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Do boiling water kitchen taps save money?

If you’re in the process of planning a kitchen renovation, either for your own benefit or to add value before selling the property, the prospect of boiling water kitchen taps is probably one that you’ve considered.

Before making your decision, though, you’ll want to weigh up the pros and cons. This is particularly true from a financial perspective, and our guide will provide the clarity you need.

How do instant boiling taps work?

Instant boiling kitchen taps do exactly what they say. They provide homeowners with instant access to boiling water. This removes the need for a kettle, saving you valuable time in the kitchen, and removing the need to boil more water than is required.

The water boiling system is made up of the key components. The boiler, which is usually installed under the sink, will connect to your main water supply. Once connected and powered on, it will boil and store the water so that it is ready to be used. The second component is the tap. Once turned on, the boiling water is delivered.

Homeowners with children will be pleased to know they feature a safety mechanism, meaning you need to press a button while turning the tap. So, if the kids turn the taps, they won’t get burnt.

Are boiling water taps cheaper to run than kettles?

In a word: yes. Having a continued access to boiling water may sound expensive, but it costs an average of just 3 pence per day. In comparison, an average sized kettle will cost 2.5p per boil. So, if you’re boiling the kettle 10 times per day, that’s £1.75 per week compared to just 21p for the boiling tap.

This is the same process whether you opt for a Brushed Copper look or Chrome unit. However, the costs of boiling water aren’t the only issue to consider when considering the financial costs.

Do instant water taps save money?

Instant access to boiling water will naturally generate small savings for your water and electricity bills. Then again, there are several other features to analyse. The cost of a boiling water tap isn’t cheap. They are far more extensive than most traditional style taps.

On a brighter note, the fact that they are built to last for years means that you’ll remove the costs of replacing your kettle every 12-24 months. Those savings do add up. Crucially, the installation of an instant boiling tap can boost the value of the property and gives the kitchen a modern and luxurious vibe.

While there is an initial outlay, you will get your money back over time – whether you plan to stay or sell.

Which boiling water tap is best?

Boiling water taps are manufactured by several brands, and finding the right one is vital. This is because some boiling water taps are actually hot water taps. They provide instant access to hotter water than a standard hot top. However, it’s not the 100 degrees of boiling water. We stock Eliseo Ricci, which provides true boiling water while also delivering stunning styles for the contemporary or traditional kitchen.

From Gunmetal Grey to Brushed Gold, there are plenty of aesthetic options at your disposal. You must also consider whether to use a single tap, a 3-in-1 option, or a 4-in-1 solution. A 3-in-1 offers a cold water feed, hot water feed and a boiling water feed while a 4-in-1 adds a filtered water option.

When your tap serves multiple purposes, it can save even more money in the long run while also promoting a minimalist look. They aren’t needed by everyone, but do deserve your attention.

Are there any other benefits of boiling water taps?

Boiling water taps aren’t only installed for financial reasons. There are many other incentives for potentially choosing them, including but not limited to;

  • Gain a minimalistic and stylish aesthetic in the kitchen by removing the need for a kettle and combining taps.
  • They are energy-efficient, meaning you’ll simultaneously help the planet by reducing electricity and water waste.
  • Save time as you no longer need to wait 3-5 minutes for your kettle to boil, allowing you to get on with other tasks.
  • They are a modern touch that will probably enter millions of homes over the coming years, and it’s good to be ahead of the curve.
  • The uses extend beyond making a cup of tea and can aid your daily cooking activities as well as deep cleaning duties.

Recap – are boiling water taps a good investment?

Instant boiling water taps aren’t an essential feature for every homeowner, but their benefits can be enjoyed by virtually anyone. Whether installing a new kitchen or looking for a green, convenient, and luxury addition to the home, they are a great solution.

To find out more about the various options and styles, we’re here to help.