A Quick Overview of the Instant Hot-Water Dispenser
If you boil a lot of water on a daily basis, whether for your morning tea or pasta for your dinner, you might want to consider getting an instant hot-water dispenser. These small hot-water tanks will save you energy and improve the functionality of your kitchen.
Heating up a pot of water to bring it to a boil or keeping an electric pot of water hot all day uses up a significant amount of energy. For one, it requires electricity to bring the water to a hot temperature. If you’re doing this during the summer, even more energy is wasted because the air conditioner will then have to work harder to remove the heat that is introduced into your indoor air.
The humidity level in your home will have increased as well, giving another task for your air conditioner to do, which consumes even more energy. An instant hot-water dispenser system typically includes a small insulated tank that’s located under your kitchen sink and a dispenser next to your faucet. The tank holds near-boiling water that’s kept at a constant temperature. Energy in the form of electricity is still required to keep the water hot, but at much lower levels than what it takes to heat a kettle constantly.
Moreover, an instant hot-water dispenser will not bring extra heat into your home or increase your humidity levels. Another benefit to having an instant hot-water dispenser in your kitchen is the increased convenience you’ll enjoy. You won’t need to wait for a pot of water to become hot enough to enjoy a hot cup of tea or to cook rice, pasta and soup. Most hot-water dispensers can hold about 50 cups of hot water, which should be enough to meet your daily needs. For better-tasting water, you can get a hot-water dispenser that includes a water filter.
For more information on instant hot-water dispensers or other ways to save energy, please contact us at Sobieski Services. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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