Suffering from the Bottled Water Blues? Though wildly popular, consumers are increasingly aware that bottled water is not just wasting their money, it's wasting valuable natural resources.
Choose a drinking water dispenser that contains just a few ounces of drinking water from the filter to faucet. The water pathway should be sealed and airtight—and should contain absolutely no reservoir tanks. The ION Drinking Water appliance is one of the few water coolers that offers this feature.
Most filtered water coolers have limited cooling capacity—just a few glasses every hour. Choose a drinking water dispenser that can chill up to six gallons of water per hour at 42º F or less. This ensures that drinking water will be cold and refreshing at all times.
Installation and maintenance should be simple and fast. Can the filter be easily changed? Does the company that's renting or selling provide local service and support? Important note: When buying on the internet, be forewarned that in the event of a problem, the broken cooler will need to be disconnected, repacked, and returned to the warehouse - and there could be a long delay before a replacement product is shipped, which will need to be connected all over again.