What to Know Before Buying a Water Cooler or Dispenser

Nowadays, many people are considering purchasing water coolers and filtered water solutions for their home. In other words, they aren’t only limited to offices now, as was the case years ago. Water coolers have indeed become a must-have home appliance.

For that reason, the number one company providing the ultimate filtered water solutions in Australia – Smarter Water – has decided to share the following guide on what to know before purchasing water coolers or dispensers for your home.

So, read on and find out more.

The Difference between Water Coolers and Water Dispensers

In general, people usually mistakenly consider water coolers and dispensers to be the same thing. Although this is partly true because both of them are types of dispensers, they also differ because not every water dispenser is necessarily a water cooler.

In other words, there are mainly two types of dispensers: a water cooler that cools the water which is usually electric, and a non-electric dispenser that only dispenses the water without cooling it. Both types can fit standard two-, four, or five-gallon bottles that you can buy or fill the bottle yourself, with drinking water, of course.

Benchtop Water Cooler vs. Floor Standing Water Coolers  

Both water coolers and dispensers are mainly divided into two types: benchtop water cooler/ dispenser and floor standing water coolers /dispensers, of which the floor standing type is more expensive.

Furthermore, they both require an electrical outlet, so make sure you have this in mind when you consider their location, whether it is your living room, kitchen, or patio. Plus, if your main reason for buying a water cooler is having cool water to drink, then you’d better choose one of the floor standing water coolers because they have bigger compressors.

Hot & Cold Water Dispensers

Regardless of your choice, whether it is a dispenser or cooler, they will both have one faucet at least. But, one of the top features water coolers or dispensers could have is another faucet for hot water. Even though it isn’t boiling water, it is hot enough for preparing hot drinks like tea or hot chocolate. This is extremely convenient and saves you time waiting for the kettle to boil and prepare yourself a hot drink to enjoy on a chilly night. And, if you have small children, no worries since most hot water faucets feature safety child locks.

Filtered Water Solutions

Luckily, some water coolers and dispensers come with a filtration system incorporated in the water bottle which you should fill and place on the unit. This means that you wouldn’t have to buy plastic bottles which not only saves you time and money but also protects the environment. What’s more, by choosing one of the many filtered water solutions available you will also enjoy the numerous health benefits of drinking purified toxic-free water.

The Bottom Line

Now that you know the main things to consider when buying water coolers or dispensers, it’s time you give Smarter Water a call and ensure you get the right solution you need.