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Comparison of various brands of Water Heaters/Geysers on BEE star rating in India

By on August 25, 2015

Hindi Translation: भारत में बीईई स्टार रेटिंग पर वॉटर हीटर के विभिन्न ब्रांडों/गीजर की तुलना

In our series on comparison of various brands of appliances on BEE star rating, we would like to add water heaters/geysers today. As we discussed in our previous posts on refrigerators and air conditioners (link and link), we are trying to do Olympic style ranking of various brands on BEE Star Ratings. To do so we have gathered data for various brands and their models, with their star ratings and have ranked various brands based on the same. It is our hope that this will induce some healthy competition amongst the brands and that will help improve the overall energy efficiency in the water heaters.

Water Heaters

To achieve at this ranking, we collected the data from the BEE website www.beeindia.in. The data was collected for all types of storage water heaters that have been registered with BEE for star rating. It is heartening to know that most registered models with BEE are 4 and 5 star rated. But because BEE star rating is optional for water heaters not all water heaters available in the market are rated. As we have already discussed in our previous articles on water heaters, it is always better to buy a branded water heater because brands comply with BIS standards and are safe to use. So we hope that the list below will help you choose your brand. The list of various water heaters and their star ratings is available at the link in the end of this article.

So here are the rankings:

Overall Ranking:

RankingBrandStar RatingGrand Total
54321
1AO SMITH12700019
2CROMPTON GREAVES101008230
3MORPHY RICHARDS10300013
4V-GUARD700007
5BAJAJ700007
6RACOLD6230213
7SURYA600006
8HAVELLS500005
9HAIER500005
10MACRO404008
11JHON PLAYERS300003
12JILCO300003
13SAAHAS300003
14SUMMER-CON300003
15KONARK200002
16SUPERMAX100001
17INALSA050005
18SUNFLAME030003
19Ferroli020002
20MUKUL009009
21MAHARAJA WHITELINE0081110
22APSON004004
23DECO003003
24SPHEREHOT003003
25CA COMFORTS002002
26Indo001001
27ORIEN GOLD001001

Please note that this ranking is just based on the number of models by a brand in a star rating. This does not represent comparison of models. Individual model of a particular brand may be better than the best brand on this list, but that information is not available in this list. We do plan to provide that information as well in our future evaluations. We also plan to keep updating this data every month so that we provide the latest statistics. So keep reading Bijli Bachao.

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


  • Indrajit

    Could you give an idea what the rating for Havell’s Monza 15 lt. model is? In particular, is it 5-star rated?

    Also, I see that you have uploaded a table based on standing losses elsewhere. How does that of Monza compare with the others? Thanks much in anticipation.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Indrajit,

      Havells Monza is a BEE 5 star rated model (as per new ratings) and has standing loss of 0.46 … It looks like a good model.

  • AN

    Dear BB Team,

    Need your guidance on below queries-

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

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

    Regards,
    AN

  • Vishvesh

    I am looking to buy AO Smith 6 liter water heater for my bathroom. It will be mostly used by 2 persons. There are 2 models: SAS which has power consumption of 2KW and SBS which has power consumption of 3KW. Is there any other difference between these 2 models other than power consumption? Please help me choose between the two based on difference in power consumption and other features (if any). Price is not an issue.
    Thank you

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Between 2 kW and 3 kW the main difference would be heating time. 3 kW will heat faster as compared to 2 kW. Overall units consumption will be the same irrespective of heating element watts. However SBS model looks more advanced with better corrosion protection. I think you should go with SBS.

    • Vishvesh

      Thank you. I have bought SBS model with 3KW power. My only concern is that my electricity bill says sanctioned load and connected load as 4KW and power supply LT, 1-Phase. So if 3KW water heater and any other appliances like washing machine, refrigerator or microwave are running simultaneously, will it cause any issue? I hope it won’t cause any issue other than increasing fixed component of the energy bill.
      Please advise.
      I live in Pune, Maharashtra.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It won’t cause any issue. Connected load is typically for electricity distribution companies to plan distribution properly. So it will be better if you get your connected load increased.

  • Chandra shekar

    BAJAJ 25ltr New Shakti Geyser is suitable hard and salty water are not?

  • Chandra shekar

    What about BAJAJ 25ltr New Shakti Geyser?is it good? and is it 5 Star or 4 Star rated? because in Snapdeal it is showing 5 star rated but i got 4 star and that to it is manufactured in the year 2014. what do you say?

  • S Jaiz

    Hi team

    I want to buy 15 litre storage geyser for my apartment. The water in my apartment is hard and salty… The shopkeeper is insisting me to go for havells puro…He is saying Eterno 2 has no glass lining.. I am confused between Racold Eterno 2 and Havells puro.. please suggest me in this regard..
    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Suchi,

      Both Racold and Havells have good corrosion protection and both are good brands. You can buy any brand as per your brand preference. Although Havells has good energy efficient models.

  • P K Agarwal

    For 3 adults, who generally have a shower, what size of storage geyser should we buy. We stay in Noida and the water is generally hard. What brand will you recommend.
    Thnaks

    • Ash

      25 L is highly recommended , but 15 lts would also do if you want to save power charges. As you have Hard Water,, you MUST go for a Copper TANK storage geyser.
      Amny good Brands..
      Most of the leading brands will have the features mentioned above, the consumer voice survey, Power rating chart by ISI is a good guide to help you in choosing good buys namely Remson , Shivalik , Venus , Bajaj or Warmex and Racold.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Agarwal,

      A 15 lts water heater would be good for you to have shower and save electricity as well. You can look at these:

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

  • Anoop Rao K

    Hi,

    I want to buy a instant water heater with 3L capacity. Can you please suggest me a good one?
    Also wanted to know if 5 start energy rating are applicable for these and if so, which one has the best rating,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anoop,

      1L and 3L water heaters are categorized as instant water heaters while anything bigger than that is categorized as storage water heater. BEE star rating is available only for storage water heaters. BEE rating is given based on the standing loss numbers for water heaters. Standing loss is amount of heat that is lost if hot water stays in the container for long. With instant water heaters, the heat loss is significantly less. And thus they are not considered. You can go for any of the top brands: Havells, AO Smith, Racold, Bajaj, Venus, etc.

  • Madhu

    Hi I stay in Kukatpally, Hyderabad and looking for 10L/15L gyeser, please suggest best ones. Please leave your opinion on Khaitan and V-Guard geysers

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      If you are looking at 15 lts ones then you can look at these:

      HAVELLS QUATRO 15
      AO SMITH HSE-VAS-015
      Ferroli Caldo.15V
      HAVELLS QUATRO DIGITAL 15
      HAVELLS PURO 15
      USHA Aquagenie 15L
      MORPHY RICHARDS Salvo 15L

      If you are looking at 10 lts water heater then you can look at these:

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

      Any water heater with low standing loss and adjustable thermostat is great to use to save electricity.

  • Pavan

    Thanks Team for clarification in detail

  • Pavan

    Hi Team,

    I am from Bangalore staying in apartment.
    Recently I purchased Bajaj New shakthi 25 ltrs geyser and observed it is taking 35-50 minutes time to heat to the maximum.
    In my rent house my owner installed Newtech 25 ltrs geycer which used to get heat up in 15 min [very fast in heating]

    Could you please explain, is this bajaj New shakthi 25 ltrs have some issue in fast heating ?
    I was shocked to see though it is Bajaj brand which is taking more time than local brand [Newtech].
    Please explain me, why Bajaj New shakthi 25 ltrs is taking more time to heat ?
    And what is the general max heating time taken by brand geycers

    Also I am planning to buy fast heating 15 ltrs geycer in my second bath room.
    Please suggest me among Racold/AO smith

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Pavan,

      Rate of heating depends on the wattage of the heating element. A 1 kW heating element will heat slower than a 2 Kw Heating element. A 3 kW heating element will heat faster than a 2 kW heating element but slower than 4 kW heating element. So time for heating depends on the wattage of heating element. You can look at the wattage of heating element to find out which one will heat faster. A 4 KW system will heat twice as fast as a 2 kW heating element. A 3 kW system would heat 1.5 times faster than 2 kW heating element.

      By the way bajaj New shakthi 25 ltrs has a 2 kW heating element.

      Now assuming that you are heating 25 lts water to 60 degrees. The electricity needed for the same is 25x40x0.0012 = 1.2 units (refer https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/choose-the-right-sized-water-heater-geyser-for-electricity-saving.html)

      Now 1.2 units will be produced by 2 kW heating element in 1.2/2 = 0.6 hrs or about 36 mins. A 3 kW element will produce 1.2 units in 1.2/3 = 0.4 hrs or 24 mins. A 4 kW heating element will produce the same in 1.2/4 = 0.3 hrs or 18 mins.

    • Ash

      There is a setting to increase the speed of heating… ask any electrician to do it if you cannot.
      Probably the seeting is set to low or medium on your heater.. get it set to maximum..

  • Newton

    We are a family of 4 adults in Goa. Would you suggest a instant 3L geyser or a 15 Ltr storage Geyser for Shower bath. Also any particular brand that you would recommend? Thanks for your reply.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      A 15 lts geyser would be better. You can try Havells, Racold, Bajaj, AO Smith or Venus.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can look at most efficient 15 lts models on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-water-heaters-geysers-brand-in-india-by-standing-loss-and-size.html

    • Newton

      Thank you for your reply. Great Service by you. For 15L heater is it good if we put off the geyser after bath? or we would be better to keep it on always. All family members take bath in the evening at around 9 pm.
      also Just wanted to ask if we could use 3L instant water heater. what would be the advantages and disadvantages for 3L instant water heater.

      Thanks a lot of your knowledgeable answers.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It is better to switch it off immediately after bath. Leaving it on is not good as it has constant heat loss and thus electricity consumption. An instant water heater can save electricity, but you just need to make sure it gives sufficient hot water if you take a shower. 3L should be good enough for a bucket bath, but may fall short for shower (depending on how long does one take shower).

    • Ash

      1ltr or a 3 ltr geyser is for Bucket bath.. and is not suitable for SHOWER bath.. you need a storage heater for shower bath.. for quick shower bath- 15 Ltrs is ok but if you really want to enjoy a long shower bath.. then go for 25 ltrs….

  • Anantha

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

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can ask your electrician to check the same. However I guess there is a current leakage somewhere.

  • Tushar Kalra

    Hello,

    I am from Bangalore and the water here is hard water. I am looking for a 15 L Geyser. The requirements are: quality product and good corrosion resistance.
    After visiting few vendors, I have the following list:
    AO Smith HSE-VAS
    AO Smith HSE-SAS
    Ferroli Caldo.15V
    Bajaj Majesty GMV 15 L
    Bajaj New Shakti 15L V

    I am not sure of the differences between AO Smith SAS and VAS other than the body type. Is there any major difference? The advantages of AO Smith is that it’s a reputed brand and it provides extended warranty. With Ferroli, it has digital display, more efficient than a 5star geyser and extended warranty but the issues are that it’s a new brand in India. Bajaj seems to be value for money as it is cheap as compared to others but it has less warranty. Not sure of the quality of Bajaj as well. Much confused please help.

    Thanks,
    Tushar

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      AO Smith HSE SAS has Anode Rod heating element that can help prevent corrosion of the tank while VAS just has a glass coated heating element (which will just help in preventing corrosion of the heating element and not the whole tank). I think AO Smith HSE SAS would be a good choice.

  • Amita

    1. I intend buying 15 Liter Geyser for a family of 4 adults. I stay in Chennai. Shopkeepers at Chennai are recommending me to buy ” VENUS – MAGMA’ model indicating that it’s heating elements are glass lined and tank will not rust and get corroded . Kindly give your comments. Is it a good brand?.
    2. Can you suggest five best models and their make

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Amita,

      Venus is a good brand and glass lining can certainly help protect tank and element from corrosion. In fact glass lining is the most commonly used thing for corrosion protection in water heaters. If you are looking for top most efficient models, 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

  • T.S.Sesahdri

    i want to purchase 25 liters storage geyser

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Dr Sesahdri,

      You can look at Havells BUENO 25 or A O Smith HSE-VAS-025. Otherwise you may check the list on this page: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-water-heaters-geysers-brand-in-india-by-standing-loss-and-size.html

  • Lalit

    I live in 13 story building on 3 rd floor. We have 6 members family. Looking at good instant wtare heatre. Please suggest the capacity that I need to go for.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Lalit

      I am located in Pune city

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      Instant Water heaters are available only in 1 and 3 lts. They also have variants in heating element: some have 3 kW heating element some have 4. A 4 kW heating element will heat faster as compared to 3 kW heating element. You can go for a 3 lts instant water heater with 4 kW heating element. Havells, Racold, Bajaj, AO Smith, Venus are some good brands.

  • satyam agrawal

    which are bets geyser for long life use instant or storage

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Life should be similar for both. Life should not depend on instant or storage.

  • renu khanna

    hi Abhishek, I need to buy 2 geysers for a 3 bhk flat 7th floor. Total number of floors are about 25. This is in noida which has very hard water..TDS is very very high. First this appt is renting out to someone so will 15 l in both bathrooms suffice or is 25 l better, Also is AO smit better or Bajaj as both come with a glass lining.

    • Abhishek Jain

      A 15 L model in both the bathrooms should suffice. Both AO Smith and Bajaj are good brands. You can look at either AO Smith HSE-VAS-015 or Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU. Warranty wise AO Smith is better, however it is more pricey as well. I would go for AO Smith just for the warranty that it is providing.

  • A.Talwar

    What is the technically & quality wise difference between Bajaj Majesty and Bajaj Flora 3 litre, 3 kW instant water heaters?

    • Abhishek Jain

      There is not much difference between the two. Flora just has an option of 4.5 kW heating element as well which will heat water faster.

  • ANIL

    I WANT TO BY A RACOLD OR V-GUARD 3 L INSTINT GEYSER.WHICH IS BEST MAINY ON WORKING PRESSURE(3.5OR 6.5)? I AM LEAVING IN 3 FLOORS APARTMENT.MY FLAT AT GROUND FLOOR WHEREAS TANK AT 3TH FLOOR MY PLACE IS KHAMMAM,TELANGANA

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anil,
      Both Racold and V-Guard are good brands. But Racold is more popular brand for water heaters. You can go for 3L instant water heater from Racold. It can handle the pressure well.

    • anil

      But racold guarantee on heating element is 2 year and tank 5 years.working pressure is 6.5.
      Where as v guard guarantee on heating element is 5 Yeats and tank 7 yeas,working pressure is 3.5 for 3l instant geyset
      Suggest me to buy which

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for the one which satisfies most of the parameters that you have in mind. Both are good brand.

  • Sivakumaran

    Hi Abhishek,

    This is Siva from Bangalore. I live in a apartment having two bathrooms. We are 2 (A) + 2 (Kids) in house and planning to buy a geyser. We have falls ceiling in bathroom and forced to go only with horizontal models. Can you kindly help me out to select the right one.

    Thanks
    Siva

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sivakumaran,
      If you are looking for horizontal model, A O Smith EWSH Plus 15 lts water heater is really good. I would suggest that you go for it.

    • Sivakumaran

      Thanks Abhishek. Can i know the BEE rating for this model. I am not able to find this info in A.O Smith website.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sivaraman,
      The BEE rating of A O Smith EWSH Plus 15 ltr water heater is 4star. But it has a temperature control knob that can help you reduce the temperature and therefore save electricity.

  • Venkatesh

    Can you give the pro’s and con’s of polymer coating against glass coating

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Venkatesh,

      Polymer is not a coating but a material used to make inner tank. Typically either a metal like Copper or Steel are used or Thermoplastics are used to make inner tank. Copper or Steel as they are corrosive need glass lining to protect them from corrosion. Where as Thermoplastic or polymer does not need coating but a better insulation. So along with polymer (or thermoplastic) manufacturers have to apply additional insulation like foam or extruded polystyrene. I think glass lined is better than thermoplastic.

  • mudu

    Hiiiiiii
    I saw Kent Appliances Anthias 3 Litres Electric Geyser Water Heater really 5 star rating instant geyser.pls suggest me? if any other 5 star rating 1 & 3 liters instant electric geyser.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      BEE star rating is not available for instant water heaters of 1 & 3 lts sizes. It is available only for storage water heaters of 6 lts+.

  • Ramakrishna

    Hi Abhishek, I am living in Bangalore where I see levels of hardness is high in water. Which brand is better for durability, Electricity & service point of view among Venus, Racold, Morphy Richards & AO smith for horizontal 15 lit geyser

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you are looking for horizontal geyser then you can go for A O Smith EWSH Plus 15 lts water heater.

  • Raj

    hi abhishek,
    can u suggest 25ltrs geyser for shower use in kolkata under 7k?
    i am confused between Racold 25 L Geyser Altro 2 Vertical AN-25/bajaj new shakti, and majestic models, crompton greaves models as well.i am looking for a durable geyser under 7k.could you suggest please ?i purchase online generally
    thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Raj,

      Amongst the sub 7K models I would suggest that you go for Bajaj Majesty 25 GPU. Other brands would be expensive.

  • Gurdeep

    Kindly suggest best economical gyser for 3 members. Is 6 ltre is sufficient ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Which city do you live in?

    • Gurdeep

      iNDORE (MP) . WHAT ABOUT JACQUER COMPANY?

    • Abhishek Jain

      I guess Indore is quite cold in winters. 6 lts is good for places like Mumbai that are not very cold in winters. And that too for bucket bath. So if it will be used just for bucket bath and temperature is quite low in winters then a 10 lts model will be sufficient. If it is for shower bath then you will have to go for 15 lts water heater. You can look at these 10 lts water heater 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

  • Rajaa Rao

    Hi Abhishek,
    Kindly suggest me the best brand name; eg:Quattro, Beuno, Eterno….for (15 Ltr /Storage / Vertical /3 member household /Shower bath exclusively/ Municipal + Well water / 3-4hr heat holding ) in Havells / Racold only.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Rao,

      You can look at:

      Havells QUATRO 15
      Havells PURO 15
      or Racold Eterno dg 15 lts water heater.

    • Rajaa Rao

      Jain Saab;

      Thank you,Dhanyawaad.

  • Pravin

    Dear Sir… For family of 4 living in Ramprastha Colony, Ghaziabad where there is hard ground water. Pl. suggest durable and BEE star rated best geyser. PNG gas geyser in the cold weather is became a costly affair in now. So please suggest the economical geyser from the best product. Thanks. Pravin

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Pravin,

      Will it be used for bucket bath or shower bath?

    • Pravin

      Sir …It will be used for bucket bath only.

    • Abhishek Jain

      If every individual just uses single bucket then 10 lts should be good enough. Else 15 lts would be good. You can look at these:

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

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

  • Manoj

    Hello Abhishek,

    We are setting up a spa in Chennai. There are four bath-rooms and from your comments i believe we should be looking for 50L geysers. Can you please suggest brand/model and capacity we should be looking at? Thanks a lot for your help!!

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can look at any of these:

      HAVELLS Monza 50
      MORPHY RICHARDS CALDO 50 VM
      MORPHY RICHARDS PX 50 GL MV
      AO SMITH ELJV 35
      RACOLD ALTRO 2-50V
      RACOLD ALTRO 2-50H
      RACOLD CLASSIC 50
      RACOLD Steamer Plus MSV 50
      RACOLD ALTRO 2 PLUS-50V

    • Manoj

      Hello Abhishek,
      To keep electricity bill in check we are planning to use two 25l geysers in parallel. Switching both at a time only when necessary and also these both shall be collected in parallel. Is this a good idea?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Manoj,

      The best idea to keep electricity bill in check would be to have individual 15 lts water heater for each bathroom. That way you can switch them on only when it is needed.

      Also I am not sure if you have considered Heat Pump Water Heater and Solar Water Heater or not. But those can give you tremendous savings. Heat Pump Water Heater works on same principle as how a hot and cold air conditioner works. It is about 3.5 times more energy efficient than regular water heaters. They are available in 50 lts+ size. Solar Water Heaters are available in 100 lts+ size. But both can give you tremendous savings if you are using it for commercial purposes.

  • Rasik surve

    Thanks a lot abhishek for your prompt reply. Any other brand you would like to suggest.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can check Havells, Bajaj and Venus as well.

  • Uma shanar

    We use one bucket for one person, and we are not using shower,kindly guide me for how many Lts. and the most durable gyser for 7 persons and 2 childres. Waiing for reply, thanks; uma

    • Abhishek Jain

      Depends on how cold your city gets. In a place like Chennai or Mumbai even a 6 lts water heater is good enough for bucket bath. But in Delhi or any cold city, one needs about 10 lts water heater for a bucket bath. You can look at these:

      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

    • Rasik Surve

      Hello Abhishek,

      I am Rasik Surve, residential at Navi Mumbai and we are family of 3 persons. I wanted to install 3L water heater in my bathroom, But I am bit confused while selecting eater heater between Racold Pranto 3 and AO Smith 3L EWS.

      Please provide me your opinion for selection of water heater brands mentioned above.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rasik,

      Both the brands that you have mentioned are very good brands and the models are quite comparable. There is nothing specific that can differentiate between the two, the only thing that I can say is that Racold has been there in Indian market for slightly longer time so if I have to pick I would pick Racold (just on the basis of one point).

    • kumar

      Hi Abhishek,

      four days ago, i have purchased a Bajaj sakti GPV 15L water heater. its temp. meter are not working. its takes around 20 min. to warm the water. and after one hour, water go to the normal temp.

      I want to buy a another water heater in 15L for another washroom. i want to buy of different brand which have a good PUF insulation.
      washroom is on ground floor and main water tank is on second floor.
      How is V-Guard 15L Steamer Plus MSV Geyser.
      Can you suggest a best choice.

      i am living in Haryana.

      Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      If you are looking for 15 lts water heater, 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.

  • Uma Shankar

    Hai this Shankar from Hyderabad, I have combined family, with 7 adults and 2 childrens. Pl suggest me, how many liters required and Please guide me in selecting the Geyser. In summer I will not use (3 months). I am staying in independet house, in ground floor, with 3 story building and using municipal water (drinking water). Kindly help me. Thanks; Uma Shankar.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Uma Shankar,

      The selection of water heater will depend on the kind of water usage per person in your house. If people mostly use bucket bath then 6 or 10 lts water heater would be sufficient for each bathroom. If people use shower bath then 10 or 15 lts water heater should be good enough for each bathroom. What sort of usage will be there in your house?

  • Vikky

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am Vikky from hyderabad. There are three bathrooms in my house. I want to use a single gyser for all the three bathrooms. Please suggest which type gyser will be best suitable for my house.

    Thank you in advance,
    Vikky.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vikky,

      Any reason for having one single geyser for all three bathrooms? From electricity saving point of view it will be better to have small individual geyser for each bathroom.

    • vikky

      Hello Abhishek,

      The reason i wanted a sigle geyser is that out of the 3 bathrooms , we would be using gyser often only in 1 bathroom. I just want an option to be available in the other 2 bathrooms aswell.

      Regards,
      Vikky.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Vikky,

      You can go for 10 or 15 lts water heater depending on how people will be mostly using it in the house. If it is mostly for bucket bath, 10 lts should be good enough. But if it will be used for shower bath then you can go for 15 lts. You can connect the other two bathrooms with this geyser as well, but you just have to make sure that hot water is not used simultaneously in 2 bathrooms, else there will be shortage of hot water. You can look at these water heaters:

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

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

  • yogesh

    hi,
    i am from ahmedabad, in my family 6 adult + 2 child, please suggest best water heater which is save electricity, i am live in third floor which is top floor.

    • Abhishek Jain

      What does the family prefer? Bucket bath or shower bath or is it a mixed profile? Typically hot water requirement for bucket bath is less than that of shower bath.

  • talha

    V gaurd or venus which gyser is best for salty water

    • Abhishek Jain

      Venus is better. Avoid buying one that does not have polymer inner coating (if metallic tank) or go for one that has enamel tank.

  • Shivshankar

    Hello Abhishek,

    I am from pune and looking for a 6L\8L geyser. We are family of 3 people and living at 3rd floor of a 16 floor.
    Please suggest me a good geyser which is durable and low electricity consumption.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Shivshankar,

      You can look at these models:

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

    • shivshankar kumar

      Hello Abhishek,

      Thanks for your reply. I went through specification of AOSmith and Havells both and I have some more concern.

      1): regarding hard water.
      AOSmith comes with “Blue Diamond® glass lined tank” and Havells comes with “Vitreous Enamel Coated Tank”.

      2): regarding pressure:
      Havells is asking to install “dead weight valve before inlet” while AOsmith already comes with The “safety valve” if pressure overshoots the preset limits.

      3): Is 10 litre is ok for shower bath in pune.

      Please guide me in selecting the Geyser.

      Thanks,
      Shivshanker

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sihvshanker,

      Enamel Coating is nothing but glass lining. AO Smith has proprietary technology that they have named Blue Diamond glass lining. Now I do not have test data for which one is better, but I assume AO Smith would have done some innovation on top of regular glass lining to have some proprietary technology.

      Where does havells mention to install dead weight valve? Are you looking for any specific model?

      If you take long shower baths then 15 lts would be safer. 10 lts would be good enough for shorter shower baths.

  • Amalraj

    We are living in chennai using bore water for a family of four people which geyser is best 6 l or 10 l for bucket bath havells or racold pl advise thnx

    • Abhishek Jain

      6 l will be better. Havells BUENO 6 or QUATRO 6 are most energy efficient.

  • madhu

    Thanks for explaining that there is no risk to a PERSON – however, a part of my question still remains unanswered ( risk to instant geyser ) – will the geyser get spoiled or malfunction if it is left on for long time without using the water?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Water heaters have a thermostat that switches off the water heater when the water is heated to the max temperature (or set temperature). However with time the water will loose some heat and the temperature will come down and the water heater will start again. The geyser will not get spoiled if all this happens. But you will waste a lot of electricity. So it will be better to switch it off.

  • Madhu

    What happens if an instant water heater is not switched off after use? I plan to put one in my kitchen but am concerned in case my staff forgets to switch it off.

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you leave it switched on there will be losses of electricity. Although very less as it will have very less storage (just 1 ltr or 3 lts water). But still it will loose electricity.

    • Madhu

      Thanks a lot for the very prompt reply. However, my question was not about electricity loss- i want to know the risk – to the INSTANT geyser or to the person – by NOT SWITCHING OFF , that is, leaving the geyser on, after putting the tap off . Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      There is NO RISK to any person if instant water heater is NOT SWITCHED OFF.

  • Ashish Sharan

    Hi,

    I am having family of 4 including one child of age of 3 . i am leaving in surat, but transferable job. I am planning to purchase water heater . please guide me on followings :
    (1) Size of water heater, either 10 ltr or 15 ltrs.
    (2) i have seen AO smith, Bajaj & Usha in various shops. Kindly suggest me the particular brand.

    Thanks,
    Ashish

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ashish,

      Surat is not very cold in winters. The low goes just to 15. I would suggest going for 10 lts water heater. You can look at these:

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

  • GS

    Hi.. We are from delhi and looking for an instant geyser of may be 3 lts capacity. Which company would you suggest which would be long lasting and less power consuming

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      All top brands like Racold, AO Smith, Bajaj, Havells, Usha etc have instant water heater of 3 lts capacity. You can go for anyone of them.

  • kalpana

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

    • Abhishek Jain

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

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

  • Kannusamy

    Hello Abhi,
    please suggest me,for my new appartment in chennai city, we are four elders. which is the best water heater like instant or gyger.for four people bucket bath.please suggest best one like energy save and best brand,capacity required.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for a 6 lts or 10 lts model. In case of water heaters, the smaller one is better for electricity savings. Typical bucket contains 10-15 lts water. If you use more than one bucket then 10 lts would be better. But for a single bucket 6 lts water heater is good. You can look at these models:

      6lts model:
      Havells BUENO 6 or QUATRO 6
      Bajaj Majesty 6GPU
      Usha Aquagenie 06L
      VGuard Krystal Plus 6 or CLASSIC 06 or SWH 706 or SWH 606

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

  • pat

    hi,
    any suggestions with regards to instant water heater for 10 minute shower?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Which city are you in?

  • Venkat P N

    Hi Abhishek,

    I live in a independent house in Hyderabad. We are 2 elders & 2 kids. We have 2 bath rooms and evaluating solar water heater and geyser. Is it advisable to go for solar water heater and which one is economical (saving perspective).

    In case of geyser, I was told by a shop keeper that 10 liters geyser will consume more power than 15 litres. is it true?
    There will not be much price difference between 10 ltrs & 15 ltrs. Is it better to go for 15 lts?
    What is the difference between horizontal & vertical geysers. If capacity of both the models is same, is there any difference in electricity consumption?

    Do you have any comparison of RaCold, Havells, AO Smith & Bajaj models

    Regards
    Venkat

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Venkat,

      Solar Water heaters cost about 30-35K and can run for long if maintained well. It may not give enough hot water on cloudy days but on all other days it will work well.

      I would suggest you to read these pages on this website:

      For solar water heater:
      https://www.bijlibachao.com/solar/solar-water-heater-system-how-can-it-save-energy-and-its-prices-in-india.html

      For sizing water heater:
      https://www.bijlibachao.com/water-heaters/choose-the-right-sized-water-heater-geyser-for-electricity-saving.html
      (by the way electricity consumption depends on your water consumption).

      Horizontal and Vertical will depend on the space that you have in your bathroom. You will get more efficient options in vertical.

      Comparison of models:
      https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/best-water-heaters-geysers-brand-in-india-by-standing-loss-and-size.html

  • Giridhar

    This is Giridhar from Hyderabad. We are four elders and two small kids. We live in a flat (apartment).
    We have 2 bathrooms, one is used by my parents and the other one by me, wife & kids.
    Please suggest me, whether I take one water heater for all for bucket bath, or take one each for the 2 bathrooms?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Its better to take one each for each bathroom. You can go for a 10 lts water heater. You can look at these:

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

  • Sanjeev

    Hi Mr. Abhishek Ji
    I am living in Delhi having Hard Water. I want to buy geyser of 15 liters of adjustable thermostat with electric saving for family with two kids ( 4 members).Preferably to be used for shower. Pl suggest me full details of models of AO SMITH/ RACOLD or / V GUARD or any other economic and BEST one for long life. if 10 liters is enough then suggest for same with model detail.
    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sanjeev,

      If you use shower then 15 lts will be better for you in Delhi. 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.

      In fact Havells Quatro Digital and Bello Digital have the most advanced and convenient features to adjust temperature, time of operation, etc to save electricity. They also have remote control to adjust the settings thus making it easier even if your water heater is at a place where it is difficult to change settings.

    • Sanjeev

      Dear sir
      As per your instruction
      I have tried for Ao smith HSE Vas 15 but shopkeeper asked its Now SES model VAS was an old one
      Kindly suggest is it right
      Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for HSE SES model as well. It is also a BEE 5 star rated model with adjustable thermostat. However VAS is not an old model. It still shows up on AO Smith India website: http://www.aosmithindia.com/HSE-VAS.html

  • Perumal

    .//Ranking Brand Star Rating
    //88 VENUS 0 0 11 3 10

    Your website ranked “Venus” at Rank 88. Could you please let me know the problems in Venus brand as many users recommend this model.

    • Perumal

      In case, Venus brand is fine, what is the best model for a family of 5 living at Chennai

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      The list above is based on the number of energy efficient models registered by a company with BEE. If Venus ranks 88 it means that it does not have higher energy/electricity saving models. On in case of water heaters it means that it does not have good insulation.

  • s k bokil

    which water heater/geyser will be suitable for 6 persons ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Which city is this for? Also will it be used for bucket bath or shower bath?

  • Tushar Adhikary

    Hi Abhishek,

    Do you have any idea about the Haier ES 15V P2 water heater? This one is really good looking and has digital panel with a remote control.

  • KOUSHIK

    BEST 15LITRE GEYSER WITH COPPER TANK,ABS BODY,5 STAR RATING

  • Neeraj Nagpal

    Hi i am living in Faridabad and want to purchase a Tempcon 25 Ltr water Heater,please advice if this is fine or i should go for some other make,if other please recommend good brands in this segment.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Neeraj,

      I have not heard much of Tempcon as a brand. However you may look at these:

      Havells BUENO 25 or QUATRO 25
      AO Smith HSE-VAS-025 or HSE-SDS-025 or HSE-SBS-025
      Bajaj Majesty Rapidotherm 25 GV

      Going for a model with external adjustable thermostat would be good as it will let you reduce the temperature of hot water during various months and that can help you save electricity.

  • sunil sachdev

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for writing such a good comparison among several brands.

    I want to buy two geysers. One for my mother another for myself and my wife. Please suggest some good models of appropriate capacity with 5 star rating and minimum standing loss.

    Thanks

    PS: Geyser will be installed on 7th floor in a 14th floor apartment building.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sachdev,

      You can look at Havells Quatro, A O Smith HSE-SAS/SBS/SDS/SES models, Racold Eterno/Altero models, Bajaj Majesty GPU models. These are efficient models with adjustable thermostat. The lower the setting on the thermostat, the more the energy you can save on the geyser.

    • sunil sachdev

      thanks Abhishek..
      Will 3L be sufficient for bucket bath? Or should I buy minimum 6L?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sachdev,

      A bucket can hold 15 lts of water. If you are in place like Mumbai where temperature does not go too low, then 6 lts water heater should be sufficient. But if you are in place that is cold in winters, you may need more. However 3 lts is too small for bucket bath.

  • Nishant Choudhary

    Hi, I was planning to buy 25 Ltr Geyser for home with a family of 4 adults & 2 Kids. Brands i shortlisted are Racold & AO Smith. Products selected are Racold Eterno & AO Smith SDS.
    I am bit confused NOW.
    1. Rates of both the products are almost same.
    2. Standing loss of both the product is almost same.
    3. Both the above mentioned products have 5 Star BEE rating

    What i percieved from the Q&A & Excellent writeup by Mr. Abhishek Jain, the main component of Geyser are heating element & the body in which water is stored.
    (Please guiude me incase i am wrong)

    In AO Smith, the inner tank is of 2 mm & coating on the inner tank & heating element is “Blue Dimond Glass”. This helps in reduction of the possibility of corrossion. Whereas in Racold Eterno, the inner tank is of 0.8 mm & coating of Polyetene (Plastic).

    Now, need help from others to suugest the pros & Cons of both the products to take the constructive decission.

    Mr. Abhishek Jain : Need your inputs

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Choudhary,

      Both the brands are good brands and as you said the standing loss of the models is same and in fact even the warranty on the product is the same. Both are providing 2 years on product, 4 years on heating elements, 7 years on inner Tank. Also I could not find the thickness of the inner tank coating mentioned on their specs (on their websites) to make any comment on that.

      Now as the standing loss of both the products is same, the only impact the thickness of inner lining can make is on the life of the inner tank. But both are giving 7 years warranty.

      In case you are wondering that inner lining can cause increase in electricity consumption, then all I would say is that electricity consumption would depend on the amount of water stored/heated. Inner lining, etc have minuscule energy consumption for heating to make a big impact.

      You can go for any one of them as both have similar specs and price. You can base your choice on your past experience with a brand or any feedback you get from people you know in your area (It will be better to get local feedback on post sales services of both).

  • jitu

    Hi
    I need a water heater for 2 people (shower usage will be more). I need the horizontal one as I have space issue because of false ceiling..Length is not a problem only Height constraint of 14 inch. I am considering below option

    Bajaj Majesty 25 GMH (RW) Storage Water

    Please suggest iother option as well.

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Jitendra,

      For 2 people 25 lts water heater may be a bit over sized depending on your city. If the temperature goes down really low in your city then it may be fine. But otherwise the water heater will be big. However I would suggest that if you are looking for Bajaj water heaters then better go for Bajaj Majesty 25 GMH (RF) or Bajaj Majesty 25 GMH (CP) models. In that you will have an option to reduce the temperature of water (using thermostat). And what you can do is: keep the temperature as low as feasible so that you get hot water as well as you save electricity. You may also get horizontal models with thermostat and BEE 4 star rating in AO Smith (EWSH model).

  • Sanjana

    We are currently using Ketko Geyser 3 ltr capacity 4.5 KV since last 14 years and it is giving us excellent service. However, of late whenever we put on the geyser, the main DP Fuse trips. Is this the geyser fault or line fault? If we have to install a new geyser, do advise us which one. We have hydraulic pumps system in our society. Please revert. Thank you, Sanjana

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sanjana,

      It looks like a case of short circuit in the geyser. You can get a new instant water heater of any reputed brand like Racold, Bajaj, etc.

    • arun

      Hi, you don’t have to buy a new one. It is a case of short circuit due to the heating coil opening up .Just ask a mechanic to change your element only. It is better to change the thermostat also. The whole excercise would cost you less than Rs 1000.

  • Venkatesh Chinnathambi

    Hi abhi.. Can guide me for 15 litter capacity ……

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can buy Bajaj Majesty 15 GPU or Racold Eterno/Altro.

    • sitendra nanda

      if you go with quality,brand and price factor then go with khaitan water heater model name ocio 15 ltr good quality,best price and look compatibility

  • Vinay.

    Hi, I want to buy a 25 Liter geyser in Bangalore location for my apartment. Please suggest me which one is the best among Venus(Magma or Mega Plus), Bajaj(Majesty or Shakthi) and Racold(Eterno 2 or Altro).

    • Abhishek Jain

      Bajaj Majesty, Racold Eterno 2 and Altero look good to me. Reason: All are BEE 5 star rated and have adjustable thermostat that can help you reduce heating temperature and thus help save electricity. Racold models also have hard water and corrosion protection. On the whole Racold Altro model looks feature rich and the best.

    • Vinay

      Thanks you very much Abhishek. One more clarification, how about AO Smith or AO Smith-Jaquar with compare to Racold….?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Both are american brands and pretty well known and good brands. Racold has been in market for longer and has larger market share.

    • sitendra nanda

      if you think for racold then don’t think for others

  • Sujit

    Hi, I want to buy 1 ton split ac 3 star rating , because the size of my room is approx 102 sq.ft. Please suggest me a good brand which use 100% Copper Coil.

    • sitendra nanda

      go with daiken

  • Rohit

    Which of these models have a non corrosive tank, shivalik remson Venus Bajaj

  • ramesh

    which are copper tank water heaters

  • jyothish

    Please note that this ranking is just based on the number of models by a brand in a star rating. This does not represent comparison of models. Individual model of a particular brand may be better than the best brand on this list, but that information is not available in this list. We do plan to provide that information as well in our future evaluations. We also plan to keep updating this data every month so that we provide the latest statistics. So keep reading Bijli Bachao.

    mention this on top why at the bottom

  • jyothish

    no isi ratings and bee only tells us the standing loss of a water heater looks like this is all copied from beeindia.in

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      That is right. Currently this information is based on data from BEE and BEE ratings do incorporate standards from BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), so it is not just about standing losses. And the data is from BEE and we have added our analysis on top of BEE data.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

    • deep

      Sir what about say for Morphy Richards Salvo 15-Litre 2000-Watt Storage Water Heater (White) please tell me

    • Abhishek Jain

      The model looks pretty good for all the features and warranties that it has. You can go for it.

    • Bhavya

      Hi,
      We are a family of two living in Noida in an apartment . Can you please suggest which geyser and of what capacity will be the best for us .
      The main problem is the hard water of noida.

    • Abhishek Jain

      If both of you 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

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