With the surging cold waves, bathing has become the toughest challenge. One cannot think of taking a bath with the chilling water. Hence, geysers are not only a privilege but the necessity these days.
Horizontal Water Geysers are the smart choice for everybody dealing with space constraints. Horizontal geysers are categorized into three types based upon the energy source they consume.
There are Electric, Gas and Solar geysers available.
Electric geysers are the widely used types of Horizontal geysers which reduce the risk factor associated with the other types of geysers.
These geysers use electricity to warm the water. The technique used in these types of geysers is very simple; they convert electrical energy into thermal energy which warms the water.
The advantages of electric horizontal geysers are as follows:
- They use electricity which is easily available.
- Easy to maintain and install.
- The horizontal shape allows them to be used in compact places.
- Smaller in Size.
There are certain dis-advantages as well which are as follows:
- High operational cost.
- Temperature High and low ranges are dependent on the voltages. Hence, don’t work with low voltages.
- No warming of water during a power cut.
Solar Geysers are the best choices for people living in areas which receive a good amount of sunlight. These geysers work by absorbing heat from the sun through solar panels mounted on the rooftops. The energy received from the sun is used in warming up the water.
The initial cost of installation of solar geysers is costly but the operational cost after that is very less. These are the cost-efficient form of water geysers.
The advantages are as follows:
- Operational cost is significantly low.
- Are the very safe source of geysers.
The disadvantages are as follows:
- Higher installation cost.
- Need a large space to install the solar panels.
- The high amount of sun rays are required, won’t work in monsoon season
- Available only in large quantities, So cannot be used for smaller families.
Gas Geysers are a source of geysers which uses LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) to warm the water. These geysers need a constant supply of LPG in order to give hot water. While installing gas geysers a proper setup along with the gas cylinder is required for it to work efficiently. The gas is passed into the Geysers through the pipeline which warms the water.
These geysers have a gas inlet which moves the water up from the gas cylinder through the pipeline to the geysers and a water inlet through which water is passed inside the geyser which warms the water. They have a less operational cost in comparison to the Electric geysers. Installation is a bit burdensome as it requires more space for the geysers as well as for a gas cylinder.
The advantages of Gas geysers are as follows:
- The warming process isn’t affected by variation in voltage and power cuts.
- The water is warmed up quickly as compared to other types of geysers.
- The water is not stored anywhere so there is no wastage.
- The water starts getting heated up instantly just by turning the tap on.
The dis-advantages of using gas geysers are as follows:
- Gas leakage is a common issue while using gas geysers
- Carbon monoxide produced while heating the water causes serious problems and in certain cases leads to death when consumed in excess while a person is bathing.
- The installation process is burdensome.