In this fast-paced world, many people rely on convenience and ease of access to almost anything. Most often, you would opt for something instant than things that will take too much of your time.
Indeed, time is gold!
In a busy office setting, many employees would go for an instant coffee that will take a couple of minutes to make. Of course, they’d rather spend time accomplishing their everyday to-do tasks than sit by the pantry waiting for the coffee to drip.
Although “instant” things offer many benefits, they also have disadvantages. Like brewed coffee would taste better than instant. Similarly, an instant hot water boiler has its pros and cons. Let’s see what they are.
Pros of Instant Hot Water Boiler
Hot Water is Ready in No Time
Who doesn’t want instant hot water?
When you are in a rush, having hot water readily available truly offers convenience and accessibility. You don’t have to wait for 15 to 30 minutes to boil water in a kettle to have coffee or tea. The same applies when you need warm water for a bath, it is ready when you need it.
Having hot water in no time can help you do more important things than wait for the water to boil. You can also have hot water ready for soups or large meals, especially if you’re having guests over.
Boiling water using kettles may require more energy consumption as compared to instant water boilers. While it takes a kettle to boil between 15 to 30 minutes, it only takes a couple of minutes for an instant boiler to give you hot water, hence, using only about 20-35% of energy than when you use kettles.
When you save on energy, you also save on bills. This brings us to the next advantage of hot water boilers.
Since hot water boilers use less energy, you can be sure to save on your electricity bill or gas consumption. And who doesn’t like to save money?
Instant hot water boilers also help you save on water consumption. Imagine this, you boil a kettle of water but you’ll only need a cup or two, so half of it is wasted. If you choose to reboil the remaining water, it will then consume more energy.
You also need to wash the kettle every after use. Doing this will again consume additional water which leads to a higher water bill.
Hot water boilers need surface cleaning and sanitation once or twice a day while kettles need to be washed after using them. Just imagine the time you will spend and the water you will use for washing kettles.
Also, water boilers are easy to clean and maintain. You just need a clean soft sponge or cloth and some disinfectant for daily cleaning. If your boiler uses filters, you need to change them every 3 to 6 months depending on the manufacturer’s indications.
Easy to Install
Instant hot water boilers come in various types, styles and designs but most of these are easy to install. The best thing about this is that installations are performed and cared for by your trusted water boiler supplier.
Water Temperature Can be Adjusted
Another benefit of having a hot water boiler is you can adjust the temperature according to how hot or warm you need it. Simply adjust the knob to your desired temperature and you’re all set. You don’t have to wait for the water to cool down as when you boil water in a kettle.
Picture this when using a kettle, you boil it, let it cool and if you miss out on the right temperature, you boil it again. And the cycle goes on and on. With instant hot water boilers, you can avoid this vicious cycle. Not only will you save time but money and energy as well.
Cons of Instant Hot Water Boiler
High Upfront Investment
One of the most unfavourable disadvantages of instant hot water boilers is the high upfront cost. The devices making up the hot water system may cost more than a kettle. However, you get to save a lot in consumption, money and maintenance in the long run.
The thing is, would you rather spend more on the upfront cost?
So, simply treat it as a good investment for your home.
No Hot Water During Power Outages
Another not so good factor that may affect the use of water boilers is “no power means no hot water.” But this is only true if your boiler is powered by electricity. You may choose to use gas or solar energy to power up your boiler and enjoy instantaneous hot water even during power interruptions.
To sum it up, just like any other household appliance, an instantaneous hot water boiler has its pros and cons. However, it clearly shows that the pros outweigh the cons. And even the cons can turn into advantages when used efficiently.
Contact Cooee Water to learn more!