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Water Dispensers for the Home

Updated on January 29, 2016

We are all used to seeing water dispensers in office buildings and many waiting rooms. They are commonplace in almost every office’s kitchen or break room. You would never consider getting one for home, or would you? The companies that service the commercial water dispensers have started to really focus on the residential market. They have realized just how big of a market that they have so far ignored, and have really created a smart and affordable business model.

So what are the benefits of having your own water dispenser?

We all know that our tap water contains a number of chemicals to help reduce the chances of bacterial or biological growth in the water. I used to use a water pitcher that had a filter built in to it, but the water always tasted funny to me. Also, even though I live in a fairly populated area, we have water boiling alerts whenever a local water main breaks. It only happens a few times a year, but really makes me nervous about what could be in our water. Having a ready supply of water doesn’t sound like too bad of an idea to me.

Another issue is that most of us have a hard time drinking enough water each day. Having cold, easily dispensed water available to you at any time does help promote drinking more water. I know that when the fridge is full of bottled water, I tend to take them with me everywhere I go. I hate the expense of bottled water, but it is just so convenient. If you start to compare the cost of bottled water to the cost of having a water dispenser and refill service, it starts to actually make a lot of sense.

Given the benefits, I started looking into the different options that I have for water delivery. Most of the plans that I have found include the water dispenser for free if you sign up for their standard monthly plans. To receive four five-gallon bottles each month and to have a hot and cold water dispenser delivered costs around $47 for the first month with the down payment and $27 each month thereafter. There are cheaper plans with three five-gallon bottles, but I really want to see if I can start adding more water to my daily intake. The two different providers that I have found in my area also have designer dispensers. There is even a stainless steel model to match your modern kitchen. The upgraded dispensers add a few bucks to your monthly cost. I am thinking of renovating the cupboard next to my fridge to accommodate one of them! Check out your options on-line and let me know what you decide to do.


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