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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