Benefits of Boiling Water Taps in the kitchen
Benefits of Boiling Water Taps in the kitchen - Inspirational
What are boiling taps?
Boiling taps are a water tank that would be connected to your water supply as normal but is heated via a power socket and stored in the water tank until it is needed, when it is required you would simply use the boiling water switch on your tap and then you have instant boiling water.
Boiling water taps have many pros and cons for being installed in your home, if you are someone that is thinking about getting one installed but you are not quite sure if you want to commit to one then hopefully, these few pros and cons of the boiling water tap will help you make a decision.
Are boiling water taps efficient?
The efficiency of the boiling water tap would largely depend on whether you are likely to use it a lot. If you are always making hot drinks or you find that in your household you are always using the kettle then the boiling water tap would be a lot more efficient in this circumstance, especially if you look into it further for little tips on saving more energy with your tap like turning off the heater overnight.
It also depends on how efficient you are with your kettle as most people tend to over fill the kettle which then requires more energy to heat up the larger body of water also you may throw the water out or reheat it again and again till empty, that also is very un-efficient, so if you tend to do this then the tap would also be more efficient. The only inefficiency for the water tap would be that you do require constant electricity to the tap to allow for the water to remain heated but it will mean that you only use the water needed for each time you use it which would out way this.
Do boiling water taps save you money?
In short yes they would save you some money on your energy bill as outlined above, however with the initial investment for the tap to be purchased and installed you would not really see the savings until you had owned one for a few years, this is why they are usually bought for aesthetics and ease as opposed to cost effectiveness.
Are boiling water taps safe?
The main concern for people when getting a boiling water tap would be if it is safe enough especially if you have children, however the taps on the market have reliable safety features in place to make sure they are as safe as possible for all. Firstly the hot water taps have to be switched on with a button you hold down for them to work which means as soon as you release the button it shuts off and this will stop you accidentally leaving it on. Boiling water taps are also very heavily insulated which means that when using the tap the metal will not heat up, this will allow the tap to remain cool should you touch it after use, as well as this the water [pressure for the boiling water tap will be lower than that of a regular hot or cold tap, this is done to make sure there is no splashing from the tap when it is on causing burns.
Disadvantages to boiling water taps
There are not many disadvantages to boiling water taps, the main one and probably the only ones is how much they will cost. You would be looking at prices starting from around $500 and that depending on the tap you buy does not include installation. You also would need to keep cleaning out the water tank every now and then to stop limescale build up. As Well as this you also need to replace filters as and when necessary this also leads to more costs to buy these.
Are boiling water taps worth it?
The main thing here is as long as you can afford it then yes they are worth it, they will save you money in the long run and are more convenient as you have instant boiling water so no more boiling the kettle. It will also streamline your countertop more as you won’t need a kettle and this leaves more room for other things. If you maintain it correctly then it will last you many years.
If you are looking to get a boiling water tap ans you are unsure then hopefully, these few tips will give you an idea of what to expect and help you make the decision.