7 Best Water Heater/Geyser In India 2020 – Latest Features & Buying Guide

You don’t need to gain knowledge to buy a water heater, you just need the right kind of information.

Here I have that only information to rescue you from lengthy buying guides. 

Choose wisely as buying a water heater is not something you do every day, it’s not like buying an immersion rod that comes cheap and can be carried around easily.

Best Water Heater/Geyser In India 2020

All the Geysers are chosen by me after thorough research.

Racold Pronto Neo Instant 6 Liter 3 KW Vertical Water Heater White- 5 Star

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Features

  • 33 percent faster heating
  • BEE Rating: 5 Star
  • Type: Electric storage water heater
  • Capacity: 6Litres
  • Power: 3000watt
  • Elegant Italian: design 
  • PUF Insulation: High density and thick PUF ensures retention of internal heat and temperature
  • Auto Cut Off: Stem-type thermostat
  • No Back Flow of Water: prevents the backflow of water from the container, thus avoiding dry heating
  • Warranty: 2 years on product, 2 year on heating element and 5 years on tank

Bajaj Flora Instant 3 LTR Vertical Water Heater, White

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Features

  • BEE Rating: 5 Star
  • Type: Instant water heater
  • Capacity: 3Litres
  • Power: 3000watt
  • Outer  Body Material: ABS
  • No Back Flow of Water: prevents the backflow of water from the container, thus avoiding dry heating
  • PUF technology ensures for power saving
  • Warranty: 2 years on product

Bajaj New Shakti Storage 15 Ltr Vertical Water Heater, White, 4 Star

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Features

  • BEE Rating: 4 Star
  • Type: Electrical storage water heater
  • Capacity: 15Litres
  • Power: 2000watt
  • Outer  Body Material: Powder coated metal body
  • Inner Tank Material: Glass-lined coated
  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Unique temperature indicator dial.
  • Warranty: 2 years on product and 5 years on inner tank

V-guard water heater victo 15 litres – free installation with inlet and outlet pipes,white

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Features

  • BEE Rating: 4 Star
  • Type: Electrical water heater
  • Capacity: 15Litres
  • Power: 2000watt
  • Outer  Body Material: ABS
  • Convenient water temperature control dial
  • Temperature control knob
  • Warranty:2 years on product, 3 year on heating element and 5 years on inner tank

AO Smith Storage New Green Series Water Heater SDS-15 ltr

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Features

  • BEE Rating: 5 Star
  • Type: Electric storage water heater
  • Capacity: 15Litres and also available in 25Litres 
  • Power: 2000watt
  • Outer  Body Material: ABS
  • Tank Material: Blue Diamond Glass Lined Tank- 2X Corrosion Resistance
  • PUF technology ensures for power saving
  • Warranty: 7 years on product, 3 year on heating element and 2 years on tank

AO Smith HSE-VAS-X-25 Litre Storage Vertical Water Heater White 5 Star

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Features

  • BEE Rating: 5 Star
  • Type: Electric storage water heater
  • Capacity: 25Litres
  • Power: 2000watt
  • Outer  Body Material: Steel
  • Tank Material: Blue Diamond Glass Lined Tank- 2X Corrosion Resistance
  • PUF technology ensures for power saving
  • Warranty: 7 years on product, 3 year on heating element and 2 years on tank

Racold Eterno Swift 25-Litre Storage Water Heater (White and Tan)

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Features

  • 33 percent faster heating
  • Rating: 5 Star
  • Type: Electric storage water heater
  • Capacity: 25Litres
  • Power: 3000watt
  • Smart bath logic: You can customize it according to your bathing needs 
  • Smart mix Deflector: slowly mix cold water with hot water in the inner container
  • Warranty: 2 years on product, 3 year on heating element and 5 years on tank

3 Litre Instant Water Geyser

10 Litre Storage Water Geyser

15 Litre Storage Water Geyser

25 Litre Storage Water Geyser

What are the types of Water Heaters available in India?

You may not have heard about marketing terms of water heaters, so let me introduce you to these Instant or Tankless water heater and Storage or Tank water heater.

As the name implies Instant water heater gives you instant hot water with a waiting period of 0 min taking unnoticeable space while Storage water heater stores water, takes 5-7 min to heat water taking larger space for its placement. 

The instant water heater is suitable for a small family of up to 4 people as they have a general capacity of 6L up to 25L while the Storage water heater is ideal for a family size of greater than 5 members having the capacity of up to 100L.

Electric And Gas

Electric And Gas water heater which are more commonly heard as Geysers in India are most common in the Indian market. Instant and Storage water heaters are available in both these geysers.

The Gas Water Heater uses compressed gas to heat the water and is more efficient and cost-effective when compared to electric heaters. However, this water geyser is generally Instant and use PNG or LPG gas for supply.

The Electric Water Heater uses electricity as a supply to heat water. Electricity consumption increases if you have even 4 members in your family. 

Also, Storage water heater stores warm water and take a small amount of energy, this is referred to as Standing Loss. The heat is lost from the water surface so to keep water warm, heater consumes electricity/energy.

Solar Heaters are the energy-efficient alternatives to gas and electric water heaters for providing a cost-effective solution.

They are easy on the pocket but need to be installed in open so not a good option for people living in rented flats.

Geyser Wattage And Consumption Of Electricity 

This is just a common-sense tactic that 4.5-kilowatt water heater will heat water instantly than a 2-kilowatt water heater.

The same is true for volume, more volume of water means more time to heat and more electricity consumption. 

Corrosion-resistant water tanks are used for hard water but I would suggest buying corrosion-resistant water heater even if you do not have hard water.

I don’t know how you can differentiate between hard and soft water so I just want a heater which is suitable for any kind of water and I suggest you do the same.

Capacity of water geyser 

As the number of members in one family increases hence the size of the water heater also increases. The table below shows the right capacity for the varying number of members in a family

Less than 3LKitchen
3-5LKitchen And 1-2 members
6-9L2-3 members
10-14L3-5 members
15-24L5-6 members
Greater than 24LMore than 7 members

What is Tank Coating?

Tank coating is a term used by brands to market their products so they have created different names with each name showing properties different than the other.

Except for corrosion resistance, you cannot add any more super hot features to a water heater tank, after all, it is just a tank to hold water.

The glass-lined coating is used for battling with corrosion while porcelain enamel coating provides protection from rust and corrosion.

Titanium enamel coating uses Super Polymer High Performance (SPHP) coating which again provides protection against corrosion from hard water.

Blue Silicon Enamel Coating is also one fancy term used in the coating of water tanks.

Some General Question And Answers 

Water heater/Geyser for a multi-story building 

A glass-lined coated heater tank is more suitable as they resist high pressure.
Check for brass plated safety valve also. Suitable pressure is greater than 6 bars.

Water heater/Geyser for kitchen 

Electric instant geysers of 3L capacity will do a great job for any Indian kitchen. Make sure you have space to mount the geyser or water heater.

Solar water heater for Bangalore 

Solarhot, Racold, Solarizer are the most popular water heater brands in Bangalore for providing solar water heaters/geysers.

Horizontal Or Vertical Heaters

Vertical heaters are popular for their easy installation and better efficiency at heating than horizontal heaters.
They are cheaper than horizontal geysers.

How to fix water heater leak 

Although manufacturers provide installation service, either for installation or for repair always go with authorized service centers as they send people who have trained according to a specific company.

Hard water cities 

Tier 1 cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad have hardness in their water even though water supplied is filtered.
The corrosion-resistant tank is recommended for cities like these to avoid damage.

Wrap Up

Digital thermostats, digital display, child lock, pressure valve among many other new features are available in the market these days.

Use the Automatic gas shutoff valve, modern geysers have an app control interface to save time.

You just need to set a schedule when to on the geyser and for how much time. For example – Schedule 7:30 am- 8:00 am means from 7:30 am water will start heating and will stop at 8:00 am.

I have selected our best picks from sites like Amazon and Flipkart along with their attracting features mentioned to help you choose the right one.

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