An instant hot water tap lets you pour near-boiling water whenever you need it. It removes the need to boil a kettle, and declutters your worktop.
Some models even provide filtered and chilled water. This reduces the need for water filter jugs, and saves energy as you only heat the amount of water you use.
Saves you time
Instant hot water taps save you time by allowing you to heat only the amount of water you need. Using a kettle, on the other hand, often involves filling it with more than you need and then throwing away the excess. This can waste a significant amount of energy in the form of electricity or gas, not to mention time waiting for the kettle to boil.
The small tap is connected to a compact water heater underneath it that rapidly warms up the water for you to use when you press the button. This allows you to skip the whole process of boiling on a stove or waiting for a kettle to boil, as well as the potential energy-wasting and safety risks associated with them.
Boiling hot water taps can also be used to brew tea and coffee, steam vegetables, cook pasta, and sterilise baby bottles. They are a convenient addition to any modern family home, and many models include child-proof locks and temperature control settings that make them easier to use than a traditional kettle.
Some of the best boiling hot water taps, such as Zip Hydrotaps and Billi’s UltraHot system, automatically adjust to your household’s elevation to provide near-boiling water without using more energy than necessary. They also have digital interface controls that enable you to set when the tap will be on and off, to save energy overnight, as well as memory and timer settings for when you’re planning to use the tap.
Saves you money
A boiling water tap is a smart investment. Not only do they dispense instant boiling water on demand, but they also help reduce energy consumption and therefore save you money on utility bills.
They work by utilising an aluminium heat exchanger that only turns on when hot water is needed. This means that your boiler will not be running throughout the night or day, which in turn will reduce your electricity costs.
Depending on the type of tap you choose, you may be able to dispense filtered hot and cold water as well. This can help improve the taste and quality of your water, as well as reducing waste from single-use plastic bottles that end up in landfill.
Another benefit of instant boiling water taps is that they use less energy than a kettle. They typically have a sprung safety handle that must be held down and twisted to activate the flow of water, which is controlled at a lower pressure to prevent spraying and spitting that could lead to scalding and burns.
Additionally, many boiling water taps have a temperature sensor that detects when the water is being used and automatically shuts off once the user’s desired temperature has been reached. This will further save you both time and energy, while ensuring your family or employees stay safe from accidental scalding and burning.
Saves you energy
While many people believe instant boiling water taps dispense water at boiling point, that is not the case. Instead, the tap dispenses water at a temperature between 92-100degC which is much less than boiling point. The reason for this is that the heater only heats water when it is needed, unlike home water heaters which stay on all night and day.
This means that you only use hot water when required, eliminating the waste associated with overfilling a kettle or using too much water to clean or cook with. The taps also come with built-in filters to reduce limescale build up, further reducing energy consumption.
They also help declutter your work space by replacing the need for a kettle and freeing up space on your kitchen counters. They can be used to make tea, coffee and sterilise baby bottles, amongst other things.
Installing an instant hot water tap in your home is a great way to save time and money, but it is important that you have it installed by a licensed professional plumber. This ensures that the installation is safe and it complies with all relevant regulations. It also helps to minimise the risk of damage to your plumbing and electrical systems. Contact St Paul Pipeworks today to book an installation or maintenance appointment. We have experienced plumbers who can assess your home and install the right instant boiling water tap for you.
Saves you space
Boiling water taps save on space as they remove the need for a kettle taking up valuable worktop space. They also allow you to cook vegetables, brew coffee or tea or even sterilise baby bottles with instant 100°C boiling water at the touch of a button.
You can also use it to dispense boiling hot water to rinse dishes or wash fruit and vegetables which could be a real bonus if you’re struggling with the amount of washing up that comes with everyday life. They are also ideal for quick meals such as pasta and curry, and can be used to rehydrate canned or frozen foods without the need to reheat them in the microwave.
They can be fitted with a filter to provide you with clean, clear, filtered water that reduces the risk of limescale build-up. They are also fitted with controls that dispense only the amount of hot water required, which will help to keep your energy bills down and prevent overfilling, which is a common problem that many people experience with a traditional kettle.
Many of our taps are also easy to install and can be connected directly to your existing cold water supply so you don’t need to change any plumbing in your kitchen. They are also easy to keep clean and tidy, as the tank is stored inside your sink cabinet and is hidden from view.