Induction water heaters: How they work, benefits, price and more


Induction geysers are apparently a new-gen technology that uses the magnetic induction process to heat water. This induction process helps in heating a larger surface area of water in the tank, compared to a traditional geyser. This technology also allows the water to heat more quickly that eventually reduces the overall electricity usage. Induction geysers can reduce the electricity consumption required to heat water by 33%. Although it doesn't curb the electricity cost like the ones that run on solar energy , it does offer an inexpensive, energy-efficient substitute for the homeowner concerned with budget. Induction geysers are commonly divided into two parts, the generator unit and the storage tank.

How does it work?

Induction heating is the process of heating a metal (or any material that conducts electricity) by inducing an electric current through it. The primary coil is connected to the AC power source in induction geysers. The alternating current creates a magnetic field that induces a voltage in a different coil, which is also called the secondary coil. The secondary coil is usually submerged in the tank that contains water. When the current flows through the secondary coil, heat is released into the water, therefore raising its temperature. There is no direct AC near the water which makes these geysers much safer than the traditional ones.

Area of usage

The smaller induction units are best suited for kitchen and single shower usage, while the bigger ones offer more hot water for the consumption needs of larger families. Induction geysers are also well-suited for holiday homes as they can be turned on during arrival, to get hot water in very little time for its rapid heating mechanism.

Advantages of induction water heating

There are multiple advantages of heating water through the induction process. Some of the advantages are listed below: It improves the efficiency of the process

The heating it provides is precise, constant and very localised

The temperature can be controlled

It saves a lot of energy

There is a possibility of integrating it into production lines

Offers the best quality

It is a faster and more secure technology and is also pollution-free

Improves working environment

Brands that offer induction geysers

There are a number of brands that offer induction geysers in our country which are available both online and offline in India. Some brands that offer these products through the Amazon e-commerce site are Crompton, AO Smith, Havells, Lifelong, Venus, Racold, Bajaj, Anchor by Panasonic Astra and others. The prices of these appliances range from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000 and usually come with a storage capacity that varies from 3-litres to 6-litres.


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