Our industry-leading HydroTap has long been considered one of the most sophisticated drinking water systems. Our HydroTap, now in its 5th generation, boasts the latest and most innovative technology. From the intuitive command centre interface and protective boiling water safety lock to the water-conserving air-cooled chilling system and customisable energy-saving settings, it is our best-ever system.
What is on the G5 HydroTap installation checklist?
There are a number of things to consider when installing a HydroTap in a workplace or home, influenced by your tap design of choice, the capacity of the model required and installation location - usually either at a sink or on a font.
To ensure that your HydroTap operates at peak performance, it is important that the space is carefully measured to ensure there is adequate room for both the tap and the command centre - the under-counter system that houses the key components to deliver instant boiling, chilled and sparkling water - as well as suitable ventilation to ensure the system does not overheat.
Why is ventilation required in a HydroTap installation?
Sufficient ventilation is critical for a HydroTap that delivers chilled and chilled sparkling water, due to the innovative and environmentally friendly air-cooling technology. Designed to conserve water, the air-cooling method reduces the temperature of the compressor and condenser after a chilled water cycle by pulling in a cool air supply and exhausting warm air away from the system.
Previously, suitable ventilation for models prior to our current fifth generation has been achieved by providing a small fan with grills that connected to the product, or fitting a ventilation grill to the installation area, such as a cupboard door.
How are the new G5 HydroTap models ventilated?
The new method of ventilation is much less intrusive than for previous models.
Depending on the type of G5 HydroTap installed and whether it is in a home or workplace, there will be a choice of recommended ventilation configurations, all of which have the added benefit of not requiring a hole to be cut into the cupboard door that houses the command centre.
Ventilation requirements are only required for the Generation 5 HydroTaps that offer either the chilled or chilled sparkling functionality or both.
Example illustration of a commercial HydroTap
Commercial HydroTap (Larger than a BC100/75G5)
One of below, alongside provision of the recommended air gaps of 50mm either side, plus 200mm above ensures adequate ventilation.
1. Preferred installation method is ventilation via an air inlet supply/grill and warm exhausted via the supplied HydroTap vent tray.
2. Acceptable installation method is ventilation via an air inlet supply/grill, warm air exhausted into kickboard void and kickboard fitted dual fan kit.
Small Commercial HydroTap (e.g BC100/75G5)
In addition to the provision of the recommended air gaps of 50mm either side, plus 200mm above ensures adequate ventilation:
1. Preferred installation method is ventilation via an air inlet supply/grill and warm air out via the integrated G5 front fascia outlet.
HydroTap for Home
One of the below, alongside provision of the recommended air gaps of 50mm either side, plus 200mm above ensures adequate ventilation.
Preferred installation method is ventilation via an air inlet supply provided by adhesive backed silicone door buffers and warm air out via the integrated G5 front fascia outlet.
Acceptable installation method is ventilation via an air inlet supply/grill and warm air out via the integrated G5 front fascia outlet.
As a minimum, adhesive backed silicone buffers should be used which are included in the installation pack for a HydroTap for Home. These are designed to be placed on the inside edge of the cupboard door to create a slight gap, ensuring airflow inlet supply.
If you have questions about what configuration is best suited to your existing HydroTap or a model you are looking to purchase, please get in touch here, or speak to your account manager.