Instant boiling water taps offer a range of benefits, including time-saving convenience. They help you avoid overfilling the kettle and wasting energy, as well as keeping your worktop clear and streamlined for a cleaner finish.
They also allow you to access filtered water, and they can often be joined to other appliances for a complete kitchen upgrade. Here are four reasons why you should consider installing one in your home.
Boiling water taps, also known as boiling hot water systems, are a sleek and stylish alternative to traditional water dispensers and boilers. These units are plumbed directly into the kitchen sink and dispense instantaneous 98°C water upon an additional rap of the handle (or in some cases, an extra motion of the existing lever).
This allows you to make your morning coffee or tea without having to boil a kettle first. They also help to reduce energy consumption, as they only heat the amount of water required at any given time, rather than heating a large volume and having it sitting ready to be used when needed.
The insulated tank is connected to your plumbing system and can hold anywhere from three to 11 litres of water, so you’ll never run out. The handle has a sprung safety valve that requires a light press and twist to activate, which prevents accidental scalding while also protecting against running taps. Most models of boiling water taps also have a child-proof locking system and feature a sensor activated’sleep when it’s dark’ mode, to further protect against potential scalding.
This technology is an excellent addition to any home and could see the end of the humble kettle in many households. Not only does it save you the hassle of brewing your favourite beverage, but it also cuts down on the time and energy that is wasted when heating a kettle or boiling water in the microwave or on the stove.
2. Saves Energy
Instant hot water taps heat water at the point of use, so only the amount you need is heated. This drastically reduces energy consumption compared to heating large amounts of water in the traditional tank method. It also saves you the time and effort of boiling a kettle, or waiting for it to cool down.
The temperature can be adjusted manually, so you don’t need to keep it at a constant hot setting. Most models have a sprung safety handle which automatically springs back to the off position when you remove your hand from it, so you can’t leave near-boiling water running unattended. This is a great feature for households with children or older family members, and it eliminates the risk of scalding or accidental burns.
There are a variety of types of instant taps, including those that only dispense hot water and those with multiple dispense functions like boiling, cold, filtered, or instant coffee. Some are over-the-counter units with a single dispenser, while others (like our T3) are mounted directly on your sink and have separate hot and cold tanks that automatically refill for the corresponding water type.
A boiling water tap allows you to quickly and easily prepare meals, boil vegetables, or brew a cup of tea or coffee. They are easy to clean and have a sleek design that will look great in any kitchen. They also help declutter your workspace by eliminating the need for a kettle and freeing up space on your counters.
3. Reduces Waste
A hot water tap is a great way to reduce your energy consumption by only heating the amount of water you need when you need it. This saves energy by reducing the need to constantly heat and maintain the tank, which uses up electricity. It also helps to keep the temperature of your water stable, which can save energy as well.
With a traditional plumbing system, it can take a long time for hot water to reach your sink or shower. This is because the water has to travel from your water heater through a network of pipes, and cold water will often flow in front of it while it’s making its way there. This results in a lot of wasted water and energy.
Insulation in your home’s pipes can help reduce this problem, but an instantaneous hot water system is a much better solution. These systems are thermostatically controlled and only use the minimum amount of electricity to heat your water, so you won’t waste energy heating extra water or heating it again once it’s used.
Adding a drinking water dispenser to your kitchen set-up can further reduce waste by eliminating the need for you to buy bottled water. Plus, most models can filter your water to ensure it is free of harmful impurities, such as cysts, chlorine taste and odor, arsenic, lead, atrazine, and 2,4-D.
4. Saves Money
An instant hot water tap is often cheaper to run than a kettle. This is because they don’t use as much energy. However, this also depends on how many times you use the tap a day. If you only use it for one hot drink a day, then it may not be cheaper than using a kettle.
Most boiling water taps are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. For example, the Quooker tap dispenses hot water at a reduced temperature than a traditional kettle, which is great for saving on energy bills. Similarly, Zip and Billi under sink boiling water taps have an automatic switch off system that switches the tap off when it is not in use.
Whether you’re cooking, cleaning without harsh chemicals, entertaining, or simply enjoying a cup of tea or coffee – an instant hot water tap offers the convenience you need to get more done. And, with a variety of gorgeous faucet styles and finishes to choose from, you can upgrade your kitchen with an instant tap that blends in with your décor.
To find out more about an instant hot water tap or to purchase one for your home, contact a local plumbing specialist. Professional plumbers are trained to install these types of products correctly and ensure all relevant connections are made safely. They are also qualified to provide ongoing maintenance and repairs.