Do Boiling Water Taps Need a Hot Water Supply, and are they worth the cost?
No, they work from a cold water supply. These taps save water and energy as the instant flow of boiling water uses less energy. As it comes straight from the tap, you can be far more accurate with how much boiling water you want.
What is a 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 boiling tap?
Different manufacturers offer different features in their 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 Taps. But a few standard features a 3-in-1 tap includes are instant hot water between 700C to 980C and regular hot and cold water, temperature adjustment settings and an anti-scalding feature. While a 4-in-1 tap offers regular hot and cold water, instant hot water between 700C to 980C and filtered cold water, and a temperature adjustment setting controller with digital display and anti-scalding features. But all of these features may vary, depending on the tap brand you select.
Does a boiling water tap cost a lot to run, and should you turn it off during the night?
Hot taps cost about 5.27p per day and a total of 37p per week (prices may differ due to rising energy costs), which is almost the same as a kettle, and yes, you can turn it off during the night as it would prevent heat loss and help conserve energy. It would also help to improve the overall efficiency of the tap.
Which instant hot water tap is best, and what to look for when buying a new one?
InSinkErator 3N1 and the Grohe Red Duo. Get these at a competitive rate from our store. Tank Size, Temperature and filtered water options are things to look out for when buying a new hot water tap. Tank size - a larger tank allows you to use the hot water more often. Read our guide on 5 Reasons To Buy An Instant Boiling Water Tap.
Can You Install a Ceramic or a Granite Sink with a Boiling Water Tap?
Yes, both ceramic and granite sinks can be used with boiling water taps which dispense water at 980C as both these materials can withstand much higher temperatures.
Do Boiling Taps Need Electricity, and how long does it take to heat up?
The water from a boiling water tap comes from a tank where the water is heated by electricity. The tank needs an electrical connection.
It depends on the model's wattage and capacity, and it usually takes 8 to 15 minutes to heat up.