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A Guide to Zip Hot Water Taps

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The Water People
The Water People
February 1, 2020
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How to Use Zip Boiling Water Taps in Your Home or Office

Traditionally, hot water comes from hot water tanks. As the water is used up, cold water replaces it in the tank. Reheating cold water takes time, which interrupts the hot water supply to residential and commercial buildings. Now, you can install an instantaneous hot water system which heats your water when you need it.

Installing a Zip hot water tap means you'll cut down on time spent waiting for water to boil for teas and coffees, and reduce your electricity consumption at the same time. You'll be lowering your carbon emissions, and saving on your utility bills.

At The Water People, we have an unbeatable range of Zip premium boiling water systems. Whether it's for a residential home or a commercial site, we can install and service hot water taps to suit all needs.

Now that you know why you need a hot water tap, find out more about how to:

  • Choose the right system
  • Install the system
  • Use your new tap
  • Keep Maintain it

What do you want from your Zip hot water tap?

If you just want hot water, you can get a single tap. But, if you want supreme convenience, you can get mixer taps. Zip's HydroTap was named kitchen product of the year in 2019 in the United States. It combines boiling water, filtered chilled drinking water, and sparkling water taps in one system.

Other water taps  you can get include:

  • Boiling and chilled
  • Boiling and ambient (filtered)
  • All-in-one with a separate cold and hot water mains tap

How many people will use the tap?

Is the water system going in the kitchen of an office with 50 to 100 people, or are you looking for instantaneous hot water at home for your family of 5? The demand for your tap will influence the type of water system you need, and its litre capacity.

We can install Zip boiling water taps in:

  • Offices
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Aged care
  • Gym and sports clubs
  • Healthcare
  • Education

How to maintain your Zip hot water tap

Hot water taps need routine maintenance. As a general rule, water filters should be changed every six months, and the system will need to be checked once in a while. Instead of worrying about it yourself, you can utilise our water system repair service.

Our expert technicians can help repair all types of systems. We can get to your site within 24-48 hours and, in certain situations, we can offer same-day water filter services. We keep our fees low, so you can maintain your hot water tap and stay within budget.

Does it actually boil?

Hot water taps are often referred to as 'boiling' water taps. In most cases, like Zip's hot water HydroTap, the system heats the water to 98 degrees — which is 2 degrees shy of what is considered 'boiling' temperature. This different is negligible for most commercial and home applications.

In most cases, boiling water will burn tea leaves and change the way it tastes. Most herbal teas should be brewed below 90 degrees Celsius, while coffee should be brewed at 95 degrees.

Find the perfect tap

Zip HydroTap Classic boiling, sparkling and chilled tap

Zip's classic HydroTap delivers instant boiling, chilled and sparkling water in one convenient and easy-to-use system. Using activated carbon and 0.2 micron sediment removal technology, the water filter can remove odours, dirt, and contaminants from the water.

We recommend using this tap to supply water for 21-40 people.


  • A light will flash when you need to change the filter
  • Full colour interactive touch screen display
  • 2 boiling water safety modes
  • 3 energy saving modes


  • 100 cups of boiling water per hour
  • 75 cups of chilled water per hour

Zip Hydrotap Classic with boiling, sparkling, chilled and hot and cold mains

boiling and sparkling water tap

If you're fitting out a brand-new kitchen and you need hot and cold mains, you can get it all at once with this tap system. You can connect the unit to your mains pressure hot and cold water supply, or choose a model which mixes cold water with boiling water to create hot water — eliminating the need for a connection to a separate hot water heater.

We recommend using this tap to cater for 41-60 people.


  • 2 boiling water safety modes
  • 3 energy safety modes
  • Interactive touch screen display
  • 2.6kg refillable C02 cylinder with 6kg upgrade option
  • Sub-micron integrated water filter


  • 160 cups of boiling water per hour
  • 175 cups of chilled filtered water per hour

Zip HydroTap boiling and ambient

Boiling and ambient water tap

Don't care about sparkling and chilled water? If you just want a boiling water tap, and filtered ambient drinking water, this is the tap for you.

We recommend using this tap to cater for 61-100 people.


  • Single under-bench command centre with pin code protection
  • 2 boiling water modes
  • 3 energy saving modes
  • 0.2 micron water filtration


  • 240 cups of boiling water per hour

Why you should choose a Zip boiling water tap

Zip is one of the brands we are proud to sell and install at The Water People. We know and trust Zip — it's Australian owned and innovative — it created the world's first boiling water faucet in 1970.

Zip boiling water taps:

  • Save space
  • Provide cleaner water
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Last for years and years
  • Allow you to control the temperature of the heated water

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