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Best Geysers / Water Heaters in India in 2018 Reviews & Buyer's Guide

By on September 27, 2018 with 491 Comments  

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 Best Geysers / Water Heaters in India in 2018. But before that let’s look at Best Brands for Water Heaters / Geysers in India. To know about the latest technologies in water heaters in India click here.

Best Geyser / Water Heater Brands in India in 2018

These are the most popular brands for Water heaters / Geyser in India. Out of these Havells, Bajaj, Venus and Crompton are Indian brands while AO Smith and Racold are international brands. Other international brands that are popular are Morphy Richards and Ferroli.

If you are looking for reviews of various brands, you can check our brand review section over here: Link. Or you can click on the specific brand name mentioned above.

Best Geysers / Water Heaters in India in 2018

Here are a few handpicked models:

1) AO Smith HSE-SGS-006 – Best 6 lts storage water heater

If you are looking for a water heater for your bathroom and it will be used mostly for bucket bath or short showers (especially in cities that are not too cold like in North India), or if you are looking for a water heater for kitchen in a cold city (e.g places in North India), then AO Smith HSE-SGS-006 is a great choice for you. This BEE 5 star rated water heater has extremely low standing loss of 0.28 units/24 hours. Because it has a 3000-Watt heating element, the heating of water is quicker than most normal water heaters in the market (please note: higher wattage in water heater does not mean more electricity consumption but faster heating. Electricity consumption depends on volume of water used). This water heater has AO Smith’s Blue Diamond Glass Lining for corrosion protection of the tank and the heating element is also glass coated for corrosion protection. The heating element is also made of stainless-steel core to protect it from corrosion. This model also has an external temperature control knob so that you can reduce the heat if you want and save electricity. It also has a multi-function safety wall to release water in case of excess pressure. It comes with 7-year warranty on the tank, 2-year comprehensive warranty and 4-year extended warranty on the heating element.

Pros: Good corrosion protection, fast heating, low standing loss, adjustable thermostat.

Cons: Earth Leakage protection (shock protection) not available.

Key Specs: 6 lts, 3000 Watts, 0.28 kWh loss/24 hours.

2) Havells Monza EC 10 – Best 10 lts storage water heater

A 10 lts water heater is good enough for bucket bath in extremely cold cities and shower bath in most other cities. And if you think this is your requirement then Havells Monza EC 10 is a great choice. This model has a ferroglass covering for the tank for corrosion protection. The tank is made out of steel plates that also provide good corrosion protection. The heating element is also glass coated for corrosion protection. The water heater can stand 8 bar pressure which makes it ideal for a high rise building as well. It has a high density PUF insulation which makes it highly energy efficient (BEE 5 star rating with standing loss of 0.4 units/24 hours). There is an external adjustable thermostat which gives you control over water temperature and thus you can reduce the same to save some electricity. This model also comes with Havells’ Whirlflow Technology which helps avoid direct contact between hot and cold water thus keeping the water hot and also optimized electricity consumption. The model comes with 5 year warranty on the inner container and 2 year comprehensive warranty.

Pros: Good corrosion protection, low standing loss, adjustable thermostat, whirlflow technology prevents mixing of hot and cold water.

Cons: Earth Leakage protection (shock protection) not available. No warranty available on heating element. Low tank warranty.

Key Specs: 10 lts, 2000 Watts, 0.4 kWh loss/24 hours.

3) AO Smith HSE-SDS-015 – Best 15 lts storage water heater

A 15 lts water heater is good enough for shower bath in all cities in India. And one should not go for a bigger one unless the usage is for a tub or rain shower. For 15 lts requirement, AO Smith HSE-SDS-015 is a great choice. This BEE 5 star rated water heater has low standing loss of 0.451 units/24 hours. This water heater has AO Smith’s Blue Diamond Glass Lining for corrosion protection of the tank and the heating element is also glass coated for corrosion protection. The heating element is also made of stainless-steel core to protect it from corrosion. This model also has an external temperature control knob so that you can reduce the heat if you want and save electricity. It also has a multi-function safety wall to release water in case of excess pressure. It comes with 7-year warranty on the tank, 2-year comprehensive warranty and 4-year extended warranty on the heating element.

Pros: Good corrosion protection, fast heating, low standing loss, adjustable thermostat.

Cons: Earth Leakage protection (shock protection) not available. 2000-Watt heating element is quite normal, and it could have been faster with 3000-watt heating element.

Key Specs: 15 lts, 2000 Watts, 0.451 kWh loss/24 hours.

4) American Micronic AMI-WHM3-25LDX – Best 25 lts storage water heater

If you are looking for a water heater for a tub or rain shower, then this water heater from American Micronic is a good choice. This BEE 5 star rated model has a standing loss of 0.469 kWh (or units)/24 hours. The heating element in this water heater is a 2000 watt heating element. It has a glass lined thick inner steel tank which is good for corrosion protection. Even the heating element is a magnesium anode one for superior corrosion protection. It can handle 8 bar pressure which makes it good for high rise buildings as well. It has good protection against over pressure and electric shocks as well. It comes with 3 different wattage settings of 800W/1200W and 2000W (for slow and fast heating). The company is a startup from India but the brand has gained quite a lot of popularity online (especially amazon) and the feedback is quite good. The product has 2 years warranty against manufacturing defects.

Pros: Good corrosion protection, different heating modes, low standing loss, adjustable thermostat, ELCB (shock) protection.

Cons: New company and getting service can be challenging. Less warranty.

Key Specs: 25 lts, 2000 Watts, 0.469 kWh loss/24 hours.

5) Racold Pronto Neo 3-Litre – Best Instant Water Heater

If you have small hot water requirement and you are looking for an instant water heater, then Racold Pronto Neo 3-Litre model is a good choice. It has Racold’s Duronox technology for corrosion protection of water heaters: both the tank and the heating element. It is designed to handle high water pressure making it good for high rise buildings as well. It has two variants: 3 kW and 4.5 kW. The higher wattage one will heat faster. It also has anti syphon system that prevents the back flow of water to avoid dry heating. The product comes with 2 year warranty on the product, 2 years on heating element and 5 years on the tank.

Pros: Good corrosion protection, fast heating, ability to handle high pressure.

Cons: No adjustable thermostat, no ELCB (Shock) protection, warranty with similar brands is more.

Key Specs: 3 lts, 3000/4500 Watts. No BEE star ratings available for 1 & 3 lts models.

Here are some more models to pick from:

Click on the category button below to choose a category.

  • Top Energy Efficient 15 lts Geyser/Water Heater (Click to Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • AMERICAN MICRONIC AMI-WHM3-15LDX
      • 15 lts
      • 0.378 units standing loss
    • Rank 2
    • AO SMITH HSE-SHS-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.410 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • BLACK + DECKER BXWH1503IN
      • 15 lts
      • 0.416 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • MIDEA MWHSA155BDI
      • 15 lts
      • 0.424 units standing loss
    • Rank 5
    • RECONNECT RHWHE1502
      • 15 lts
      • 0.440 units standing loss
    • Rank 6
    • USHA QUADO 15L
      • 15 lts
      • 0.445 units standing loss
    • Rank 7
    • AO SMITH HSE-VAS-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.450 units standing loss
    • Rank 8
    • AO SMITH HSE-SES-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.451 units standing loss
    • Rank 8
    • AO SMITH HSE-SBS-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.451 units standing loss
    • Rank 8
    • AO SMITH HSE-SDS-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.451 units standing loss
    • Rank 8
    • AO SMITH HSE-SAS-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.451 units standing loss
    • Rank 8
    • AO SMITH HSE-SGS-015
      • 15 lts
      • 0.451 units standing loss
  • Top Energy Efficient 10 lts Geyser/Water Heater (Click to Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-SAS-010
      • 10 lts
      • 0.340 units standing loss
    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-SDS-010
      • 10 lts
      • 0.340 units standing loss
    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-SGS-010
      • 10 lts
      • 0.340 units standing loss
    • Rank 2
    • BLACK + DECKER BXWH1002IN
      • 10 lts
      • 0.361 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • USHA QUADO 10L
      • 10 lts
      • 0.390 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • MORPHY RICHARDS LAVO EM10
      • 10 lts
      • 0.395 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • AO SMITH HSE-SFS-010
      • 10 lts
      • 0.395 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • USHA AQUAGENIE 10L
      • 10 lts
      • 0.395 units standing loss
    • Rank 5
    • USHA MISTY 10L
      • 10 lts
      • 0.397 units standing loss
    • Rank 6
    • FERROLI CALDO.10V
      • 10 lts
      • 0.398 units standing loss
    • Rank 6
    • FERROLI VERDI.10
      • 10 lts
      • 0.398 units standing loss
  • Top Energy Efficient 6 lts Geyser/Water Heater (Click to Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-SGS-006
      • 6 lts
      • 0.280 units standing loss
    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-SDS-006
      • 6 lts
      • 0.280 units standing loss
    • Rank 1
    • BLACK + DECKER BXWH0601IN
      • 6 lts
      • 0.280 units standing loss
    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-SAS-006
      • 6 lts
      • 0.280 units standing loss
    • Rank 2
    • USHA QUADO 06L
      • 6 lts
      • 0.305 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • USHA AQUAGENIE 06L
      • 6 lts
      • 0.312 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • MORPHY RICHARDS LAVO EM6
      • 6 lts
      • 0.314 units standing loss
    • Rank 5
    • KORYO KWH6VG5S
      • 6 lts
      • 0.318 units standing loss
    • Rank 5
    • POLYCAB ELENA 06
      • 6 lts
      • 0.318 units standing loss
    • Rank 5
    • POLYCAB ELENA DELUXE 06
      • 6 lts
      • 0.318 units standing loss
  • Top Energy Efficient 25 lts Geyser/Water Heater (Click to Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • AMERICAN MICRONIC AMI-WHM3-25LDX
      • 25 lts
      • 0.469 units standing loss
    • Rank 2
    • BLACK + DECKER BXWH2503IN
      • 25 lts
      • 0.499 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • AO SMITH HSE-SHS-025
      • 25 lts
      • 0.505 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • MORPHY RICHARDS LAVO EM25
      • 25 lts
      • 0.523 units standing loss
    • Rank 4
    • MORPHY RICHARDS LAVO DIGI25
      • 25 lts
      • 0.523 units standing loss
    • Rank 5
    • USHA QUADO 25L
      • 25 lts
      • 0.530 units standing loss
    • Rank 6
    • KORYO KWH25VG5S
      • 25 lts
      • 0.532 units standing loss
    • Rank 6
    • RECONNECT RHWHE2502
      • 25 lts
      • 0.532 units standing loss
    • Rank 6
    • BLACK + DECKER BXWH2501IN
      • 25 lts
      • 0.532 units standing loss
    • Rank 7
    • AO SMITH HSE-VAS-025
      • 25 lts
      • 0.540 units standing loss
  • Top Energy Efficient 50 lts Geyser/Water Heater (Click to Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-VAS-050
      • 50 lts
      • 0.724 units standing loss
    • Rank 1
    • AO SMITH HSE-VBS-050
      • 50 lts
      • 0.724 units standing loss
    • Rank 2
    • FERROLI CALDO.50V
      • 50 lts
      • 0.735 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • HAVELLS MONZA EC 50
      • 50 lts
      • 0.740 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • HAVELLS MONZA TURBO 50
      • 50 lts
      • 0.740 units standing loss
    • Rank 3
    • HAVELLS SENZO 50
      • 50 lts
      • 0.740 units standing loss
  • Top Energy Efficient Greater than 50 lts Geyser/Water Heater (Click to Expand/Minimize)

    • Rank 10
    • FERROLI CALDO.70V
      • 70 lts
      • 0.835 units standing loss
    • Rank 11
    • AO SMITH HSE-HAS-070
      • 70 lts
      • 0.842 units standing loss
    • Rank 12
    • AO SMITH ELJV 70
      • 70 lts
      • 0.861 units standing loss
    • Rank 13
    • AO SMITH ELJH 70
      • 70 lts
      • 0.920 units standing loss
    • Rank 13
    • AO SMITH CEWHR 70
      • 70 lts
      • 0.920 units standing loss
    • Rank 13
    • FERROLI CALDO.70H
      • 70 lts
      • 0.920 units standing loss
    • Rank 14
    • VENUS 70GV
      • 70 lts
      • 0.926 units standing loss
    • Rank 14
    • JAQUAR VRD-WHT-H080
      • 70 lts
      • 0.926 units standing loss
    • Rank 14
    • JAQUAR VRM-WHT-V080
      • 70 lts
      • 0.926 units standing loss
    • Rank 14
    • JAQUAR VERSA-H080
      • 70 lts
      • 0.926 units standing loss

The Basis of this ranking:

  • 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.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of water heaters.

Some more articles on our website that can help you in your decision:

Should you buy instant water heater for your bathroom?

Clearing the confusion about the coating and material of the tank in water heaters

Heat Pump Water Heaters: What are they? How they help in saving electricity?

Instant water heater/geyser: may be good for individual but bad for system

Gas Water Heaters/geyser better than Electric Geysers in saving energy

About the Author:
Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability. .

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