On a cold winter day in the Bay Area, nothing beats warming up with a hot mug of coffee, tea or hot cocoa. But wouldn’t you love a way to avoid waiting for water to boil in order to enjoy your hot beverage? With an instant hot water dispenser, you can! Today we’re going to talk about how an instant hot water dispenser works and the benefits of installing one in your home!

What is an instant hot water dispenser?

An instant hot water dispenser is a plumbing appliance that provides you with piping hot water at the push of a button. The dispenser is typically installed under your kitchen sink and connected to its own dedicated faucet.

How does an instant hot water dispenser work?

An instant hot water dispenser is connected by a plumber to your home’s existing water supply. The dispenser heats water either in a small storage tank or on-demand (similar to a tankless water heater). Whenever you’d like to use hot water in your kitchen, you simply push the lever on the dispenser’s faucet and it comes right out. The temperature of the water is typically somewhere around 200 degrees (near-boiling point).

What are the benefits of installing an instant hot water dispenser in your home?

  • No waiting for hot water. Waiting for water to boil in a pot or a microwave can be time-consuming, especially if you want hot water for multiple different uses at the same time. An instant hot water dispenser cuts out the waiting and provides you with hot water the moment you need it.
  • Save energy and water. Instant hot water dispensers (especially systems with on-demand heating) consume a minimal amount of energy. This allows you to cut back on the amount of energy you use on a daily basis for your stove and microwave. An instant hot water dispenser will also save water because you won’t have to waste water while waiting for your tap to heat up.
  • Safer than raising your water heater’s temperature. Your water heater’s temperature should be set somewhere around 120 degrees in order to avoid scalding. An instant hot water dispenser provides a safe way to get boiling-hot water out of your tap without having to raise your water heater’s temperature to a dangerously-high level.
  • Convenient for many different uses. The hot water that you can get out of an instant hot water dispenser can be used for all kinds of things, including making hot beverages, boiling rice or pasta, making soup, thawing frozen foods and more!

If you have any questions about an instant hot water dispenser, or if you’d like a plumbing system serviced or installed in your home, contact Cabrillo, your Bay Area plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor.