Instant Hot Water Dispenser Installation Tips

instant-water-dispenserIf you want to heat water instantly, you really need an instant hot water dispenser that is really a good addition to your kitchen sink. Once you open your faucet, you can get hot water. This is so amazing. You can have water boiled at your fingertips. It is very convenient to use. You can use instant hot water for tea, coffee, as well as hot chocolate. You also can use it for making a cup of jello, oatmeal. Or noodles. If you use a rice cooker to cook rice, you can fill hot water to shorten the cooking time. Cooking pasta is also very fast if you fill nearly boiling water into the pot.

Such an instant hot water dispenser brings so many benefits and has plenty of uses. You also can invent your own uses.

Well, someone may think it may be hard to install. However, it is not the fact. Before installing one, something also needs to be considered. Do you plan to install it yourself or just hire a professional? If you are a good DIYer, you can install it yourself. Or, hiring a professional is a good choice. It is recommended to consider all the aspects of the job, which can make the job go more smoothly.

When you try to find a place to install an instant hot water dispenser, the following things are available for you to look out for.

Space above the sink

The first thing you need to consider whether you have enough room on the top of your sink to install the instant hot water dispenser. If there is an existing extra hole in the skin, it is great, because you don’t have to remove something to make a hole free up for your water dispenser. If you have to, you may need to remove the built-in soap dispenser or other sink accessories. Or, you may need to purchase a new kitchen faucet. You need to choose a 2-hole kitchen faucet instead of a 3-hole version, because a 2-hole faucet is able to open up the necessary mounting hole. You also may need to drill your sink for an additional hole, depending on what type of water sink you have.

Space under the sink

Also, you need to make sure there is enough space under the sink. The space under the sink in some kitchens may be limited. The space might be occupied by deeper sinks, home garbage disposals, drain pipes, reverse osmosis systems, or dishwasher lines. Therefore, before purchasing an instant hot water dispenser, make sure there is enough room for the dispenser’s 5/8 insulated tank on the wall. The water tank can sit on the back wall or the side of the cabinet.

Water Source

After choosing the right place to install, the following question is how to connect it to our water line. It needs a 1/4 or 3/8 tap water supply line that ties in to your sink’s water supply. There are many options to add the water line. You can install a saddle valve, a new tee, or a dual outlet angle stop. Choosing which one depends on what you need to work with.

Power source

The last concern is the power source. Because instant water dispensers are powered by electricity, a regular 110v outlet is needed to plug in to. There might be some outlets under the sink that reserve for the dishwasher or the garbage disposal. If there is an empty outlet, it is better. If there is not an empty outlet, you may need to hire an electrician to install one. The expense should be taken into consideration.