The Best Water Cooler Options for Smaller Offices
With 2020 fast approaching, there has never been a better time to get organised at the office, making sure you and the team are utilising the space you have to the best of your abilities. If your office is a bit of a tight squeeze already, it’s a good idea to look at all your must-have items, like desk space and your water solution, to make sure these are taking up as little room as possible. While there’s little you can do about furniture without a substantial investment, your watercooler solution, which is not an option to let go of (have you Googled how many germs there are in tap water?) is something that can be changed a little more easily. Let’s explore a couple of options that will help to maximise office space in general, with a short term solution in mind.
AquaCooler Desktop Cooler
If old school is the way to go for you, and you’re looking for a bottled solution, a great place to start is the AquaCooler Desktop watercooler. The smallest product in their range, this machine fits neatly on a desktop, providing mobility and ease of use at the same time. What we like most about this machine, aside from its size, is that it contains an environmentally friendly cooling system, essentially arriving at your doorstep without any disposable plastic components. While it’s worth keeping in mind that you’ll have to replace the bottled water regularly, do some calculations to see if it may end up helping the bottom line of the business by doing so, especially if you have a small team.
More and more small businesses are opting to go for bottleless water cooler solutions, not only from a maintenance perspective, but because it does offer you with a few extra options for you and the team to work with. The AQA Slim, which is a standing product marketed as “the world’s smallest large output water cooler” is a great option to consider if you want something a bit more traditional, but are still mindful of needing something with a modern design. This bad boy can produce a stellar 19 litres of hot or cold water an hour, plus there is even an option to add a sparkling water capability into the mix. Made in Italy, it can be mounted against a wall, or be used as a free standing item. Considering its price, this is a great machine to keep in mind if you’re running into end of year cashflow problems, but still need a reliable water solution for your staff.
The AQA Touch watercooler is also bottleless, but boasts a slightly more impressive output of more than 30 liters of cold or hot water per hour. Dynamite in a box, this machine is one of the easiest machines to use out of the entire range, and fits neatly on desktops or countertops wherever you can manage to squeeze in some space. The product also comes with the option of adding a custom designed stand, depending on whether you can wangle the room in the office. Energy efficient and environmentally friendly, if you can get past your employees thinking that this is an ice cream dispenser (it has been confused for this in the past), you’re good to go with something that not only takes up minimal space, but is a high performer as well.