A bottleless water cooler, also known as a point-of-use (POU) water cooler, is a water dispenser that does not require the use of a water bottle. Instead, it is connected directly to a water line, typically located in the basement or crawl space of a building.
Generally, the advantage of using a bottleless water cooler is that it eliminates the need to constantly lift and replace heavy water bottles, as well as the need for regular delivery of new water bottles. In addition, because there is no water bottle to store, a bottleless water cooler takes up less space than a traditional water cooler.
Many providers offer plumbed-in water cooler installation suitable for many facets of the workplace.
How does a bottleless water cooler work?
To use a bottleless water cooler, simply fill the reservoir with water and turn on the power. The water will flow through a filter to remove impurities and then be cooled by the cooler’s internal cooling system. When you want a drink of water, simply press the dispensing lever and cup your hand under the spout to catch the water.
Why use a bottleless water cooler?
There are several benefits to using a bottleless water cooler, including the following:
1. Bottleless Saves You Money
The average family goes through 2-4 cases of water bottles per week, which can add up to a significant expense over time. A good quality bottleless water cooler will pay for itself in just a few months by eliminating the need to purchase bottled water.
2. Convenient and Easy to Use
A bottleless water cooler is connected directly to a water line, typically located in the basement or crawl space of a building. The advantage of using a bottleless water cooler is that it eliminates the need to constantly lift and replace heavy water bottles, as well as the need for regular delivery of new water bottles. In addition, because there is no water bottle to store, a bottleless water cooler takes up less space than a traditional water cooler.
3. Improved Water Quality
Most bottled water is sourced from municipal water supplies, which means it’s not necessarily any cleaner than the water you have access to at home or in the office. A bottleless water cooler filters the water before it is dispensed, ensuring that you always have clean, fresh-tasting water on hand.
4. Environmentally Friendly
Bottled water creates a significant amount of waste, both in the form of empty bottles and the energy required to produce, transport and recycle them. Using a bottleless water cooler helps to reduce your carbon footprint and lessen your impact on the environment.
5. No More Running Out Of Water
If you have a bottleless water cooler, you’ll never have to worry about running out of water again. Because the unit is connected directly to a water line, there is an endless supply of water available, ensuring that you always have access to clean drinking water.
6. Great-Tasting Water
A bottleless water cooler provides filtered water that tastes great. The filters used in most bottleless water coolers remove impurities, such as chlorine, from the water, resulting in water that is refreshing and tastes great.
7. No Lifting Heavy Jugs
One of the biggest advantages of using a bottleless water cooler is that you don’t have to lift and carry heavy water jugs. With a traditional water cooler, you have to lift and replace the 5-gallon jug every time it runs out of water, which can be a challenge, particularly if you’re alone. With a bottleless water cooler, there is no jug to lift – simply press the dispensing lever and cup your hand under the spout to catch the water.
Filtration System of Bottleless Water Coolers
The filtration system of bottleless water coolers is an important feature to consider when choosing a cooler. The type of filter used in the cooler will determine the quality of the water dispensed. The most common type of filters used in bottleless water coolers is reverse osmosis filters and activated carbon filters.
Reverse osmosis is considered to be the most effective type of filter for removing impurities from water. These filters remove a wide range of contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, and chemicals.
Activated carbon filters are also effective at removing impurities from water. These filters work by adsorbing contaminants onto the surface of the activated carbon.
When choosing a bottleless water cooler, it is important to choose a unit with a filtration system that is appropriate for the type of water being dispensed. For example, if the water being dispensed is from a municipal water supply, a reverse osmosis filter may not be necessary. However, if the water being dispensed is from a private well, a reverse osmosis filter would be recommended.
It is also important to regularly replace the filters in the cooler to ensure that the water being dispensed is of the highest quality. Most manufacturers recommend that the filters in a bottleless water cooler be replaced every 6 months to 1 year.
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