Most of us are aware that keeping hydrated by drinking plenty of water has huge health benefits, not only does the law state that a clean supply of drinking water should be available in all workplaces, it is recommended that we try to drink eight glasses of water a day. This feature is almost impossible for most of us if there is not a convenient source of drinking water at work, and for this reason many employers are recognising this need and installing water coolers in the workplace. When the decision has been made to install a water cooler, the next step is which type of water cooler system is right for your needs. There are in fact two basic types of water cooler – a bottled fed water cooler or mains fed point of use water cooler that is plumbed in to the main water supply.
Bottled fed water coolers Bottled fed water coolers s can be installed anywhere that has an electrical socket. You can get bottled fed water coolers in both hot and cold tap, cold and ambient, or just cold. This type of cooler is fitted with a water bottle cartridge, which is delivered by purified water suppliers, either on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis depending on the usage you think your business will need. The benefit to this type of water cooler is that it uses large bottled water to supply the water cooler and so it is especially perfect for places where plumbing is not allowed or is not practical to install. When choosing to purchase this type of water cooler however, take into account the issue of space – you will need space not only for the water cooler but also all the bottles that will need to be stored however regularly you have them delivered.
Mains fed point of use water coolers Mains fed water coolers are basically a large scale filtering and cooling system. The water in this system passes through a filtering system eliminating all water impurities and giving an unlimited supply of clean water. The benefit of this type of water cooler is that it saves the hassle of refills and once you have the water cooler up and running you don’t need to do anything. This type of water cooler is also much more practical for companies with a large number of employees. Mains fed water coolers can commonly be found in large offices or in canteens of large companies. They are cheaper than bottled fed water coolers because you don't need to buy water bottles periodically, and you also save in the exertion of moving these spare bottles every time one needs to be changed.
Fortunately thanks to the choice in water coolers there is a practical solution to everyone’s water needs, meaning we can all stay hydrated and healthy. By taking small steps such as investing in a water cooler we can take care of our short and long-term health.