Water Coolers

Puritech Water Coolers

What is a water cooler?

water dispenser, known as a water cooler (if used for cooling only), is a machine that cools or heats up and dispenses water. It is commonly located near the restroom due to closer access to plumbing. A drain line is also provided from the water cooler into the sewer system.

Water Coolers come in a variety of form factors, ranging from wall-mounted to bottle filler water dispenser combination units, to bi-level units and other formats. They are generally broken up into two categories: point-of-use (POU) water dispensers and bottled water dispensers. POU water dispensers are connected to a water supply, while bottled water dispensers require delivery (or self-pick-up) of water in large bottles from vendors. Bottled water dispensers can be top-mounted or bottom-loaded, depending on the design of the model.

Bottled water dispensers typically use 11- or 22-liter (5- or 10-gallon) dispensers commonly found on top of the unit. Pressure coolers are a subcategory of water dispensers encompassing drinking water fountains and direct-piping water dispensers. A water cooler may also refer to a primitive device for keeping water cool.

Types Of Water coolers

Tabletop Water cooler

There are also smaller versions of the water coolers where the cooler can be placed directly on top of a table for serving a smaller number of people.

Direct Piping Water cooler

Water coolers can be directly connected to the in-house water source for continuous dispensing of hot and cold drinking water.

Free Standing Water cooler

A freestanding design generally involves bottles of water placed spout-down into the dispensing machine.

Water source and purification

Bottle

To install the bottle, the bottle is tipped upside down and set onto the cooler; a probe punctures the cap of the bottle and allows the water to flow into the machine's internal reservoir. These gravity-powered systems have a device to dispense water in a controlled manner. These machines come in different sizes and vary from table units, intended for occasional use to floor-mounted units intended for heavier use. Bottled water normally is delivered to the household or business on a regular basis, where empty bottles are exchanged for full ones. The bottle size varies with the size of the unit, with the larger versions in the US using 5-US-gallon (18.9 L) bottles. This is also the most common size elsewhere, labelled as 18.9 litres in countries that use the metric system. These units usually do not have a place to dump excess water, only offering a small basin to catch minor spills. On the front, a lever or pushbutton dispenses the water into a cup held beneath the spigot. When the water container is empty, it is lifted off the top of the cooler, and automatically seals to prevent any excess water still in the bottle from leaking.

Plumbed With Purification

Plumbed water coolers use tap water and therefore do not need bottles. Usually some method of purification is used.

Water Filtration

Filtration methods include reverse osmosis, ion exchange, and activated carbon.

Cooling and heating methods

A modern water cooler dispensing cold water, hot water, and boiling water. Usually, units offer a refrigeration function to chill the water. Some versions also have a second cooler that delivers room-temperature water or even heated water that can be used for tea, hot chocolate, or other uses. The water in the alternate hot tap is generally heated with a heating element and stored in a hot tank (much like the traditional hot water heaters used in residential homes). Additionally, the hot tap is usually equipped with a push-in safety valve to prevent burns from an accidental or inadvertent pressing of the lever.

Warranty

We offer a 6-month warranty on our water dispensers.

Transportation

Please note that we are wholesalers. There is not enough profit to cover transport costs. All transportation costs are for the customer’s cost, even if we have delivered the goods to you.

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