Hot Water Dispenser

A hot water dispenser is a faucet like arrangement that is attached on a sink. It can provide hot water when needed. When this faucet is turned on, it provides hot water directly which is useful for various kitchen purposes. The water can be near boiling point, though there are temperature controls in some models that can be used to alter the temperature of the water as per needs. Since kitchen sinks already have a faucet, the faucet of the hot water dispenser can sit adjacent to it. Most homeowners plan a hot water dispenser right when they are installing the sink so that the two faucets match. This is not much of an inconvenience because there is a huge range of hot water dispenser faucets available, in a variety of colors and finishes.

The mechanism of the hot water dispenser is very simple. These dispensers mainly contain a tank and a faucet. The tank is connected to the main water line of the house. It gets filled with the normal temperature water from the plumbing line. Here, because of an electric heater coil, the water gets heated. A potentiometer can be used to regulate the temperature of the heater coil in some models. This heated water is then retained in the tank. When needed, the user will open the valve of the faucet. The pressure difference created by opening the valve will cause the hot water to rise through the tap and get dispensed.

As soon as this water is dispensed, more water will be drawn in from the main line and this will now be heated and retained for future use. In that way, the hot water dispenser can be used for continuous hot water supply in the house.

Hot water dispensers have been around since the 1970s, which has given them a good amount of time to evolve. Today, some hot water dispensers can produce as many as sixty cups of boiling water continuously. Dispensers with powers of up to 750 watts have been designed.

At the same time, the very design of hot water dispensers is considered to be energy-efficient. These will dispense water only when it is needed, which reduces the wastefulness of other methods. Since only the requisite amount of water is heated, it saves on electricity too. Using a hot water dispenser consumes less electricity than using a 40 watt light bulb for daily needs.

There are various modifications with hot water dispensers in recent times. Some of these provide adjustments for both hot and cold water, making it unnecessary to have another faucet in the sink. That is the primary intention too, because a sink with two faucets does not look appealing to many homeowners. There are also hot water dispensers with inbuilt filtration systems. These work quite efficiently at filtering out microorganisms, particulate matters, lead and even odors from the water. They can also remove chlorine from the water, thus making it much purer than the normal tap water received in most homes. However, hot water dispensers with filtration systems can be quite expensive.

The best utility of hot water dispensers is in kitchens. Instant hot water can save a lot of cooking time. It can also be helpful in washing stubborn food residues on utensils and in washing feeding bottles for babies. Hot water is also much healthier than normal tap water, with or without a filtration system built in.

Hot water dispensers are easily available online. They can also be purchased through home needs stores and kitchen d├ęcor stores. They usually come with a do it yourself guide. People can install these dispensers themselves with a little knowledge of plumbing and hardware. Professionals who do the fitting will include plumbers and people employed by the manufacturers themselves.

This Hot Water Dispenser Review is Written/Updated on Aug 13th, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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