Due to the continued increase in electricity cost and other water heating methods, the demand and use of gas geysers have steadily gone up.
Gas geysers are said to be more efficient than other types of geysers; using them will enable you to save on your monthly electricity bills a great deal. Gas geysers aren’t very expensive and use subsidy LPG, which greatly reduces the cost associated with water heating.
There are many brands that offer gas geysers like Havells, Candes, Bajaj, etc. Before you purchase one, it is important to check out the buying guide that mentions all the essential points that help you make the right purchase.
What are Gas Geysers?
Gas geysers work by using Liquid Petroleum Gas(LPG) for water heating; they have unlimited power, providing a continuous supply of hot water. The geysers’ activation is by running cold water through the unit; as soon as the hot tap opens, the geyser switches on. It’s automatically switched off when the hot tap closes; this means that gas consumption occurs when there is the actual usage of hot water. They are very popular in large families since they have quick recovery rates.
Types of Gas Geysers
- Tankless gas geysers; these preferred by people who don’t require large hot water quantities at once.
- Storage gas geysers are a favorite for people who require hot water in large quantities, i.e., in bathtubs.
Outdoor or Indoor Installation?
Most gas geysers that are approved by LPGA/SABS are installed under roof attics on outside walls. You may need to buy weather covers for covering the geysers if you live in exceedingly windy areas or if your house is flat-roofed.
It’s a law requirement for Indoor installation of gas geysers to be in properly ventilated areas. They also have to be installed with flue pipes, which eject exhaust fumes and heat from buildings. Installation of the flue pipes can be done going up through roofs and ceilings, or kitchen/bathroom walls.
Features of Gas Geysers
A gas geyser has the capability of heating a huge tank in an hour; the amount of time it takes to heat the same tank again after using hot water is quicker (recovery time). The main advantage of gas geysers is that even when there is a power outage, you will still get hot water.
Gas geysers can run on both LPG cylinders and pipeline gas; both methods use gas, which is cheaper than electricity. These geysers are very efficient if used in large households since they heat water in large quantities.
Lifespan and Cost
The cost of installing and maintaining gas geysers is relatively lower than electric geysers. Gas geysers that are well taken care of have longer lifespans, and repairing them in case of damage is easy. In most instances, using quality water prevents possible damages to gas geysers.
Who Should Use Gas Geysers?
Gas geysers are suitable for large families where the usage of hot water is in large quantities. People with no access to electricity should consider using gas geysers as the alternative to heating water.
Safety Guidelines When Using Gas Geysers
- The installation of gas geysers should never take place in enclosed places
- Never keep gas geysers near inflammable substances, explosives, corrosives, or electric wiring
- Ensure that the joining pipes are leak-proof, anti-corrosive and clean
In conclusion, observing safety measures and the manufacturers’ guidelines is key to ensuring safety. From the cost perspective, gas geysers are no doubt economical; their installation and running costs are manageable.