When it comes to water coolers, the options are limitless. One other decision you have to make is whether you want to buy or rent your water cooler. Compare the benefits of renting a cooler versus buying one before you make the final choice.
Why You Shouldn’t Buy Your Water Cooler
Most people opt for outright purchase to save money in the long run. You might reason that making a one-time investment is better than paying rent for the water cooler year on year. Although this makes sense, it might not be the right decision after all. Why?
Many people will remember the lyrics of the song “Cool, Clear Water,” which became popular by singers such as Frankie Laine and Johnny Cash, not so long ago in the late 1900s. However, one important word is missing from that title: PURE. Safe and pure water is what everyone hopes to be drinking.
One of the basic requirements that an employer must provide for the health and safety of their employees is a ready supply of fresh, clean, uncontaminated water. Sometimes in difficult economic circumstances when a business is looking at ways to cut costs, there may be a temptation to remove the office water coolers and substitute them with tap water, bottled and placed in the staff refrigerator. However, this method is not cost effective as it requires someone to be responsible for keeping up the regular supply and it introduces a health risk if the water is stored too long before consumption, or becomes contaminated during refills.