Which water heater is suitable for you?
If you are considering using a water heater in or near your caravan, chalet or log cabin, it is good to know what a camping water heater is exactly, what types are there and what the pros and cons are. In this way you will find out exactly which type of water heater is most suitable for you.
What is a water heater?
A water heater is used for the preparation of hot water. The reason it is called also a instantaneous water heater is because the water is heated when you turn on the tap and the water flows through the water heater.
Types of water heaters
Water heaters come in many shapes and sizes. There are water heaters that run on electricity, natural gas and propane or butane gas. There are also water heaters that are suitable for indoor or outdoor use, and there are so-called open and closed geysers.
At the campsite, a propane or butane water heater is often chosen because, as a rule, there is no connection to the natural gas network and also electricity is not always available. A propane or butane water heater is then a good option and in use comparable to a natural gas water heater.
The choice of an indoor or outdoor water heater for your caravan, log cabin or chalet depends on what you need the water for. Do you only use it for washing dishes? Or do you also want to shower? And, do you shower outside or do you have a bathroom inside? These are important questions that you must be answered when choosing an indoor or outdoor water heater.
If you opt for an open water heater, make sure that the room in which the water heater is located is sufficiently ventilated. Open water heaters extract the air required for combustion from the room where they are installed. Room sealed water heaters use their own supply of fresh air.
The pros and cons of camping water heaters
The advantage of water heaters is that they can supply an unlimited amount of hot water and you never have to wait for the water to heat up. Another advantage is that water heaters are cheaper to purchase, but also to use, than storage devices such as a boiler.
The disadvantage is that water heaters often supply less hot water per minute than storage devices. As a result, it is usually not possible to draw hot water in several places at the same time. But of course this does not apply to the campsite, because you already consume less water anyway than at home.
In terms of capacity, it is good to remember the following:
- Models that deliver up to 5 liters of water per minute are intended for, for example, filling a washbasin;
- Models that deliver up to 10 liters of water per minute are meant for showering;
- Models that supply more than 12 liters of water per minute can be used to fill a bath.
If you want some more advice about which camping water heater you should purchase, you can always contact us. We are happy to help you make the right choice!