Should you install an instant hot water heater and dispenser? As a plumber in Marin County for over 30 years, I can tell you that they are becoming more and more common. The questions I hear most often are, “Should I get an instant hot water dispenser?” and “Do I need a plumber to install it”?
What is an instant hot water heater or instant hot water dispenser?
People often confuse “instant hot water heaters” (often called “instant hot water dispensers” which deliver 160° water to a single point-of-use spigot, with “tankless hot water heaters” which deliver hot water on-demand to an entire home.
In this post, we will discuss the convenient, point-of-use, hot water dispensers which are almost always installed at the kitchen sink.
Why Do I Need Instant Hot Water?
Admittedly an instant hot water dispenser is a convenience, not a need. But you wouldn’t know that from talking to people who have become used to them. When these need repair, my clients call with the same urgency as a clogged sink. They rely on these handy devices for many reasons:
- Save energy vs. kettles or stovetop pots
- Save water – no waiting for hot water
- Fast coffee, tea & hot chocolate
- Instant noodles
- Quick bullion & broth
- Re-hydrate foods (like shiitakes)
- Blanch vegetables
- Peel tomatos easily
- Thaw frozen foods
- Easy oatmeal and hot cereals
- Dissolve salt sugar & Jello
- Improve baking recipes
- Heat baby formula
- Melt chocolate
- Loosen jar lids
- Warm plates. mugs and ice cream scoops
- Remove labels and candle wax
- Clean glassware, dishes & utensils
- Easier for those with disabilities
Do I Need Professional Installation?
I’d say yes. Of course, I am biased. But perhaps it’s because I’ve seen and heard the horror stories of major damage caused by leaks, and electrical problems.
I can also help you choose the right instant heater for your needs and ensure that it is connected properly to your filtration system (if you have one) and help you choose a high-quality spigot that matches your kitchen instead of the cheapie included with the unit.
My Promise To You
As Marin County’s premier plumber, I know your time is valuable. That’s why my clients value my attention to detail. They rely on me to get the job done right the FIRST time. The last thing you want is to have to deal with the mess and hassle of an improper installation. That’s why I always use the best materials, best practices, and go the extra step to test everything thoroughly.
Doing installations right the first time requires just a little extra effort, but that can save time, mess, and frayed nerves. Marin Plumbing is known for top-tier service. It’s my hope that my customers sleep a little better knowing that I installed their instant hot water dispenser.
About Marin Plumbing
Marin Plumbing is owned and operated by me, Brian Cooke. When you hire Marin Plumbing, I will be the person who schedules your appointment and I will be the one who shows up at your door. I have been a plumber for over 33 years. I started the company in 1991 because I felt that customers in Marin County needed a plumber with higher professional standards. You deserve a plumber who shows up on time and goes the extra mile to finish the job quickly. You deserve a plumber who maintains the highest levels of cleanliness both in terms of personal appearance and equipment. Let’s face it you don’t want a plumber who brings other people’s STUFF into your home. You also deserve a plumber who can communicate clearly the options you have for repair and alert you to upcoming problems. Not that I claim to be clairvoyant and predict every future leak, but I have been around long enough to spot the telltale signs of future problems that you should be aware of. You also deserve a plumber who upholds the highest levels of integrity. I will clearly explain all my charges and your options before I start work, and you will never be surprised by my bill.
Call me to discuss your instant hot water dispenser
If you want instant hot water at your kitchen sink and you want it installed correctly, safely, and guaranteed leak-free, call me and let me make it easy and worry-free.