Traditional or storage geysers have been around for long. Instant geysers are relative newcomers but they too have been around for sometime now. They both serve the same purpose – help you take and enjoy hot baths in cold winters. And both can run on gas and electricity. But the differences between instant geyser vs storage geyser are many more than you think.
If you need to buy one, you need to know their key differences. In this blog, we will highlight them so you know which one suits you best. We will also let you know the price range of instant and storage geysers in Pakistan.
Instant Water Geyser Vs Storage Geyser
As the name suggests, instant water geysers heat water instantly. Meanwhile, storage geysers have an inbuilt tank which can store hot water for a long period of time. Instant water geysers do not have an inbuilt tank.
Let’s compare them in terms of their size, capacity, lifespan and power consumption in a table form. We will compare their price difference, and safety aspect later in the blog.
|Instant Geyser||Storage Geyser|
|Size||They are compact and lightweight, requiring a small space for installation.||As known already, they are bigger and heavier than instant geysers. So, you would need some space for their installation.|
|Capacity||As mentioned earlier, these geysers have no inbuilt tank and therefore they cannot store hot water. If you need small amounts of hot water quickly, go for this geyser.||Since they have an inbuilt tank of varying capacity, they can hold large amounts of water.|
|Lifespan||It requires less maintenance as it is usually installed inside which protects it from weather elements. With regular maintenance, it can last for many years. Branded instant geysers come with warranty.||If you regularly maintain them and the water quality (hardness should be less than 300 ppm) is good too, these geysers can last more than 10 years. Branded storage geysers also come with warranty.|
|Power Consumption||Instant geysers consume less energy.||As compared to instant geysers, these geysers consume more energy. But they also heat large quantities of water which can be used over a period of time. So, you need to keep this in mind as well.|
|Suitability||Gas load shedding makes instant electric geysers ideal for everyday use.||With gas load shedding, you will need to switch them to electricity for long periods of time, increasing your monthly bill.|
Is Instant Geyser Safe?
While storage water geysers are typically installed outside bathrooms, they are considered safer than instant geysers simply because of their location and distance. Does this mean, instant geysers which are run on both electricity and gas and usually installed inside the bathroom are less safe?
If an electric instant geyser’s earthing is not proper, the bathroom’s wiring where it is installed is faulty or one or more parts of the geyser are faulty, then the chances of getting an electric shock are there. These geysers can also explode if poorly installed and maintained.
However, as the technology has progressed, these geysers have become safer. There are many households using this type of geyser without ever incurring any serious injury or damage.
A storage geyser can supply hot water to the kitchen and bathrooms at the same time. So, it has multiple outlets. On the other hand, an instant water geyser is good for one location only. For example, if you have 4 bathrooms, you would need four instant geysers. If you need hot water in the kitchen, you would have to buy a separate instant geyser for the kitchen, etc. Instant water geysers do not have multiple outlets because they can heat small amounts of water only.
Geyser Prices in Pakistan
Depending upon their type, capacity and brand, geysers are sold for varying prices in Pakistan. To check out prices of instant and storage geysers in Pakistan, visit OLX Pakistan’s classified pages.
Instant Geyser Price
Instant electric geysers are usually less expensive than storage geysers. You can get them for Rs.5,000 to Rs.20,000. However, don’t just buy them because of their price. They have a limited use as compared to storage geysers.
Storage Geyser Price
Storage geysers are usually more expensive. You can get them for Rs.15,000 to Rs.40,000 range. But don’t let this factor alone skew your decision towards buying instant geysers. A single storage geyser can supply hot water to the entire household.
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