Best Water Cooler for a Reception Area:
No one likes waiting. It’s mundane and we hate it.
Nonetheless, we all find ourselves sitting in a reception room from time to time.
You can kind of picture it…
A whole bunch of chairs (the uncomfortable ones), some generic paintings up on the wall, a few outdated magazines on each coffee table and a room full of people (semi) patiently waiting for their turn.
Then in the corner of the room is this machine offering a silver lining. A water cooler with the option of either a hot or cold beverage bringing a glimpse of possibility to the room.
What NOT to look for in a water cooler for a reception room:
Plumbed-in water coolers are for your offices and gyms needing to cater for many people.
These water coolers have an unlimited water supply and some can produce up to 80l of premium water per hour ,pricing at up to R35 000 or R2500 p/m. These water coolers have a lot more advanced features and perks but can be deemed excessive for your everyday reception rooms.
So what are the requirements for a water cooler in a reception room?
Well, reception rooms don’t see large volumes of people every day and for that reason you won’t require a water cooler with a very high water capacity (nor a high cost).
This points you in the direction of a bottled water cooler as it is the more cost-efficient option with features that are suitable for a reception room environment.
A Bottled Water Cooler will set you back R4500.00 or R150p/m.
Despite the low price you will receive a machine with premium features including a hot or cold water option (with a child-safe tap), as well as non-drip taps and stainless steel reservoirs that preserve the fresh taste of the water.
This kind of water cooler require no plumbing and therefore can be moved to whichever part of the reception room you please.
However, they do rely on water bottles that need to be replaced after each one is finished.
These water bottles can be rented at 5 bottles for R75 p/m.
These water coolers can produce 4.5l of water per hour which is fitting for your reception room.
A bottled water cooler provides the luxuries of having a constant clean, pure, hot or cold water option at barely an expense,there to keep your guests satisfied. With that being said every reception room needs a water cooler.
Whether its bottled or bottleless – a water coolers says a lot about the room it occupies and does a lot for the people you have waiting.
So why not have a water cooler that is an investment in your business and a convenience to have around.