When it comes to technology, especially in the Water heater/Geyser category India is not very far behind the top nations. One such brand that readily comes to mind is AO Smith. India has its individual brands such as Havells that can stand its ground when it comes to peer to peer comparison.
Havells – A brief history
Staring with a meager capital of INR 10,000, this company has grown into a FMEG (Fast Moving Electrical Goods) giant with a turnover of more than INR 17,000 crores. This company commands a tremendous market in all kinds of electrical goods such as wires, switches, motors, fans, water heaters, CFL lamps, etc for residential, commercial, and industrial consumption. Recently, this Company has entered the TV, washing machine, and AC market after the acquisition of Lloyd.
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Havells – Water heaters
Perfectly suited for Indian conditions, Havells has a complete range of geysers on display.
Storage water heaters: Starts with storage capacity of around 8 liters and progresses as per the requirement
Instant water heaters: Capable of providing instant hot water
Natural Gas water heaters: Conventional geysers work on electricity. However, you have heaters that use natural compressed gas as fuel
LPG water heaters: These geysers use LPG as fuel. This is a great combination of storage and instant water heater.
Havells – Key technologies
All round protection – Pentashield technology:
Almost all modern electrical geysers from the Havells stable come with Pentashield technology. This is a special IPX4 technology that safeguards electrical parts from splashing water. The high precision Thermostat control enables changing the temperature according to the requirement. This equipment has pre-set thermal cut-off facility if the temperature exceeds a pre-determined limit. This helps to avoid untoward accidents. They come equipped with ELCB (Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker) to ensure switching of the power in case of electricity leakage. This facility provides protection against electrocution.
Color changing LED Temperature Indicator:
The Adonia series of geysers from Havells come with this patented technology. We are referring to the color-changing LED temperature indicator that changes color from blue to amber as the water heats up to the required level. These geysers come with a massive capacity of 25 liters of storage. The patented technology ensures that you do not get to see this feature in any other water heater in India. The feather touch digital temperature display makes it a delight to have in the bathroom.
Durability with Feroglass and Incoloy Glass:
Corrosion is one factor to contend in geysers. The new generation Havells geysers are equipped with trademark Feroglass technology. They use ultra-thick and super cold rolled steel plates to line the geysers. This technology provides higher resistance to corrosion thereby increasing the overall lifespan of the geyser.
The heating element is coated with Incoloy Glass for delivering a superior heating performance. This facility provides protection against oxidation, corrosion, and carbonization that is common at high temperatures. The latest in the line of Havells geysers, Antonia and Puro can withstand high pressure up to 8 bars. You find great use for these high-quality water heaters in high-rise apartments where you have water gushing in at great pressure. A safety valve that prevents the pressure from exceeding 8 bars is the attractive feature of this water heater.
The unique Whirlflow technology prevents the mixing of cold water from the water tank and the hot water produced by the geyser. This results in a power saving of more than 20%.
Flame Out and Overheat protection:
You have Pentashield technology in the electrical heaters that come with thermostat controls. How do you ensure this protection in gas heaters? The Flame out Protection feature ensures that the supply of gas is cut off when the flame goes out. The Overheat Protection feature cuts off the supply of gas to the heater when the temperature of water exceeds 950C. The 20-minute timer protection feature is an additional advantage in the sense that it cuts off gas and power after 20 minutes of continuous working. This prevents untoward accidents from taking place.
We shall proceed with reviewing some of the top Havells water heater systems available in India in 2017. Havells rightly holds the position of the leader in this market segment with its versatility. You have a range of geysers to choose from. Attractive features like Pentashield. LED changing temperature indicators, and Feroglass / Incoloy glass technologies enables Havells to be ahead of their peers. This Company has around 12 manufacturing units in India and more than 90 branches around the globe.
The quality checks are stringent thereby ensuring that the products last long. You have the uric acid test, acid alkaline test, fatigue test, and environment synchronization tests to ensure top class safety. Some of the most common brands of Havells such as Adonia series do not have many complaints from customers. Hence, Havells is a name one can trust to have in your bathroom.
Best Havells water heaters in India 2017
Adonia and Adonia Digital – 15 liters / 25 liters
One of the high-quality geysers to emerge from the Havells stable, The Adonia and Adonia Digital water heaters come in two capacities – 15 liters and 25 liters. They have all the features you expect a top quality water heater to have. Let us see some of the salient features that make these brands the most popular in India.
Pentashield technology provides all-round protection from electrical shocks and prevents untoward accidents.
The patented Color Changing LED Temperature Indicator makes this appliance stand out among the others in the field.
The Feroglass technology prevents corrosion of the water tank thereby providing trouble free service.
Incoloy heating element provides resistance to oxidation and carbonization frequently observed at such high temperatures.
8-bar pressure rating to ensure that the geyser stays protected from water at high pressure making it suitable for installation in high-rise apartments
7-year warranty on inner container with a 4-year warranty on heating element accompanies by 2-year comprehensive warranty.
Instant Geyser: Instanio 1 liter / 3 liters / 6 liters
This is the age of nuclear families in India. Hence, you have smaller families with 3 to 4 persons each. Such smaller families do not need high storage water heaters. Considering their requirements, Havells has come up with a unique 6 liter capacity instant heater. This is in addition to the normal 1 liter and 3 liter instant heaters. Check out the additional features.
- High-precision thermostat with perfect pre-calibration to ensure maximum safety
- Ultra thick stainless steel inner tank of high quality 304 grade
- Rust and shock proof body
- Fire retardant power cord
- High working pressure of 6 bar rating making it fit for use in high-rise buildings
- Non-ferrous pressure plate
- Color changing LED temperature indicator
- Incoloy glass coated heating system
- Copper heating element of the highest quality and durability
- Comes in 1 liter / 3 liters / 6 liters capacity
- 5-year warranty on inner container and 2-year comprehensive warranty on product
Indians have a tendency to give more importance to brand names. Havells is one brand everyone trusts. This explains the tremendous turnover of the company. Safety gets the highest priority in Havells water heaters. This makes it one of the most popular geysers in India in 2017.