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Last updated on October 27th, 2022

Boiling water tap cost

Tired of waiting for the kettle to boil? A boiling water tap could be a super convenient solution. Not only do they provide hot water on demand, they're also super slick. Find out the average boiling water tap cost, including the cost to have it installed.
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How much does a boiling water tap cost?

Boiling water taps typically cost significantly more to buy than ordinary taps for your kitchen sink. The price depends on the specification, design and brand, plus any extra features such as filters. You can also buy combination taps that combine boiling, hot and cold water all in one unit.

The average cost of a boiling water tap ranges from around £579 – £1,000, although you can find more expensive high-end models on the market.

Cost provided itemLow costHigh costAverage cost
Cost of boiling water tap£579£1,000+£790
Boiling water tap installation £41£58£50

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Boiling water tap installation cost

Most prices for boiling water taps don’t include installation, so this is an extra expense you’ll need to factor in.

A plumber on average, costs around £50 an hour, although rates can vary depending on where in the country you live. Boiling water taps can take an hour to install. This assumes the existing kitchen tap hole is standard size (35mm) and a 13A power socket is close to the sink. If other work is needed to be done, it could take longer.

Please note, if a plumber is coming only to install a boiling water tap, you could be charged the minimum call out fee, which is typically £150.

We recommend getting multiple quotes from plumbers to find the right plumber for you.

boiling water tap cost

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Are boiling water taps safe?

Boiling water taps may look a little risky, but they are usually insulated and have extra safety features such as child locks. This means that they can’t be turned on accidentally. However, you should take the same care and precautions as you would around any source of boiling water

Does a boiling water tap use less energy than a kettle?

On average, it costs 14p a day in energy costs to run a boiling water tap (such as a Quooker). It costs around 3p per boil for a kettle, so a boiling water tap could help to lower your energy bills. However, you’ll need to factor in the higher cost of buying and installing a boiling water tap to see if you’ll actually save any money overall. (Please note these are average costs, the exact cost to run will depend on your energy tariff).

Do boiling water taps require any maintenance?

You will need to replace the filter occasionally, which will require an engineer or plumber. You can also get your tap regularly serviced to keep it in good working order.

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Paul Senior

Very good article, the money you save you spend on the buying and installation.which could be quite some time.the safety is also something to consider,if you have children, is it worth it. That's a personal decision.


Hi Yasmin, thank you for your comment, I recommend entering your postcode in the search bar to find boiling tap installers near you, or alternatively, fill in our request a quote form to get quotes from installers near you. Simply enter details about your job and they will contact you with quotes.

Yasmin kauser

Require an experienced plumber who can actually install a Quooker boiling tap. Someone who has installed boiling water taps before. Many thanks Jasmin

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