Which water heater is good? Instant or Storage?

Which water heater is good? Instant or Storage?

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Hi, I want to buy new water heater.
Which water heater is good? Instant or Storage?
I found on one website that Instant water heater is better because its saves electricity.
Reference : http://energy.gov/energysaver/storage-water-h...rs

can any one please suggest?

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Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!

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@richcoder wrote:

Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!


I also looking to buy a water heater.

Instant one only https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

There are only two models 1 and 3 litres…

Any thing else ?

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@hese wrote:

@richcoder wrote:

Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!


I also looking to buy a water heater.

Instant one only https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

There are only two models 1 and 3 litres…

Any thing else ?


Same here, i also found only 1 and 3 ltr.

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@richcoder wrote:

Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!


Thanks for suggestion.

according to that website, do you think “standby heat loss” is not problem in Storage water heater?

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@hese wrote:

@richcoder wrote:

Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!


I also looking to buy a water heater.

Instant one only https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

There are only two models 1 and 3 litres…

Any thing else ?


instant = less water capacity which flows continues.. if it is more then 5lts it will be considered as storage.

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instead of this go for SOLAR HEATERS
much money saver https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif

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@rlondhe25246 wrote:

instead of this go for SOLAR HEATERS
much money saver https://cdn1.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_biggrin.gif


:-P
Correct, but no budget and space to get it… https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

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@richcoder wrote:

Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!


Contrary to just what you said. Instant uses less power as compared to storage, since in storage the heater is required to maintain water at certain temperature all the time (not to mention storage tank’s internal rust as it ages), whereas in instant it’s on demand.

Using an instant geyser from 2 years, no spike in electric bills. https://i.imgur.com/1sTOApC.gif

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@infrared1100 wrote:

@richcoder wrote:

Instant eats more power.. go for storage.!


Contrary to just what you said. Instant uses less power as compared to storage, since in storage the heater is required to maintain water at certain temperature all the time (not to mention storage tank’s internal rust as it ages), whereas in instant it’s on demand.

Using an instant geyser from 2 years, no spike in electric bills. https://i.imgur.com/1sTOApC.gif


But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.

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@dealyogi wrote:
But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.


You are absolutely wrong again. There is a trick in the heater using which you can get the desired temperature of water as required by you from Boiling hot to Even Cold water from heater. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325862/medium/291149113315369.png?1480991799https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325873/medium/2911491131c6c1f.png?1480991800

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@infrared1100 wrote:

@dealyogi wrote:
But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.


You are absolutely wrong again. There is a trick in the heater using which you can get the desired temperature of water as required by you from Boiling hot to Even Cold water from heater. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325943/medium/291152913315369.png?1480991821https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325949/medium/2911529131c6c1f.png?1480991822


What!!!!

In Water heater too we have trick https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif ??? And whats that (bluestack ??)

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@dealyogi wrote:

@infrared1100 wrote:

@dealyogi wrote:
But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.


You are absolutely wrong again. There is a trick in the heater using which you can get the desired temperature of water as required by you from Boiling hot to Even Cold water from heater. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325952/medium/291153913315369.png?1480991823https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325957/medium/2911539131c6c1f.png?1480991824


What!!!!

In Water heater too we have trick https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif ??? And whats that (bluestack ??)


I am/was serious. Don’t take the trick word as a joke. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325969/medium/2911539547b5e.png?1480991826

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@infrared1100 wrote:

@dealyogi wrote:
But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.


You are absolutely wrong again. There is a trick in the heater using which you can get the desired temperature of water as required by you from Boiling hot to Even Cold water from heater. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325958/medium/291154113315369.png?1480991824https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325970/medium/2911541131c6c1f.png?1480991826


Probably opening tap half?

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@Paresh wrote:

@infrared1100 wrote:

@dealyogi wrote:
But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.


You are absolutely wrong again. There is a trick in the heater using which you can get the desired temperature of water as required by you from Boiling hot to Even Cold water from heater. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325971/medium/291154413315369.png?1480991827https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325984/medium/2911544131c6c1f.png?1480991828


Probably opening tap half?


Yes! Actually it’s more of a common sense than “a trick” and trust me, it’s very well worth it. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/325995/medium/29115441603774f.png?1480991830

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@infrared1100 wrote:

@dealyogi wrote:

@infrared1100 wrote:

@dealyogi wrote:
But instant water heater could give HOT water on such temp that we can take bath? I hope they can only heat water to mild level which can be used for hand/face wash only and not for bathing. Please let me know if I am wrong as me too looking to buy heater but confused weather instant or storage.


You are absolutely wrong again. There is a trick in the heater using which you can get the desired temperature of water as required by you from Boiling hot to Even Cold water from heater. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326286/medium/291178113315369.png?1480991895https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326296/medium/2911781131c6c1f.png?1480991898


What!!!!

In Water heater too we have trick https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif ??? And whats that (bluestack ??)


I am/was serious. Don’t take the trick word as a joke. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326306/medium/2911781547b5e.png?1480991900


Bhai I know u were serious. But opening tap half, or drop by drop flow is not the solution as we need to wait for long to get bucket fill. Here we can argue again, open tap earlier and get fresh etc..

Actually I bought instant heater few years back, and I had really bad experience and I returned it. So I want to avoid as well as to go for instant heater. Thats why I am confused https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

And as a dimer when we see “trick”, we get blind and cant see anything else https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif (u knw what I mean, right?)

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@dealyogi wrote:

Bhai I know u were serious. But opening tap half, or drop by drop flow is not the solution as we need to wait for long to get bucket fill. Here we can argue again, open tap earlier and get fresh etc..

Actually I bought instant heater few years back, and I had really bad experience and I returned it. So I want to avoid as well as to go for instant heater. Thats why I am confused https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

And as a dimer when we see “trick”, we get blind and cant see anything else https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif (u knw what I mean, right?)


Which brand you bought? I am happy with CG.
Regarding, half tap, it really all depends upon the force of water (PSI) with respect to the over head tank in your home/flat. It hardly takes 5 mins to get luke warm water which is directly suitable for baths without mixing any cold water into it. It really works, it may take a day or two to get used to this setting but its extremely reliable. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326312/medium/2911793914582e.png?1480991901https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326312/medium/2911793914582e.png?1480991901https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326312/medium/2911793914582e.png?1480991901

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Buy storage type only, instant is cheaper but becomes faulty often. I have burnt my hand more times with instant than the storage one. Latter is more trustworthy.

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@Plato wrote:

Buy storage type only, instant is cheaper but becomes faulty often. I have burnt my hand more times with instant than the storage one. Latter is more trustworthy.


You burnt your hand with a water heater. Sounds fun. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326370/medium/29118347291bf7.png?1480991915https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326382/medium/29118341603774f.png?1480991919https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326392/medium/2911834151a31a3.png?1480991923

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@infrared1100 wrote:

@Plato wrote:

Buy storage type only, instant is cheaper but becomes faulty often. I have burnt my hand more times with instant than the storage one. Latter is more trustworthy.


You burnt your hand with a water heater. Sounds fun. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326381/medium/29118387291bf7.png?1480991917https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326391/medium/29118381603774f.png?1480991922https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326405/medium/2911838151a31a3.png?1480991924


Yes. Are you trying to pour salt on my wound? https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

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@Plato wrote:

@infrared1100 wrote:

@Plato wrote:

Buy storage type only, instant is cheaper but becomes faulty often. I have burnt my hand more times with instant than the storage one. Latter is more trustworthy.


You burnt your hand with a water heater. Sounds fun. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326428/medium/29118547291bf7.png?1480991930https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326442/medium/29118541603774f.png?1480991931https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326446/medium/2911854151a31a3.png?1480991933


Yes. Are you trying to pour salt on my wound? https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif


Ab mechanic khud banoge to haath to jalega hi na… Always perform these stunts under the guidance of trained professionals. https://cdn0.desidime.com/attachments/photos/326452/medium/2911854838e044.png?1480991934

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Instant one is good only if you bath from buckets , for kitchen use , for washing hands , etc as it heat water instant but when you will use it in shower or normal bath it will take time as it can store only 1-3 litre .
storage one is good for bathing purpose as it heat the water and store that and for 30-50 mins water remains too hot .
as i use shower so i did switch on storage one and then after 15 min got to bath and open both tap hot + cold for shower .
so buy according to your purpose .

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@goyal.dkg wrote:

Instant one is good only if you bath from buckets , for kitchen use , for washing hands , etc as it heat water instant but when you will use it in shower or normal bath it will take time as it can store only 1-3 litre .
storage one is good for bathing purpose as it heat the water and store that and for 30-50 mins water remains too hot .
as i use shower so i did switch on storage one and then after 15 min got to bath and open both tap hot + cold for shower .
so buy according to your purpose .


Shower ki yaad mat dilao. Ek baar dopahar ke time solar water heater ke paani se shower on Kiya. Pehle toh halka garam pani aaya par baad main joh ubalta hua paani aya. Main toh nanga he bathroom se bahar bhaag aya https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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@vinaythewanted wrote:

@goyal.dkg wrote:

Instant one is good only if you bath from buckets , for kitchen use , for washing hands , etc as it heat water instant but when you will use it in shower or normal bath it will take time as it can store only 1-3 litre .
storage one is good for bathing purpose as it heat the water and store that and for 30-50 mins water remains too hot .
as i use shower so i did switch on storage one and then after 15 min got to bath and open both tap hot + cold for shower .
so buy according to your purpose .


Shower ki yaad mat dilao. Ek baar dopahar ke time solar water heater ke paani se shower on Kiya. Pehle toh halka garam pani aaya par baad main joh ubalta hua paani aya. Main toh nanga he bathroom se bahar bhaag aya https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


ROFL https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_lol.gif

Shower k liye , pehle garam pani wala tap on karo dur se dekho hath se then cold wala on karke dekho , and then use karo .
Jo Wall Mixer aata usme 1 face hota jisse tap ya shower ka option , so tuti band karne ki bajay usko band karo taaki fir se mixing adjust na karna pade .

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@Paresh @dealyogi To put it simply, instant water heaters are the economical choice while storage water heaters are the no-compromise choice. Now let’s delve deeper to understand why I said that.



(1) Instant water heaters cost a lot less (almost half or even less) than storage water heaters.

(2) Since instant water heaters need to heat a small quantity (1L or 3L) of water in the tank and they have a high wattage element (3 KW), they do the job pretty quickly (within 1-3 minutes). That’s why they are called “instant” water heaters. So you can power them on only when you need hot water for bath/shower and keep them switched off the rest of the time resulting in overall power and hence cost savings.

(3) On the other hand, the storage water heaters usually come with a lower wattage heating element (2 KW). And because they need to heat a much larger quantity of water (usually 10+ liters), it will take 5-10 minutes for you to get hot running water, which makes it necessary to leave them on 24×7 (unless you are a very organized person who is not running late to work in the morning https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif).



As some people have rightly pointed out, if you take showers (which require running water at a large enough flow rate) rather than take “bath” in the Indian way of using water from the buckets, instant water heaters would not be a good fit for the job. If you take showers, storage water heaters with big tanks (20-25 Liters) are the way to go. But be ready to pay a much higher cost upfront (almost double or more) for the storage water heaters as well as higher electricity bills.

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@DealSeeker wrote:

@Paresh @dealyogi To put it simply, instant water heaters are the economical choice while storage water heaters are the no-compromise choice. Now let’s delve deeper to understand why I said that.


(1) Instant water heaters cost a lot less (almost half or even less) than storage water heaters.

(2) Since instant water heaters need to heat a small quantity (1L or 3L) of water in the tank and they have a high wattage element (3 KW), they do the job pretty quickly (within 1-3 minutes). That’s why they are called “instant” water heaters. So you can power them on only when you need hot water for bath/shower and keep them switched off the rest of the time resulting in overall power and hence cost savings.

(3) On the other hand, the storage water heaters usually come with a lower wattage heating element (2 KW). And because they need to heat a much larger quantity of water (usually 10+ liters), it will take 5-10 minutes for you to get hot running water, which makes it necessary to leave them on 24×7 (unless you are a very organized person who is not running late to work in the morning https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif).


As some people have rightly pointed out, if you take showers (which require running water at a large enough flow rate) rather than take “bath” in the Indian way of using water from the buckets, instant water heaters would not be a good fit for the job. If you take showers, storage water heaters with big tanks (20-25 Liters) are the way to go. But be ready to pay a much higher cost upfront (almost double or more) for the storage water heaters as well as higher electricity bills.


You are right bro and all these pros and cons known. Thats why there is confusion. Should we go for less cost (heater and elec cost) with less flexibility of hot water (which is the main purpose of water heater) or go to high cost (heater as well as elec cost) but with proper hot water. So should we save money or should we enjoy with hot water? While many can be either side and choose, but I am at exactly middle point of these. So confused https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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@dealyogi wrote:

@DealSeeker wrote:

@Paresh @dealyogi To put it simply, instant water heaters are the economical choice while storage water heaters are the no-compromise choice. Now let’s delve deeper to understand why I said that.


(1) Instant water heaters cost a lot less (almost half or even less) than storage water heaters.

(2) Since instant water heaters need to heat a small quantity (1L or 3L) of water in the tank and they have a high wattage element (3 KW), they do the job pretty quickly (within 1-3 minutes). That’s why they are called “instant” water heaters. So you can power them on only when you need hot water for bath/shower and keep them switched off the rest of the time resulting in overall power and hence cost savings.

(3) On the other hand, the storage water heaters usually come with a lower wattage heating element (2 KW). And because they need to heat a much larger quantity of water (usually 10+ liters), it will take 5-10 minutes for you to get hot running water, which makes it necessary to leave them on 24×7 (unless you are a very organized person who is not running late to work in the morning https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_wink.gif).


As some people have rightly pointed out, if you take showers (which require running water at a large enough flow rate) rather than take “bath” in the Indian way of using water from the buckets, instant water heaters would not be a good fit for the job. If you take showers, storage water heaters with big tanks (20-25 Liters) are the way to go. But be ready to pay a much higher cost upfront (almost double or more) for the storage water heaters as well as higher electricity bills.


You are right bro and all these pros and cons known. Thats why there is confusion. Should we go for less cost (heater and elec cost) with less flexibility of hot water (which is the main purpose of water heater) or go to high cost (heater as well as elec cost) but with proper hot water. So should we save money or should we enjoy with hot water? While many can be either side and choose, but I am at exactly middle point of these. So confused https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif


one more thing storage consumes more electricity only if it is on all the time as when water cool down it again start so i always switch on this in morning 15 minutes before ie before going to toilet , so in 15 minutes rest job are done , it is ready with hot water and then switch off . agains your purpose is main thing to decide for you .
btw one of my friend got 25l CG water heater @ 2000rs ( 5500rs – using ola money 100%cb offer – 15% cb on zopper by ola money and new account 300rs discount )

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Because the instant water heaters have to provide water at the desired temperature, the rate at which it draws electricity at any moment is very high. So a storage water heater may be rated at 2 kW, an instant water heater is rated at 3 to 4.5 kW. So if 15 liters of water is heated in both, although the units consumed may be the same, but because instant water heater heats it immediately, it draws more power from the system i.e. it puts more load on the system.

Check this guide from Chroma:
http://blog.cromaretail.com/index.php/5-things-...

If going for storage than consider AO Smith or Kenstar Jacuzzi

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@hemant_prasad231 wrote:

i am also heard about lpg gas water heater my neighbour is using it and saying that they used only 1 lpg gas cylinder for whole last winter season.

http://www.snapdeal.com/product/bajaj-majesty-d...


Bhai, believe me, dont go for gas water heater at all. There are multiple cases where people get unconscious in bathroom due to gas generated by such type of water heater.

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