Choosing a reliable water heater for a summer residence
Summer life in the countryside is mostly filled with positives. A water heater for a summer cottage is an urgent need. Among the many electrical and gas appliances, you need to choose the best option. This takes into account the composition of the family, permanent or temporary residence, is there a possibility of centralized provision or will you have to use liquefied gas from a cylinder, and water from a well.
Criteria for choosing a seasonal water heater
First you need to choose which water heater is better. Decide on what energy the device will work. Electric storage water heaters, boilers, operate in the presence of a water supply with a pressure in the line above 0.7 bar. But you can use the ones built into the tap, which turn on when there is a duct through the pipe. There are bulk water heaters that heat the filled portion. The flow heater can be electric or gas.
For an electric instantaneous water heater, a separate line is needed that can withstand a load of over 3 kW. A compact gas suburban water heater is considered the most economical and affordable device for temporary residence.
The boiler is installed in the presence of a continuous pressure water supply system. In a country house, water supply to the system can be carried out using a circulation pump. The size of the storage water heater is selected depending on the water demand of all residents, with the possibility of using antibacterial water treatment, delayed start mode and other options.
When choosing a water heater for a summer residence, it is necessary to provide for winter preservation. At sub-zero temperatures, the remaining water will rupture the tubes; not all internal lining will withstand the thermal compression of the metal.
Companies producing water heaters for seasonal use
The Delimano flow-through water heater looks like a tap, it is installed instead of the classic shut-off and control device. The body is made of durable insulating thermoplastic, the internal parts are metal. The crane rotates on the base, directing the jet in different directions. The outgoing jet is saturated with atmospheric oxygen. In 5 seconds, the water heats up to 60 degrees. A special heating element with a power of 3 kW is used.
Dignity of the Delimano water heater:
- you can install and remove the device yourself;
- does not take up space;
- has the function of an aerator;
- beneficial to use, since energy is spent at the time of consumption of hot water.
It is not necessary to use hot water, the thermostat allows you to set any heating mode. In this case, the indicator will highlight the low temperature on the task – in blue, high in red. The diameter of the water heater is 70 mm with a height of 125 mm. The total weight of the device is 1010 g. The cost of a water heater tap is 5999 rubles..
Timberk electric storage and instantaneous water heaters are supplied in various designs. In total, there are 15 series of this brand on the trading floors. Attracted by the line of flow-through devices with a power supply of 3.5 kW. At an economical consumption, the device can work as a tap, shower, or combine both functions in turn, using nozzles.
Flowing water heaters, for example Optikum WHE-3 OC, heat water up to 650 in an amount of 3.5 l / min. Such devices are used in the summer, when the water in the line is heated to at least 150. Of the features of these devices, it can be noted:
- streamlined waterproof housing of modern design;
- compactness and easy access to service;
- hydraulic valve with dry heat protection;
- high-strength body with ribbing;
- easily accessible reusable water filter.
Warranty for the water heater is 18 months, the price of the device is 2.2 thousand rubles.
Designed Timberk water heaters will decorate a country house with year-round living. Moreover, in the arsenal of the company’s products there are tanks up to 445 liters in volume. Small accumulators for 10, 30, 50 liters for lines, with a steady pressure on the supply pipe, are suitable for horizontal and vertical installation. So the water heater Timberk SWH RE11 50 V is designed for a voltage of 220 V, has a heating element with a power of 1.5 kW and heats up within 40 minutes. The tank is enameled, the cost of the device is 4650 rubles.
A 30 liter water heater will cost a little more than 4 thousand rubles. Timberk storage water heaters are produced in volumes from 10 liters. The devices operate silently from the network, consuming from 1.2 kW / hour of electricity. Protection devices ensure reliable operation and consumer safety when operating a device of any capacity and configuration.
Summer residents were the first to appreciate Haier storage water heaters. A powerful plant for heating water devices began its development with the production of storage water heaters with a capacity of 8 to 30 liters. In 2015, it was the small volume heaters that were in demand, and 50% of the company’s products were in this sector..
The manufacturer supplies the heater with a 2 mm thick decarbonized steel body. The inner surface is covered with a layer of enamel. The heating element is completed with a magnesium anode of increased weight.
All this guarantees the service life of the Haier water heater for 7 years. The heater is provided with protection:
- overpressure relief valve;
- protection against “dry” switching on;
Atmor water heater is a product of Israeli manufacturers. The company produces storage and flow-through devices of various capacities. Suitable for summer cottage use:
- AT series drives, up to 30 liters, 1.5 kW, maximum heating up to 850;
- flow-through device of the Summer series, with a dedicated line of 3.5 kW, maximum heating 650.
The remaining series of Atmor water heaters are intended for use in a country house all year round or in dwellings with a centralized cold water supply..
What attracts a running water heater:
- tolerant of hard water, a filter is required from mechanical impurities;
- there is a display and the ability to control temperature;
- the declared service life is 10 years;
- uses electrical energy only when water is used.
Of the several series of products for use in summer cottage, flow-through gravity and pressure water heaters Polaris VEGA are more suitable. The line is represented by models for connection with a device power of 3.5 and 5.5 kW. All of them are marked with the letter T, which means the use of dry heating elements.
Ceramic flasks of such heaters are inert to ion exchange in water, therefore they are not a platform for precipitation of hardness salts..
The line includes water heaters with 3 steps of heating temperature control. The Polaris water heater comes with a special shower head and a tap that increase the outlet water pressure.
General characteristics of devices:
- pressure in the supply pipeline – 0.25-6.0 bar;
- maximum heating – 570;
- display with actual temperature reading;
- filtration of incoming water;
- accessories for connection.
The cost of flow-through devices is 1800-3000 rubles.
Water heater Atlantic is the brainchild of French manufacturers from the Groupe Atlantic company. It is a recognized European leader in the development of the best corrosion protection systems for water heaters. Initially, ordinary steel was used for the production of tanks, later a special enamel composition with the inclusion of zirconium was developed, a durable enamel that is not susceptible to cracking during thermal expansion of the metal.
Our own scientific base allows us to develop new technologies. So, innovations have touched the process of slowing down the deposition of hardness salts on heating elements, by changing the contour. The use of closed electrodes has increased the service life of the apparatus. For work in hard water conditions, a closed circuit is better, but the devices belong to the line of elite devices and are expensive. Water heaters Atlantic Ego and E-Series are available for summer cottages. The cost of devices is within 8-12 thousand rubles.
The simplest device – the Alvin water heater is indispensable in a rural courtyard. Poured washbasin with the function of heating water, pre-poured to the desired level. From the tap, you can wash dishes in running water, carry out hygiene procedures. The thermostat has 3 levels of regulation. Therefore, in 15 minutes you can get a temperature of 400, which is enough even for washing dishes. Teng is recessed below the level of the crane installation, therefore it is always under the bay.
The Alvin water heater is equipped with a stainless steel heating element, the tank has an inner plastic liner that keeps the water temperature.
There is an economical consumption of electricity. For safety reasons, the socket must be used with grounding, power is supplied to the heating element after pouring water into the tank. Built-in thermostat protects against overheating.
The cost of a bulk water heater with a volume of 20 liters is about 2 thousand rubles.
The Garanterm storage water heater belongs to a Russian manufacturer. The popular models for several years now have trouble-free operation with voltage drops, on hard water. The product has 7 serial modifications, and each of them contains water heaters for 30, 50, 80 liters..
The advantage of the product is the use of high quality stainless steel for the inner tank. The outer casing is made of polished steel or high-quality white plastic. Similar performance from other manufacturers is significantly more expensive.
Garanterm water heaters are heavy, voluminous boilers are produced in floor-standing design. The series can be distinguished:
- rondo – round tanks;
- origin – the inside of the steel is covered with epoxy enamel;
- image – two stainless steel tanks are installed inside, outside the body is made of polished steel;
- narrow – flat boiler, white outside.
The cost of drives starts from 8 thousand rubles.
The product line of the German company Stibel Eltron includes storage water heaters with floor and wall mounting. But Stiebel Eltron instantaneous water heaters are in special demand..
Devices of different series have different performance and power, starting from 3 kW. Hydraulic and electronic controls are used. The compact device can be installed in pressure and non-pressure lines. There are devices designed to work with water of increased hardness.
Depending on the power consumption, instantaneous water heaters can provide the required flow. Service for its products, the German manufacturer guarantees.
Water heaters Etalon do not cause positive emotions among users. In storage devices, poor assembly is noted; during installation, you have to engage in tightening, sealing. Primitive control and device. But even a model completely made of plastic for 30 liters Etalon 350 shower + faucet does not withstand the load and deforms. The cost of the device of 6 thousand rubles obliges the manufacturer to create high-quality products. There are equally outraged reviews from users about drives. Russian assembly model.
Water heating equipment company Oasis uses electricity and gas power supply. High quality Oasis storage water heaters are produced.
Flow models with operation on the energy of combustion of liquefied and natural gas are started by turning the water valve. The combustion intensity is adjusted to the water pressure. There are heating mode switches. Protection against freezing, overheating is provided.
Seven series of storage boilers allow you to choose a model of any complexity for any energy source. There is a magnesium anode, safety devices. The cost of Oasis water heaters corresponds to the quality of products and the capabilities of consumers.
The oldest of all the companies in the survey, Aeg has been manufacturing household appliances since 1883. All of her products are made with high quality and modern design. For summer residents, it will be useful to purchase AEG water heaters for electric and gas energy. The range of devices contains:
- storage electric and gas water heaters;
- flowing devices;
- flow-through storage devices;
- household boilers.
From the many presented water heaters for summer cottages, you can choose a model that meets the needs of each consumer.