      For a hotel room I would suggest a 10 lts water heater. Because you do not know how much hot water will a person use in one bath. A 5 lts is good if someone takes a reasonably short shower. But if someone decides to take a longer shower, then 10 lts will be better.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  117. Jigar says:

    I am searching for a good water heater/geyser which is economical and better in terms of energy efficiency. There are 4 members in a family. but we dnt have much usage of water.
    Please suggest me few options which are convincing in terms of energy savings and performance.
    I look forward hearing from you.
    Thank you.

  118. MPK says:

    Hi

    I live in Ahmedabad and we face hard water issue. I read your previous post to purchase a glasslined coated inner tank. So i have narrowed it down to either Bajaj Majesty 15L GPU or Bajaj shakti 15L V. Both are 5* rated and the spec are the same except former is a plastic body and latter is a metal body. Considering hard water issue which body type should i opt for? My heart is set on Bajaj 15L GPU coz of the external adjustable thermostat.

    I look forward hearing from you.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      I think you have chosen the right model. If you get hard water, it is better to go for plastic body. Plus the external adjustable thermostat is added advantage (as you can adjust the thermostat to a lower setting).

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  119. naq says:

    is there ant list for instant water gyesers. which is the best for hard water & low electricity bill. i have bajaj instant gyezer but after 3 years inspite of service the electricity bill has gone up

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      hi naq,

      Can you please check you electricity meter and find out how many units are used per day when you use instant geyzer and when you do not use the same? This can help you find out how much electricity does your water heater take per day.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  120. kumar malothra says:

    hello abhy the shivalik 3 litres instant geyser has a preset temp of 65 degrees so you would not need to change the temperature, most products have an internal thermostat set at 65 degrees

  121. Darsh says:

    Hi, Can you tell me what will be the best water heater if I want to use it with shower?
    What capacity will be ideal for a family of 3 and which company?
    Also, how effective can Solar water heater be? specially in winter when temp drops to 7-8 degrees?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Darsh,

      Ideally electricity consumption of water heater is directly dependent on the amount of water you heat. If you buy a water heater with bigger storage, then you might end up heating excess water which will loose heat when left in the heater. Typically a bucket bath consumes about 15 lts (1 bucket) and if you use shower, you may use about 30 lts of water. A water heater heats water to about 60-70 degrees which is quite hot and that’s why you end up mixing cold water in it. If temperature at your place goes down to 7-8 degrees, then may be 25 lts water heater should be good for you.

      As for the solar water heater, it also works with diffused radiation in the atmosphere. As long as it is not overcast for long and there is some sunlight, it works well.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Darsh says:

        Thanks for reply. So 15Lits seems good enough…Also I have heard that mixing of water produces changing water temps in a shower. anyone with experience pls share.

  122. Abhy says:

    Kindly provide comparisons on instant water heater models such as racold, kenstar, ao smith etc.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Abhy,

      If you look at the star rating of water heaters, you will see that they are rated on “Standing Loss” which is the amount of electricity that water heater looses when water is left standing in it. With instant water heaters, there is no storage, and thus there is no standing loss. For water heaters, the amount of electricity used is directly proportional to amount of water heated, so instant water heaters turn out to be quite efficient in terms of electricity consumption, although having high wattage, they are a big load on the electricity grid.

      We do not have data on instant water heaters because they are not rated on BEE star rating, and it is difficult to do a comparison because there is no standing loss in them. I would suggest that if you are buying an instant water heater, go for the brand of your preference where you have experienced good service in the past.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Abhy says:

        Thanks a ton..However it left me in a confused state but still thanks for the good info. According to articles published here I am trying to look for instant geysers of copper tub and element. I had got majority options of Stainless Steel tubs but a minority like Alpar which may have copper tub…I am trying to go with Inalsa Instant Water Geyser which may perform better I hope.

      • Abhy says:

        I concluded with Shivalik 3 Lt instant water heater. Still couldn’t understand the meaning of capacity for instant geysers in liters as they have no storage. It cost me Rs. 2400/- + Rs. 200 installation + Rs. 100/- for pipes + Rs. 30 for three pin plug which was not included in unit which sums to Rs. 2730. Also there was surprisingly no manual inside the box (although warranty card was there). Is there any heat setting in this model if you know please share?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Abhy,

          It should have a thermostat to set the heat level. Does it not?

          Regards,
          Abhishek

          • Abhy says:

            well the box didn’t contained any manual and till now I hadn’t taken help of some stool to stand up and see the settings :). .Kindly guide if u know exact location of thermostat?

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  123. maK ma says:

    I have bought a new flat in Bangalore. I am confused in selecting a geyser. I have 2 bathroom. Total members in my flat may be maximum 6(rare) and minimum 4(always). Please tell me how many litre capacity geyser should I buy and which brand to chose.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      The best use of water heater happens when it is switched on before use and switched off after. And it is always good to buy a water heater as small as possible. Considering that winters in B’lore are cold, a 25 lts water heater should be more than enough if you use good amount of water. If you are conservative in water usage, even a 15 lts one might do. But 25lts one is on a safer side. As far as brand is concerned, any good brand which makes water heaters that comply to Indian Standards (with ISI mark) is good. What is more important is the right usage of water heater (for electricity consumption).

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Ankit says:

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

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          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.

  124. sujith says:

    Can any one give information on Benchmark Geyser??? Abt Service and how it is function wise??

  125. namrata says:

    i hv purchased kenstar geyser and it is the first year and its tank is leaking and no body in this company is bothered to solve my problem even after making several complaints. i can say this that this company has no respect for their consumers . they have employed the worst representatives without manners . i would never ever recommend this product to anyone

    • Bharat Bhalla says:

      Dear Namrata,

      This is very common problem in Kenstar & almost every third consumer of Kenstar is suffering from this, reason being they are using stainless steel tank which is not able to sustain hard water for too long, to avoid this problem of Hard water nowadays all good companies are offering glass lined tanks, please go for any branded Geyser with Glass lining. Kenstar has also recognized this problem & they have also start providing Glass lined water Heaters but they are too costly.

  126. neha goyal says:

    Hi ..can anyone please give their reviews about geysers of Shivalik brand,capacity 15 lts.. ?

    • Bharat Bhalla says:

      Dear Neha, Shivalik is very good brand but condition is you shall be resident of Bangalore since they have their registered dealer in Bangalore only, service is big problem in remaining part of India. However you can go for Bajaj Shakti 5 star range of Geysers, they are glass lined & suitable for high rise buildings, secondly i am using this Geyser & it heats water in hardly 7-8 mins.

  127. Samit Joshi says:

    pls upload for gilma geysers

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Joshi,

      The above ranking is based on standby power consumption as per Bureau of Energy Efficiency ratings. We do have Gilma Geysers in our database as they are rated by BEE. But they are not the most efficient on BEE star ratings and thus they do not appear on this list.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  128. Mariam says:

    Thanks for the information. I would like to know information for Racold brand? Any specific reason it is not mention in the list?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Mariam,

      The list is based on data available from Bureau of Energy Efficiency. On top of it, we have ranked each of them on the basis of least standing loss per liter of water it can hold. Racold does have some 5 star rated models which you can find on the BEE list ( also available on our link: http://bit.ly/OBnYiX ). In fact if you check our other link on brand comparison, you will find that Racold has good number of BEE 5 star rated models ( link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/Water-Heaters/comparison-of-various-brands-of-water-heaters-geysers-on-bee-star-rating-in-india.html ). It is just the above list is model to model comparison. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  129. peeran says:

    i purchased a kenstar geyser and the tank leaks after 1 year loads of problems the whole place turned black

    it doesn’t suit to hard water my other geyser of Remson doesn’t have this problem

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