Choosing the Best Home Water Cooler

The plastic used for bottled water takes 1,000 years to biodegrade.

The plastic used for bottled water takes 1,000 years to biodegrade.
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Water coolers have a special place in people’s lives.

They are appliances that serve fresh, chilled water to quench thirst and keep you hydrated.

They also act as rendezvous points where colleagues meet and share office gossip, work-related problems or plan their after-work entertainment. You may hate your boss and when you get a chance to work from home, you will jump at it. The one thing that you will miss about your office will be the water cooler – your source of water and the latest office news!

If this is the case, it is time to equip your home with one. At least, you will be able to recapture some of the wonderful moments that you spent with your colleagues around the cooler, and also ensure your health and well-being. Using a water cooling system can help you reduce your carbon footprints, as you will not be using bottled water.

The plastic used for these bottles take 1,000 years to biodegrade.

Water Cooler Types

Water coolers are gradually making their way into homes, as they are a source of clean, fresh water.

One type that has become very popular is a water filter cooler. This can remove contaminants from your tap water, while giving you chilled water throughout the day. It will remove chlorine, heavy metals and even rust. If you have kids or are worried about the quality of the tap water, this is one water chiller you should think of buying.

The other type of water chiller you can think about is the counter chiller.

This type of water chiller is perfect for a kitchen where space on the counter, close to the power source, is not a constraint. Such a cooler can hold 10 litres or 15 litres of water, and does not take up any floor space. The downside is that the chiller will take up bench space, leaving you less room to work on. Also, the reservoir will need constant refilling, which can be a nuisance in summer when everyone wants to drink chilled water. You can overcome the refilling issue by connecting the dispenser to the pipe that supplies water to the kitchen sink.

If floor space is not an issue, you can get a free-standing water cooling system. Such a water cooler will have the ability to hold many litres of water and is great for large families. You can get models that come with built-in mini bars and dispense hot water, when required.

The Best Choice

The type of water cooler you choose for your home will depend largely on available space in your kitchen, access to the power source and of course, your budget.

While the initial cost may appear to be high, you will save money in the long-term, especially if you buy bottled water to cater to your family’s chilled water demands. Using a water chiller that comes equipped with a filter will not only be healthy, but also provide you and your family with great tasting, chilled water.

This is one aspect of your office that you can add to your home when you begin working from home!