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7 Benefits Of Zip Taps

     Zip taps offer instant boiling and chilled water right from the tap. This revolutionary product provides much greater levels of safety, efficiency and user-satisfaction within commercial enterprises and homes.

There are various benefits of having an instant water heating and chilling system:

1. No Wasted Time

Firstly, you'll hardly waste any time while waiting for water to boil, which is the norm when boiling with kettles. With a zip tap, all you need to do is press a red lever and hot water starts flowing. Alternately, you can press the blue lever to have it filtered and chilled.

2. Less Expenses In Buying Water

These instant chilling/ heating taps also contain advanced submicron filtration systems. Therefore, you can be assured of getting healthy and better tasting drinking water. You would also have the option of an anti-scale filter for greater filtration levels.

Since you can get filtered chilled water directly from the tap, you won't need to buy it in bottles. This is even more hygienic, since you don't have to store it for long periods, which can lead to contamination. In fact, you'll have an advantage during periods of high water demand. When people are frantically searching for the precious bottled liquid to buy in stores, you'll have your unlimited supply right within your own home.

3. Greater Energy Efficiency

Getting instant boiled water directly from the tap also means greater energy efficiency, compared to boiling with a gas or electric cook top. This is because cook tops have significant energy losses. Typically, a gas burner would use only 55% of its energy in cooking or boiling; whereas standard electric ranges use just 65% (based on data from Consumer Energy Center). On the other hand, the heating system in a zip tap operates in similar manner to and even more efficiently than induction elements, which use 90% of produced energy.

4. Reduced Energy Losses From Unused Warm Water

Tankless/ on-demand heating systems can further reduce your water-heating bills. This is because such systems completely eliminate the energy losses due to unused warm water sitting in storage tanks. According to Consumer Energy Center, you can actually save between 10% and 20% of the water-heating bills in your home.

5. Durability

On-demand heating systems are also more durable compared to tank-type heaters. Since they don't involve any storage, they are less likely to be affected by corrosion. Consumer Energy Center estimates that tank-type water heaters have an expected life span of 10 to 15 years; whereas tankless heaters can last for as long as 20 years.

6. Lower Maintenance And Replacement Costs

Since an instant heating system suffers much less corrosion, this means that you'll incur much lower maintenance costs, compared to tank heating systems. Moreover, it would be a long time before you ever need to replace the tap, due to its long life span. Therefore, even if you spend more to buy a tankless system, your replacement expenses would be reduced.

7. Health And Safety

The zip tap also features an automated system that retains stored 'boiling' water at 65o C. This is particularly essential for health and safety reasons, since a minimum temperature of 60o C is necessary to avoid bacterial growth (based on the Australian Standards ASDR01314).

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ACS is a leading supplier of bathroom fixtures in Australia. ACS stocks various models of zip taps suited to both commercial premises and homes. Visit to see all our luxurious designs of bathroom zip taps.

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