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Instant vs Storage Water Heater – What’s the Difference?

  • 20 September

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Water geysers or heaters are a common source of hot water for bathing and other purposes in an Indian household. The availability of hot water can let you enjoy soaking your feet or unwind your day with a relaxing bath. No matter what the use is, they are convenient, efficient and, most importantly, hygienic. There are various parameters that you would consider before coming to a conclusion including the performance, cost and durability of the water heater. 

As the name suggests, an instant water heater heats the water at a given moment, whereas a storage water heater will require more time to heat up the water. The major difference between the two water heaters is in their design and performance. They equally do a great job of providing hot water but they have different functionality. To understand their unique differences, let’s take a look at one of Crompton’s instant and storage water heaters.


1. Space and Price

Instant water heater: When it comes to a household with limited space for a water heater, instant water heaters can be a good option as they are compact and don’t require much space. They are priced as minimum as Rs. 4,000 for 3L and can meet the needs of a house with a minimum of 4 family members.

Storage water heater: For large families, storage water heaters are a suitable choice as they can store hot water which can be used later by other family members. They are priced at Rs. 11,500 for a 10L capacity and go on up to Rs. 13,500 for 25L capacity. 


2. Number of Outlets

Instant water heater: They only have one outlet available that will connect to a designated tap. This makes it convenient for a household with one bathroom. 

Storage water heater: These water heaters can provide hot water for an entire household with multiple bathrooms. You can use hot water from one storage water heater at the same time in different outlets. 


3. Time Consumed

Instant water heater: The instant waste heater has 3000/4500W high-quality copper heating element material that ensures quick water heating in minutes. The benefit of having instant water heaters is that you do not have to wait as they have neon indicators that let you know when your hot water is ready.

Storage water heater: In the case of a storage water heater, you have to wait for up to 10 minutes for the water to heat up. The water in the tank flows through an inlet pipe which is heated with the help of 2000W copper for superior performance. 


4. Design and Body

Instant water heater: With instant water heaters, you can have a durable and rust-free body. The water heater has a single-weld stainless steel body to ensure no leakage of water. Instant water heaters also have smart shield protection that will allow you to have safe hot water without any contaminants. 

Storage water heater: Crompton’s storage water heaters have a tough and durable body that will protect the body from overheating. Solarium Qube in particular, has a magnesium anode rod inside the tank with a stainless steel core to protect the inner tank from corrosive elements. 


5. Levels of Safety

Instant water heater: Crompton’s Juno instant water heater comes with advanced 4 levels of safety, namely capillary thermostat, automatic thermal cut-off, a pressure release valve and a fusible plug. These levels of safety were made keeping in mind the possibilities of risk that could occur in any given situation. 

Storage water heater: Crompton water heaters such as Solarium Qube come with advanced 3 levels of safety, which will protect you against electric shocks and auto off malfunctions. In addition, if you leave the power on the storage water heater for more than 7-8 hours, the standby cut-off feature will use less than 1W and save some electricity.

In conclusion, the choice of a water heater depends on the size of the household. More members will need more hot water and vice versa. If you are looking for an upgrade in a water heater, consider Crompton’s Solarium Qube and Juno for storage and instant water heater requirements respectively. Nonetheless, no matter what type of water heater you choose, you will have the seal of safety, performance and warranty of Crompton with each of them.