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Whether you’re putting a kettle on for tea, a pot on for pasta, or any other task that requires hot water, it usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes for water to come to a boil. Meaning the average person wastes an hour or more a week merely waiting for boiling water! Hot water dispensers may be the answer to all your kitchen needs. While having been around since the early 1990s in Europe, hot water dispensers have only recently begun to gain traction within America.
How hot water dispensers work is quite simple and with this handy guide, you will soon see the benefits of having your own dispenser professionally installed by Art Plumbing, AC & Electric! In the simplest terms, a qualified technician will expertly install a small, electrically powered tank underneath your sink which constantly keeps water at a very high temperature – usually around 201°F. A hose is then run from the tank to an installed faucet on your sink, which most likely means a hole to fit the dispenser faucet will need to be drilled alongside your existing faucet. When the hot water dispenser is connected, you will then have near-boiling water constantly at the touch of a button.
While the mechanics and installation of the dispenser are simple, it is important to consider several things to make sure you have a hot water dispenser that fits your needs.
Benefits of Hot Water Dispensers
Even quick boil burners and electric kettles take several minutes to come to a boil, but hot water dispensers have a myriad of benefits, such as:
Saves TimeCups of tea, instant coffee, hot chocolate, or even instant noodles can be ready quickly instead of waiting for water to boil.
Hidden UsesHot water dispensers can also be used to loosen stubborn lids, clean without chemicals, quickly rinse recyclables, or even thaw frozen vegetables!
Saves EnergyNot only will you be using less heat or electricity from your stove, but you will also cut down on waste because you’ll be able to use the exact amount of water you need.
SafetyDepending on the model of hot water dispenser, many are now equipped with safety locks for children, insulated faucets that prevent touch burns, and temperature adjustments.
What to Consider
It is important to find a hot water dispenser that works for you and your family. To make sure you purchase and install the right one, keep in mind:
CapacityDispensers come in various sizes, with popular sizes including 1/2-gallon, 2/3-gallon, and 5/8-gallon. Depending on the size of your household and level of use, our expert plumbers can help determine the size right for you.
Price RangeHot water dispensers are an investment with prices ranging from around $200 to over $2,000 for the system alone. Though many of the lower priced dispensers will do a great job, the higher priced models come with several features one may find beneficial.
ChildrenAlmost all dispensers now come with a child safety lock included or one that can be purchased, however; it is often easy to forget to use the lock or for children to open the lock. Always explain proper safety protocols to children.
Water QualityDepending on the hardness of the water in your area, it may be a wise choice to consider a hot water dispenser with a built-in filtration system to avoid build-up. Note that it is important to soak the tap with vinegar monthly to keep it clear.
Several varieties of hot water dispensers are available on the market today, making the decision to pick one difficult. Art Plumbing, AC & Electric can help you decide which model works best for your everyday needs by considering the amount of use, capacity, safety concerns, water quality, and your price range. Not only can we help you choose the right dispenser, but our expert technicians will also properly install your dispenser so you can have hot water at the touch of a button! Call us today at 561-391-1048 to find a hot water dispenser your home deserves.