When Should I consider Reverse Osmosis (RO) over Filtration ?
Reverse osmosis will provide a better tasting product and better quality water especially when feed-water has a high mineral content when compared to filtration. Reverse Osmosis should be considered when feed-water has a total dissolved solids (TDS) of 150 ppm (mg/l) or more, or your water has an undesirable mineral taste. Your local municipal water provider publishes reports that lists the TDS and other water quality parameters. The drawback however is RO systems have a limited daily production capacity and require a drain line for wastewater discharge.
How often should I change my filters ?
Well, that depends. As a general rule of thumb once per year should be adequate, or whenever there is a noticeable change in taste or odor of the water. A typical filter can provide hundreds of gallons of water, but it difficult to know how much water your cooler may have dispensed. If you have heavy usage or very poor quality feed-water, you may want to consider a more frequent change schedule.
What does “Externally Mounted” filter mean ?
Externally Mounted means that the filter system is separate from the watercooler. Many POU (Point of Use) water coolers do not have room inside the cooler for a filtration system. Smaller coolers lack the space due to the compressor and hot water tank. Therefore the filtration system is typically mounted at the water source such as under a sink.
Why don’t you offer free shipping ?
Well quite simply, free shipping does not exist. Everyone that ships a product pays for shipping, and heavy expensive items are no exception.
We all know that many internet sites offer “free shipping” as a way to get you to purchase, but odds are, the ship costs are added and padded to cover the shipping costs. Additionally in some places, you will be paying sales taxes on that amount.
We decided not to play that game, and simply offer our products at the best price possible, and let the ship costs fall where they may.
Why should I consider FilterCoolers for my organization?
Convenience quality and cost savings. The quality of the water dispensed from a filtercooler will be better than bottled water or tap and here’s why: Our systems are more sanitary because the systems remained sealed. Because we eliminate bottle changes, at no time is the reservoir integrity compromised by being exposed to outside air, dirty bottles or dirty hands.
Convenience & Safety:
There are no hassles and there are no heavy back breaking bottles to lift and you’ll never run out of water.
A modest initail investment in quality equipment will provide years of service, eliminating the need for delivered expensive bottled water (no bottle deposits to or fuel surcharges to reconcile), which makes budgeting a snap.
Why are FilterCoolers better than Bottled?
There are several reasons, but the primary ones are convenience, cost and equipment cleanliness. For the most part, bottled water is simply filtered tap water. Bottled water is a good product in most cases however; the distribution system (trucks, drivers, bottling plants, bottles) makes it very expensive and inconvenient. You are not paying for the water, rather the distribution costs. In many cases, the bottling plants process tap water and others truck in spring water, which is bottled and sent out on smaller route trucks. All of this driving around is expensive, and the consumer pays.
How does it Taste?
Simply, it tastes great! Your local municipal water supplier does a very good job of providing quality potable water, and often municipal suppliers are required to meet a more stringent standard than bottled water suppliers. While both municipal (Tap water) and bottled water are generally safe, their distribution methods makes FilterCoolers™ a better solution to ensure you are getting the best tasting, purest quality water.
Lastly, the actual taste of your water will vary depending on the mineral content and source water used by your municipal supplier. Some water supplies have a higher mineral content, and may have a different taste profile. For source waters with a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) of over 125PPM we may suggest a filtration process called Reverse Osmosis (RO).
How do Filtercoolers work?
The coolers are attached to any existing cold water line in your office. Often a cold supply angle stop (valve) under a break-room sink, or the supply line to an ice-maker will work. This can be done without any permanent modifications to your fixtures, and without shutting off the water to the building or office. Then the water is then filtered using the same technology bottled water plants use, but on a smaller scale. The cooler is supplied by a small flexible tubing which can be run through cabinets, walls etc.