Water Cooler Facts You May Not Have Known

Water Cooler Facts You May not Have Known

Water coolers or water dispensers are one of the best ways to enjoy guaranteed fresh drinking water at your preferred temperature, any time of the day or night; but there’s a lot more to water coolers than meets the eye.

While most people are aware of the health benefits associated with water coolers – as well as drinking purified water – the amount of money you’ll save by owning one, and the tremendous environmental benefits, there are other things you might be surprised to learn.

Gone are the days of hot-and-cold only water coolers

Although there are still many, many water coolers available that only dispense chilled or heated  water, models are available that can dispense sparkling, ambient and temperature-controlled water, too!

Hot and cold water dispensers are great for people who prefer tea, cocoa, or even just enjoy drinking their water hot. In fact, hot water dispensers are so versatile that you can actually use them to make soup and cup noodles. What’s more is that you have the convenience of having purified boiling AND cold water at hand to fill a baby’s bottle in less than a minute. It’s an incredibly practical feature, and most people wonder how they ever did without it once they have it.

If you have children, you may be worried about safety with a hot water dispenser. Fortunately, hot water dispensers tend to have safety features that prevent against accidental use of the hot water spigot. Most manufacturers make safety features like this a priority, but you want to take care to check the model you’re buying before you make a purchase.

A water cooler that has the capability of dispensing sparkling and temperature-controlled water would typically be more of a modern-looking machine, and will also typically have the functionality to be plumbed-in. Families and business alike – those who enjoy sparkling water at hand – may make the best use of this. However, with the addition of filtration and UV sterilisation as we see in the AQA Sodax, this is a perfect fit to a home that needs temperature control water dispensing for baby bottles, etc., while still having functionality to make your very own sparkling water.

Not all water coolers require a dedicated spot next to your fridge

There are portable water dispensers that are perfect for camping, holiday homes or the countertop.

Some people are surprised to learn that portable countertop water dispensers are a thing, but they are, and they’re absolutely wonderful for so many reasons.

Maybe you don’t have enough space for a full-size water dispenser, or perhaps you want something you can bring with you and use during an outdoor event like a summer party or a camping trip. Regardless of your needs, portable water dispensers make it super easy to enjoy fresh drinking water anywhere you are.

The only “downside” is that if you do not have access to a power source, your water will only be dispensed at ambient temperature as opposed to piping hot or chilled.

Water cooler maintenance is one of the easiest things

Wipe your water bottled-water cooler every day (with a clean cloth, no chemicals, please), keep it plugged in at all times, and keep it filled with clean water if it’s a top- or bottom-loading unit that uses water bottles. That’s it. For plumbed-in coolers, ensure your filter is replaced based on your daily usage of the machine and also wipe it down daily.

In fact, water cooler cleaning and maintenance only takes a few minutes. Don’t forget to check for leaks and wipe the wire grid on the back of the unit with a soft cloth to remove lint and dust (a vacuum works for this, as well).

If it’s ever completely empty, you’ll want to unplug the unit – especially if it’s a hot and cold water dispenser. Leaving it plugged in while empty could actually damage the unit, something you want to avoid.

 

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Things to Know About Getting a Water Cooler – Before You Get One

Things to Know About Getting a Water Cooler – Before You Get One

As water shortages become more of a stark reality globally, and water quality is compromised in South Africa due to irresponsible management of water systems by municipalities polluting the Vaal Water System , it is not always easy to have access to proper, pure drinking water.

Water coolers, whatever their type or model, are well-known modern-day solutions for businesses and private homes alike. They supply filtered, purified or similar drinking water at a reasonable cost. Before deciding on which system best suits your needs, have a look at a few water cooler related considerations you may need to factor into your decision.

What to Consider for  Water Coolers

Buying your water dispenser means you have to consider the costs of accessories, service and maintenance in addition to the water cooler price itself, while renting is basically the same (you “own” the dispenser for the duration which you are a client – and typically receive the company’s bottled water delivered to your door), with other maintenance and swop-outs often included in the contract.

On the other hand, renting might be the most interesting option: the dispenser is usually provided and installed for free; filtration systems, water bottles, maintenance and other services are also generally included. Moreover, when your water cooler needs replacing, you will get a new one, and you will be guaranteed the latest technology and the safest water possible.

Some water coolers are more technologically advanced, but also more expensive. Hot water taps are a versatile system, mains fed and providing hot, cold and even sparkling water. However, prices are considerably higher than a regular free-standing water cooler, and because they’re a permanent system – buying is more likely than renting.

Remember the accessories and maintenance! In addition to the water cooler price, you should also consider other related costs, such as maintenance. Cleaning and sanitization are tasks you can carry out yourself, but replacement parts, water refills and such may be free only with certain types of rental contracts.

If you’re using a plumbed-in water cooler, factor in filter cartridges, which typically require changing annually bi-annually, under normal conditions of use. Filter cartridge prices range in price dependant on the complexity of the system they’ll be used in.

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Dehydration in the World – The Invisible Illness Destroying Us

Dehydration in the World – The Invisible Illness Destroying Us

The majority of adults do not hydrate themselves close to the recommended level. In the USA 75% of adults suffer chronic dehydration, drinking only 2.5 cups a day on average. This problem is also experienced in slightly varying degrees in other countries such as France, Australia and Germany.

The inevitable effect of this is that most of us are missing out on many benefits that can be gained from keeping our bodies hydrated.

Keeping high body water content can help you better regulate your body temperature and keep yourself cool so that you don’t overheat. Dehydration in hot temperatures can cause heat exhaustion which may result in headaches, nausea and heatstroke. Drinking the right levels of water can even help reduce obesity. A study carried out at Michigan Medical School, USA, has shown that there may be a correlation between being dehydrated and having higher body mass index (BMI) levels. This becomes less surprising when you consider that drinking water has been proven to reduce hunger and temporarily improve your metabolism by 24-30%.

If you’re only mildly dehydrated you’re 114% more likely to make an error, which is similar to drinking low levels of alcohol.

Possibly the most surprising study on how dehydration can negatively affect adults is the research carried out in the UK by Loughborough University. The results proved that if you’re only mildly dehydrated you are as prone to errors while driving as if you’d drunk low levels of alcohol. In fact, you’re 114% more likely to make an error if you’re dehydrated.

Despite the negative health and cognitive effects of dehydration most adults go through their daily lives in this state. It seems illogical that this happens when staying hydrated, for most of those living in developed countries, is so simple.

Dehydration and the Elderly

As we become older it seems that hydration becomes even more of a challenge. In fact, in The USA dehydration is in the top 10 reasons for hospitalization for those at an old age1. It’s not a surprise this occurs when you consider the following statement from the British Nutrition Foundation “Older people are vulnerable to dehydration due to physiological changes in the ageing process”. Unfortunately, there are a broad range of reasons why we are at a higher risk of dehydration as we get older.

Older people are vulnerable to dehydration due to physiological changes in the ageing process. In many cases dehydration can cause a reduction in cognitive ability, acute confusion and various other health problems. The biggest concern however, is that in some cases the side effects are far more serious. Research published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging in 2015 actually proved that a senior patient’s mortality rate increased depending on their level of dehydration.

Dehydration and Youngsters

Keeping children hydrated can have many health and educational benefits. A study in 2012, carried out by The Natural Hydration Council, a leading expert in hydration, showed that hydrated children can outperform dehydrated children in exam conditions, due to improved visual attention and fine motor skills. In terms of physical health, if your child is enrolled in a sport, their risk for dehydration is much greater and increasingly important as it can lead to a decrease in performance by as much as 5%.

 

It’s plain to see, and easy to understand. Drink more water if you’re not already! When you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.

 

Related reading:

How To Tell If You Are Dehydrated

Water Dehydration: We don’t drink nearly enough water!

Dietician Weighs in: How Much Water Should We Really Be Drinking?

Hydration in Sport Performance

What Is The Recommended Water Intake By Age?

What Is Thirst?

Hangovers and Hydration: A Scientific Explanation

 

 

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