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Ambient Or Chilled Water – Is One Better Than The Other?

Posted by on July 25th 2022 in Water Coolers

When it comes to taste, the pure-filtered flavour of Thirsty Work’s natural spring water is second to none. But with all our water coolers, you get the choice of enjoying it even more by having a glass of ambient, room temperature or ice-cold, chilled water. But is one better than the other and are there any health benefits either way?

Chilled vs Ambient – which is best?

So is chilled water better than ambient water? Although you might prefer one over the other, it all comes down to a matter of personal taste and preference, but both do their job at keeping...

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Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Found In Mains Tap Water Are Too High

Posted by on July 18th 2022 in Environment

While England’s mains tap water is rigorously tested and classed as safe to drink, studies are showing that levels of toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in drinking water are way too high. So what are ‘forever chemicals’, why are they in our drinking water, and what can you do to reduce them and protect yourself?

What are ‘forever chemicals’?

‘Forever chemicals’ are so named because they contain toxins and microplastics that don’t break down, dilute, or disappear. Their scientific name is Poly (or Per) Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) and they come from all types of production and manufacturing processes and in a range...

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Why Is It So Important To Drink Water And Stay Hydrated At Work?

Posted by on July 11th 2022 in Health

While water is essential to our health and wellbeing and vital for our bodies, plenty of employees still don't get how important it is to drink water to keep their hydration levels up at work. But apart from the supply of adequate drinking water being a legal requirement for all employers, why is it so important to stay hydrated at work?

Why is it important to stay hydrated?

Our bodies consist of around 60% water – even our blood is 90% water – so drinking water throughout our working day is vital to maintain our body’s natural fluid balance. Regardless of whether...

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The Top 5 Water Cooler Myths Debunked

Posted by on July 4th 2022 in Water Coolers

We all know that staying hydrated is the key to a healthy body and mind. And as we see record growth in the water cooler sector, adding a water cooler into your workspace or home is one of the best ways to encourage and increase easy hydration. But despite this, there are still misconceptions surrounding water coolers. So let’s get some of the most common myths debunked.

Myth #1: Water coolers are bad for the environment

Fact: Water coolers are actually a proven way to reduce environmental impact.

Being low-energy, a bottled water cooler can cost as little as 10p a day to...

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How To Make Drinking Water A Healthy Habit

Posted by on June 27th 2022 in Health

Water is crucial to our health and wellbeing so drinking it regularly is essential for our bodies and our minds. But many of us don't drink enough water to keep us fully hydrated and only drink when we become thirsty. So whether you’re out and about, at home, or at work, how can you make a healthy, daily habit of drinking water?

Make drinking water a habit

When it comes to how much water you should be drinking each day, the general rule is around 6-8 glasses, as recommended by the NHS. But even though there are plenty of health benefits to...

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What Is The Treatment Process For Drinking Water In The UK?

Posted by on June 21st 2022 in Water Coolers

The UK’s drinking water is among the highest-rated in the world, going through stringent treatment and purification process before it reaches our taps. While probably something none of us gives too much thought to, what exactly is involved in the water treatment process and how does it all work?

How the water treatment process works

The water coming from our taps at home is derived from a mix of natural sources: surface water which comes from rivers, reservoirs, and lakes, and groundwater which is from collections of underground reservoirs (also known as aquifers).

Depending on where you live, local water utility companies will...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Install A Water Cooler In Your Home Office

Posted by on June 16th 2022 in Water Coolers

While many self-employed people have worked from home for years, the pandemic showed businesses that many of their employed staff could work remotely as well. So if you’re self-employed or continue to work remotely for your employer, installing a water cooler in your home office can make a real difference to your working day.

Do your best work with a water cooler

Working from a home office has been a real gamechanger for employed staff over the last couple of years. It might have taken some businesses a while to get on top of the technical aspects of getting staff set up...

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A Mains Fed Water Cooler Or A Bottled Water Cooler - Which Is Best?

Posted by on June 8th 2022 in Water Coolers

When you want to install one or more water coolers in your home, office or workplace, you’ll need to make a choice between a mains fed or a bottled water cooler. While both deliver cool, filtered water on tap, there are plenty of reasons why one model might suit your family or your business over the other. Let’s take a look at which might be best for your business to help you make the right choice.

Bottled water coolers

Freestanding bottled water coolers are the classic water coolers seen in offices and workplaces up and down the country. Ideal for giving an...

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Can I Get Fresh Hot Water From My Coffee Maker?

Posted by on May 20th 2022 in Hot Water Dispensers

Though a tea-loving nation, there are still plenty of us who enjoy several cups of freshly brewed coffee to perk us up through the day. But can your home or office coffee maker also provide you with steaming hot water? It may be possible but there might also be some limitations or issues to deal with.

How hot does hot water need to be?

Water boils at 100ºC (212ºF) which is around the perfect temperature for making a cup of tea. By reaching temperatures of over 95ºC, hot water mixes with the tea to release the fullest flavour for maximum enjoyment. But...

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How Your Commercial Kitchen Can Save Water And Cut Costs

Posted by on May 14th 2022 in General

Every business in the hospitality industry is looking to cut costs and reduce its environmental impact at the moment. When rising costs meet a climate emergency, tough decisions need to be made across the board, especially in London and the southeast where the concentration of commercial kitchens in hotels, restaurants, and bars is high. So how can your hospitality business save water and costs?

Saving water in your commercial kitchen

Commercial kitchens are one of the highest users of water in the country. With food preparation and cleaning, alongside general cleaning, washing, and associated use, water comes at a cost – not...

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