Instant clean, filtered boiling water on tap is an essential for many commercial businesses, workplaces, and homes. Different taps and styles will suit different environments, so it's important to know exactly what kind of boiling water taps are on the market.
For more information about the best boiling water tap solutions in 2021, contact The Water People. Our expert team can advise you on what tap will work best in your setting.
What is the best boiling water tap for you?
A top-of-the-range boiling water tap can dispense boiling, chilled and sparkling water, as well as hot and cold mains water, at rates high enough to supply the busiest setting.
Finding the best solution for you all boils down to understanding your needs, and then matching you to the right brand and model. To help get you started, here are some questions you should ask yourself:
- Do I want a tap installed over a sink, mounted on a bench or on the wall, or free standing?
- Do I need a separate mixer tap for mains water?
- Would I prefer an integrated tap that dispenses both boiling and mains water?
- Do I want my boiling water tap to dispense chilled or sparkling water as well?
- How many people will be using my tap?
Answers to these questions will help you decide on the best boiling water tap for your setting. To learn more about the different kinds of boiling water taps, read on.
1. Under bench systems
When it comes to boiling water taps, many choose to have them installed over a sink, with a unit contained under the bench. Having these boiling water taps installed over a sink is great for accessibility, and can create a plethora of uses outside of drinking water. For example, you can fill pots for cooking, or buckets for cleaning.
If you're after market-leading solutions with plenty of style, The Water People supply and install Billi and Zip brand boiling water taps in several different choices of finish and colour. To better understand the pros and cons of these brands, read our comparison of Zip vs Billi taps.
If you are looking for a simple and cost-effective boiling water taps, you should look no further than our Hydromix range. Hydromix boiling water taps are available in a range of capacities and operate from mains water pressure. All Hydromix taps feature exceptional functionality and low-maintenance design.
Pros of under bench systems
- Accessibility and greater application
Cons of under bench systems
- Static (cannot be moved)
- Frequent filter changes
2. Wall mounted boiling water taps
All of the above brands also produce wall mounted boiler systems, which come in a range of boiling capacities and with a choice of stainless steel or powder-coated finishes.
On wall boilers range from simple, low-maintenance and low-cost systems to more advanced touchscreen and high-tech systems that can be programmed with times, temperatures and usage requirements.
Pros of wall mounted boiling water taps
- Low cost and low maintenance
Cons of wall mounted boiling water taps
- Static (cannot be moved)
- Lower capacity
At The Water People, we also stock a range of Waterlux and Bibo bench-mounted and freestanding water coolers that dispense boiling water as well.
It's a common misconception that boiling water systems are unsafe. When used correctly under the correct safety guidelines, boiling water taps present very little danger for most people. If employed in an office setting, your boiling water taps should be well signposted, with correct operating processes clearly visible. We would also recommend taking new staff through these saftey precautions as part of a standard onboarding procedure.
If, at home, you worry about small children and the elderly scalding themselves with an instant boiling water tap, then you can select a model with an integrated safety feature. This means that you will need to activate both a safety switch and the tap at the same time to dispense boiling water. This feature can be enabled or disabled at any time.
Installation and maintenance
No matter what boiling water tap you choose, it’s important to have it properly installed and to keep it well maintained.
Our team of expert technicians have years of experience in the installation, servicing and maintenance of drinking water systems in hospitals, homes, schools and offices, and will ensure your boiling water tap is correctly fitted and kept in top working order.
As a general rule, filters on boiling water systems in a commercial setting should be changed every three to six months. We make this easy for you by keeping a record of when your cartridges are due to be changed. We then give you the option of either replacing them yourself, or choosing a visit from our professional team.
There's no need to remember when your boiling water tap is due to for servicing, as we can handle the scheduling for you.