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Choosing the right water cooler can be a daunting task. So many options to choose from and terminology that might go right over your head is enough to make you tremble in your boots. Well, fear not, we are here to help you. Here is our advice to you.
Where Should I Put the Cooler?
So you have identified the need for a water cooler in your office. Now, where will you put it? You should ask yourself the following questions:
• Where is there adequate space?
• Is it in close proximity to those who will be using it?
• Will it cause any obstructions?
The usual places for the majority of our customers are in lobbies or waiting rooms, staff rooms, break rooms, warehouses and kitchens.
Bottled or Plumbed
This is dependent on the answers to the above questions. A bottled cooler is much more versatile and can be repositioned with ease. Plumbed water coolers need to be close to water mains, this limits them to specific areas around the office. Usually, we would recommend installing a plumbed in cooler to your office kitchen, if the area you have identified is far from water mains, you’d want to set up a bottled water cooler.
Why Choose Pressure Coolers
Our experienced team of 14 engineers will carry out the same promise we set out to deliver when we started in 1963. We have a wide range of products which cater to almost every environment including factories, hospitals, prisons, foundries, nursing homes and the list goes on. We guarantee only the highest standard of service.
At Pressure Coolers, we stock a wide selection of drinking fountains that are sure to offer any environment a long term hydration solution. Drinking fountains are suitable for both indoor and outdoor facilities.
We offer our drinking water fountains as ‘Box Sales’ and can be adapted to meet our customers’ unique requirements. Many of our fountains feature in schools, parks and other establishments across the UK.
Drinking fountains are the ideal solution where other types of water dispensers can’t keep up with the demand of supplying drinking water. They are connected to the mains water supply and drainage system. They provide long term convenience as users don’t need cups and you will never have to worry about running out of a fresh supply of water.
All of our drinking fountains are WRAS approved. This ensures that they will not affect the mains water supply in any way or cause wastage. WRAS approval is a vital accreditation when it comes to installing drinking water fountains in the UK.
Drinking Water Fountain Rental
We offer some of our drinking fountains for rental to business across all sectors. Our rental prices include delivery, maintenance and six monthly sanitisation. Please be aware that every installation is subject to a site survey as drinking fountains need to be located close to both the mains water supply and have access to a power point.
Drinking water fountains come in a variety of shapes, sizes and differing functionalities. From wall mounted drinking fountains to floor standing drinking fountains, we are sure to have something for you.
We even offer refrigerated or non-refrigerated options that can be fitted with filtration systems. Filtration systems are necessary to prevent build-up in your water dispenser over the long run ensuring the prolonged integrity of your fountain.
If you are interested in drinking fountain rental or if you would like to purchase a water dispenser from us, please do not hesitate to call us on 0208 670 2000. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form here and we will get back to you.
Are you looking at investing in a mains fed water cooler? Not sure if it’s the best option for your office or home? Pressure Coolers are here to help. We have outlined the pros and cons of a mains water cooler just for you.
Pros of a Mains Fed Water Cooler
- You will have constant access to clean, tasty drinking water at all times. With a mains fed cooler you will have peace of mind knowing that you have constant access to quality drinking water.
- If space is limited in your office or home a mains fed cooler is always a great idea. Plumbed in water coolers are connected to your mains water supply so you will not need to spend money on buying water bottles or stress about storing your water bottles.
- Installation is quick and easy. It is also very simple to maintain a mains fed machine and no technical expertise is needed to use your water cooler.
Cons of a Mains Fed Water Cooler
- It is vital that you clean your mains water cooler at least once a week. Should you work in an environment where time may be an issue, you may want to look at our range of Bottled Water Coolers.
- The cost of a mains fed water cooler can vary depending on the size, style and features. Some of them can be quite expensive to buy. The price may be an issue if you are on a budget.
Here at Pressure Coolers we aim to provide the best customer service to all of our clients. We have a range of water fountains and coolers to suit everyone’s needs. Should you want to know more about our products you can contact one of our friendly customer care team on 0208 670 2000 or you can visit our website.
Drinking crisp, clean water has been proven to help prevent illnesses and uphold concentration levels in the workplace. Maintaining your water cooler in turn means that you are maintaining your wellbeing.
We understand that looking after your water cooler can be a hassle when working in a demanding office environment. To take this issue off of your hands, all of our water coolers’ rental contracts come with a strict maintenance plan. One of our highly trained engineers will come to your workplace every 6 months to ensure your machine is in tip top working condition.
Keeping your water coolers and drinking fountains clean:
All of our Maestro Pressure water coolers come with a state of the art filtration system which aids in keeping both your water and machine clean. Our filtrations systems use active Carbon which helps to remove limescale and chlorine from your water. To find out more about our different filtration systems click here. Our plumbed water coolers and bottled water coolers are guaranteed to supply you with chilled, clean water every time.
- Plumbed Water Coolers – This type of water cooler model comes with a built in filter system.
The water from your mains will pass through the filter system, removing any harmful impurities. To view our range of plumbed water coolers click here.
- Bottled Water Coolers – This type of model is fed water from a bottle placed on top of the water cooler. This water has already been filtered through active Carbon to eliminate bacteria and chemicals. For more information on our bottled water click here.
Who to contact if there is a problem with your water cooler:
Should something go wrong with your water cooler or drinking fountain in between the standard 6 month maintenance plan, we will send someone the next working day to assist in fixing your issue. Check out our contact page here for more details.
All of our Maestro Pressure Cooler products come with a drip tray. We recommend that you sanitize this regularly along with your cooler and taps by using hot water and sanitizer.
If you’re stuck wondering “should I buy or rent a water cooler” then we’ve got the information you need. The answer is that it all depends on your specific requirements. There are advantages to either option, but the trick is knowing which one is going to be the most cost-effective for you in the end. We’ve compiled some handy tips so that you can make an informed decision about what you need.
Buying a Water Cooler
While owning a machine might be cheaper in the short term, it can become a little more costly in the long term. Consider that if your cooler becomes faulty once the warranty has expired, you need to bear the cost of replacement. If you are in an office with your own maintenance people, then this wouldn’t be an issue. But for smaller businesses or even home use, maintaining and replacing these machines when they break down can be a bit of a financial burden.
Water Cooler Rental
When you have a rental SLA in place with a reliable water supply partner, this usually comes with a bunch of short-term benefits. You’re protected against the rising prices of machines and you’re generally guaranteed cutting-edge technology to deliver the cleanest water possible. Generally this kind of package would look something along the lines of the below:
- Regular filter and UV replacement
- Regular sanitisation inspections
- Machine breakdown support can be included
- Delivery and fitting can be included
- Flexible rental terms and one regular fee, assisting cash flow
- Choice to upgrade at end of service agreement term
When you rent, you can expect to have the cooler maintained and the quality of water remain consistent. With the right partner and unit, it can run effortlessly and quietly for years. This means minimal hassle or problem once the rental agreement is in place. If new features come out, then you can easily swap or upgrade for those additional creature comforts. This isn’t financially feasible if you’re buying your water coolers.
Choosing for You
At the end of the day, if you have the capacity to maintain and service your own machines, then think about buying. If you’re wanting to take the hassle right out of your life, then find a trustworthy and reputable water supply partner who can keep your system top notch. This means minimal cash outlay in the beginning and a long-term service plan in place, in case something happened to go wrong.
Looking at the results from a simple search on the internet, it’s clear that there are as many bogus theories as there are susceptible people out there. The claims that drinking water cause cancer are too many to mention but, upon further research, it’s clear that a better angle would have been to ask whether the chemicals in said water cause cancer.
Popular beliefs like leaving plastic bottles in the sun, which causes carcinogenic chemicals called dioxins to leach into the liquid still remains to be proven. Another unproven hoax that went around claims that drinking cold water after meals can cause cancer. Instead of putting everyone off of H2O, let’s rather look at the (removable) carcinogenic elements that can be found in tap water.
This chemical is found in the linings of canned food, some plastics and heat-sensitive paper slips. Researchers found that high concentrations of BPA can be harmful in mice, but humans metabolise chemicals very differently. Currently there is no conclusive evidence that the limited everyday exposure can cause any harm.
If you’re still concerned about it, look under your products for the triangular recycling mark. If there’s a 1, 2, 4 or 5 in the triangle, the product packaging is BPA free. A 3 or 7 means it may contain BPA.
Fluoride has been added to drinking water in some areas since the late 1940’s. However, only two areas in the UK have fluoridated water: the Birmingham area and the eastern parts of the country. The initial intent with adding fluoride to drinking water was to reduce cavities and improve dental health in general. But nowadays we have more access to foods and supplements that provide the nutrients we need, as well as fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen our teeth.
To add to the confusion, when it comes to adding fluoride to our water supplies, a recent article in The Lancet medical journal stated that fluoride is now categorised as a neurotoxin. More research is being planned to assess the risk and determine if there’s a link between this compound and neurological development.
There has been a lot of research on this subject, but there’s not enough conclusive evidence to say there are harmful side effects, like cancer, or that there’s no risk whatsoever. It’s important to note that sodium fluoride is the bad guy when it it’s excessively used in water, and not calcium fluoride.
Chlorine is used to disinfect drinking and swimming pool water. When used for this purpose, it breaks down into chemicals called trihalomethanes (THMs). There were claims that high levels of THMs can increase the risk of bladder cancer, but the research is still inconclusive.
According to Cancer Research UK, chlorinating water may marginally increase the risk of certain cancers. However, they also state that the benefits (the elimination of infectious diseases) far outweigh the arguable dangers.