How does the quality of the water and the quality of the inner container affect your water heater?
The inner container is one of the most important component in the water heaters. It stores the hot water and houses the heating element. The quality of water has a major effect on your water geyser. Hard water contains high levels of mineral salts like calcium and magnesium. The minerals present in the hard water can cause scaling. Scaling leaves behind a white, chalky kind of salt deposit in the inner container and on the heating element of the electric water geyser. The problem is particularly acute in areas where the water is very hard [large dissolved salt content]. Over a period of time, this residue keeps building up and starts interfering with the efficiency of the water heater. Salination can lead to the inner container capacity being reduced. And over time the water geyser’s inner container can corrode or develop leaks.
Protection against Corrosion
In a way, the inner container is the heart of the water heater and if the inner container corrodes or leaks, usually the entire unit needs to be replaced. The inner containers [tanks] have Blue Diamond® glass lined technology with enhanced levels of zircon which increases the life of the inner tank. The lining is stronger and more corrosion resistant than any other in the industry.
O. Renovator® water heaters also have an anode rod system with a stainless steel core that is designed to protect the inner container from corrosive elements. This system uses a special cathodic action to fight the corrosive elements and thus prolongs the life of the water geysers inner container .
Special conditions in High-Rise Buildings
Most storage water heaters have copper or stainless steel inner container which are prone to leak when exposed to high water pressure, commonly found in high-rise apartments and in installations where a pressure pump is installed.
The inner containers [tanks] of Renovator® Water Heaters are constructed using a heavy gauge mild steel technology. Renovator® inner container have pressure rating up to 8 bar, amongst the highest in the industry. Further Renovator® Water Heaters are equipped with safety valve, in case the pressure exceeds the pre-set limit the water is discharged through drain pipe.
O. Renovator® offers 5 years warranty on the inner container.
Where will the water geyser be Installed?
Different installations require different capacities of electric water heaters. In kitchens for example the hot water requirement is minimal and you need a very small capacity water heater. Overhead showers use a lot more hot water and you need a water heater with a much higher capacity.
Will the geyser be installed in a warm or a cold climate?
Given that in colder climates the ambient temperatures are lower, the heating element will take longer to heat water to the desired temperature. In such colder climates, it helps to have a larger capacity water heater to ensure a steady supply of hot water.
How many people will be using the water geyser?
Large-sized families, especially where within a few hours many members use the bathroom, it helps to have a larger capacity electric storage water heater, to ensure a steady supply of hot water for everyone.
What capacity water heater do you need?
We have given you a rough idea of the capacities required for average use. Do remember that capacities vary according to family size, water usage patterns and weather conditions – in colder climates, for instance, hot water consumption is higher.
What are the safety features in the water heater? (Protection against very High Temperatures and Pressure)
While accidents with water heaters are rare, most of the accidents that happen are largely caused by absence or failure of safety features.
O. Renovator® Water Heaters, have a thermal cut-out which rapidly cuts off the live and zero line simultaneously, effectively cutting off the electricity supply in case the water temperature exceeds the highest pre-set temperature and ensuring safety.
O. Renovator® Water Heaters also have a safety valve that helps to relieve and discharge water in case the water pressure or temperature overshoots the pre-set limits. The water geysers are enabled with safety valve which opens up and discharges water through the drainage.
The other key components of the unit consist of the electronic circuits and components and power cords and plugs. These components come with a 2-year warranty.