5 signs you need to buy a new geyser

A working geyser is an essential in most households. A water geyser is vital for daily tasks in a household such as bathing, cooking, cleaning and laundering. Many people enjoy a hot water shower before and after work, and the benefits of a hot water shower go a long way in maintaining mental as well as physical health. Is your geyser not working? Don’t be too disheartened, after all, a geyser, like any other appliance has a life cycle and once it reaches its expiration date, you will need to buy a new geyser. If you have a broken geyser or it shows any of the following signs that impact your bathing experience, you may want to buy a new geyser. Buying a new geyser may become a tedious task, leaving you with little to no idea about your needs. In such a scenario, a list of types of geysers and their benefits comes handy.

  1. Geyser not working due to age

This may sound as one of the most obvious signs but more often than not this one goes unnoticed. If your geyser is over 10 years old, you may want to buy a new geyser. A geyser may be subject to wear and tear due to the hard water, which contains salt that causes scaling. The scaling in the drum may result in a lower life expectancy or a broken geyser.

  1. Overheating

While running hot water is the main reason why you would want to install a geyser, a geyser that gives out water that is above the temperature you expect can be a nuisance. Most geysers’ thermostats come with an on and off option. Such geysers don’t have a thermostat that allows you to control the temperature. Sometimes, the thermostat defaults in the “on'' position that results in the water getting heated in the tumbler. Such a situation is very dangerous as the water in the tumbler may overheat, causing an explosion. If you notice that your geyser is overheating the water and the thermostat isn't helping your cause, keep your geyser switched off and consider the option to buy a new geyser. At the end of the day, it comes down to knowing how a water heater works and getting the most out of it.

  1. Water flowing out is rusty

If the water flowing out of your tap is discoloured or rusty, there may be an issue with your geyser. If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to check the piping in your taps as well as the ones connecting your geyser to your tap. One of the reasons why you may be looking at rusty water flowing out of your tap is the corroding inner part of the geyser. Geysers are equipped with anode rods that usually attract corrosive elements in the water. A faulty anode rod may be replaced but chances are that the inner drum of your geyser could have corroded as well. In most cases, rusty water flowing from taps is one step away from your geyser leaking, which in turn may result in a broken geyser. In such a situation, heading to the market to analyze and buy a new geyser would be a viable option.

  1. Smelly hot water

Sometimes the water flowing through your taps or showers and into the bucket or on your body may have a metallic smell to it. The metallic smell may be caused due to the metallic parts from inside the geyser flaking off and mixing in the water that is getting heated. Since the inner drum of your geyser is flaking off, looking at options to buy a new geyser should be your next step.

  1. Increasing repair needs

Consistently calling a plumber to repair your geyser is a major sign that your heating unit may need to be replaced. If you have been calling someone to fix your geyser’s issues and if the bills you’ve paid add up to a significant amount, you may want to buy a new geyser at the earliest. Since you have continuously been spending on repairs, who’s to say that you won’t be spending more in the near future. Spending on a geyser not working properly isn’t a very feasible option.


If you have been facing any of the above issues, looking at better options to buy a new geyser should be on your mind. Jaquar looks to ensure that you are well informed about all geysers out there and has thus created a guide for you to choose the right water heater for your home.

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