It is easy to see why buying a compact hot and cold water dispenser is a good decision. Today instant hot and cold water dispensers have become more of a necessity than a luxury. This is because people have come to realize the advantage this kitchen appliance is in their busy lives. A great time saver, the instant hot and cold water dispenser can dispense either hot or cold water whenever desired. If you have young children or elderly people in your home, you will understand the importance of having this appliance in your kitchen to be able to make instant tea, coffee, soups, sauces, and even pasta and noodles.
Combination hot/cold dispensers are also available in different styles and designs. The free standing ones are extremely popular and are very easy to install. Other models can be hooked to the sink in your kitchen just like the hot water dispensers. The freestanding hot and cold water dispensers are very ideal for garages, porches and workshops. These dispensers provide both near boiling water (200F) and ice-cold refreshing water instantly.
There are some combination hot and cold water dispensers that have unique features like LED displays that show you the hot and cold temperatures. If your unit is a freestanding one, you will need to run cleaning solutions through it from time to time. If you are planning to install a hot and cold water dispenser into your kitchen sink, the sink has to have a hole for the spout. It is wise to shut off the water connection before installation. You will need the appropriate tools like a tube cutter, adjustable wrench, screw drivers, drill, level, pliers etc. After installation you can turn the water connection on and run the water through the faucet for a little while making sure that there is no leakage.
Energy Star combination hot and cold water dispensers do not use as much energy as the regular hot and cold water dispensers. These models can actually save you quite a bit of money per year if used instead of the standard units. The following tips regarding the hot and cold water dispenser can help you:
* Using a saddle valve to connect your supply line to the dispenser makes it easier.
* Before using saddle valves check with your building code to ensure that they are permitted.
* If your dispenser has a drainage plug leave some space under it.
* Use a Unit that prevents mixing cold and hot water and provides good insulation and chilling.
While you are on the lookout of a good hot and cold water dispenser and you have young children in the house then it is wise to get one that has a childproof lock that will prevent little children from being accidentally scalded or burnt. A gooseneck faucet makes it fairly easy to fill large pots and pans, taller glasses etc