We may be dealing with high inflation and relatively uncertain economic times in South Africa, but that doesn’t mean that we have to skimp on our health and self care. Having a supply of fresh, purified water can make all the difference to your long term health, keep you hydrated as you go about your day and also give you peace of mind that you’re not depending on a water supply that may end up making you more prone to illness in the short term. If this is news to you, you may be at the start of your journey with changing your water habits, which will eventually lead to many positive personal rewards, as well as for the people around you. Let’s have a look at how to change your habits, the investment you should be looking to make in a water cooler, and how to go about it this year.
How To Change Your Water Habits
Creating a new habit and sticking to it can be somewhat of a challenge. Many believe that it takes up to 21 days to break a bad habit, and to form a new one, though this can vary of course depending on what you’re trying to do. If you’d like to improve your water intake, and get closer to the doctor’s prescribed two litres a day, start small. Add a glass of water to each meal, which already gets you halfway there. Next, ensure you have access to a clean water supply, so you can keep filling up a bottle to carry around with you. This might require a water cooler, and if you don’t have one at home or at the office, they can be a great way to ensure you’re drinking healthy, uncontaminated water from a reputable source.
Bottled Water Coolers: What Should You Pay?
Water coolers typically come in two types: bottled or bottleless. Bottled water coolers should set you back between R4500 and R5000, especially if you’re buying something reputable like the Aquacooler. If you need to invest in a couple of coolers, especially if it’s for a corporate environment, ask about bulk purchase prices and discounts that may apply, especially if you promise to use the supply for future maintenance and possible additions to the collection. Remember to include the costs of new water bottles, and how many you may use in a given month. If you consider the price of a new TV or smartphone, investing around R5000 for your health shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
Pricing of Bottleless Water Coolers
Bottleless water coolers are fitted directly to an existing water supply, so you won’t have to worry about running out of water. They also come with additional features, and may be able to be used for other activities, like making a hot drink. Bottleless water coolers at the lower end start from around R5500, all the way up to R35 000 in the commercial market. Depending on your needs, you’ll need a solution that fits the spec, and a company like Aquazania should be able to point you on your way. Better yet, they offer rentals on their machines, so you can maximise cashflow and pay a monthly fee, rather than having to pay for the full amount upfront. This gives you access to a higher-end machine without worry about whether you’ll be able to meet financial commitment at the end of the month.