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Filtered Drinking Water Tap

19 December 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

Zip has unveiled the HydroTap G4 range, which incorporates energy efficiency, filtration and space-saving features.

Insulation and improved electronic technology sees standby energy consumption reduced by up to 55%, compared to its predecessors of a similar capacity, while Zip has also managed to reduce the energy needed to heat the water by giving a boost to stored water at intervals thus reducing the time and energy to get back up to temperature. The new unit also self-calibrates boiling point on installation and regularly recalibrates to optimise performance. 

As with previous models, the HydroTap G4 will also go into a ‘sleep’ mode automatically if the appliance has not been used for a period. Now an additional intelligent, infra-red safety button automatically puts the unit into sleep mode when lights are dimmed, creating further energy-saving opportunities. 

The G4 range features smaller under-counter units. Reduced dimensions mean this compact model can easily be sited in a 600mm cupboard, which increases the installation possibilities, especially where space may be limited. A brand new in-built cross-ventilation system eliminates the chance of cupboard heat-up and cuts out the need for installers to factor in an external fan.

For healthier drinking the HydroTap G4 is now capable of filtering water 25 times finer than before. The filter removes any odour, taste of chlorine and lead from drinking water and impurities as tiny as one five-thousandth of a millimetre, including protozoan cysts, such as Cryptosporidium. The filter also reduces the accumulation of mineral scale in boiling water appliances but does not remove beneficial fluoride. However, in areas where hard water is a problem, the Zip Professional Range of high performance limescale filtration systems is available.

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 19 December 2014


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