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Top Tips for Proper Bottled Water Etiquette At Work

Posted by on June 9th 2021 in Water Coolers

While water coolers are increasing in popularity in offices, factories, shared workspaces, and receptions, there are still plenty of people who are drinking water from bottles. But whether it’s single-use bottled water or a dedicated personal water bottle, if you’re using bottled water at work, what’s the best way to drink from it?

Bottled Water Etiquette

Staying hydrated and refreshed by drinking plenty of water is the key to productivity and staying at the top of your game to hit your goals at work. And while bottled water is a popular way to keep your hydration levels up, there’s a certain etiquette...

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How Does Your Mains Fed Water Cooler Filtration Work?

Posted by on June 4th 2021 in Water Coolers

With a mains fed water cooler in your office, you and your staff and visitors are guaranteed great tasting, fully-filtered water with every pull of the tap. And, by keeping everyone properly hydrated and refreshed, it’s no secret that this type of water cooler is more popular than ever. But how does that water cooler filtration work – and does it make a difference?

What is a mains fed water cooler?

Our mains fed water coolers work in much the same way as standard bottled water coolers, with both requiring a standard wall socket to power the heating or cooling element inside....

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Why Does Water In London Taste Different To Other Areas Of The UK?

Posted by on May 24th 2021 in Water Coolers

Everyone loves a glass of cool, thirst-quenching water straight from the tap. But though UK tap water is highly regulated for safety, its taste can differ from region to region. And as London and the south-east is a hard water area, that can affect taste more than anything else. But a water cooler can give you the pure, fresh taste you want.

What is ‘hard water’?

Water is fluid, so it can’t be hard, can it? Water’s ‘hardness’ is indicated by its taste and how it’s categorised from region to region. All across the UK, tap water is generally divided into three...

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How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Water Cooler In London?

Posted by on May 21st 2021 in Water Coolers

With water cooler rental at an all-time high across London and the southeast, finding the right supplier for your business can prove to be a difficult choice. But if you’re looking to rent a water cooler for the first time, or perhaps even change from your existing supplier, how much does rental cost – and are you getting the best value?

Rental value

Whether you’re working in the office, going to the gym, visiting the doctor, or even taking your car for an MOT anywhere around London, the chances are you’ll see – and use – a water cooler. And if you...

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Do Water Coolers Use A Lot Of Electricity?

Posted by on May 10th 2021 in Helpful Advice , Water Coolers

We know our customers love the ease and convenience of a Thirsty Work water cooler in their workplaces. After all, it gives them cool, refreshing, filtered water on-demand, keeping them better hydrated for longer – what’s not to love? But having cool, or even hot, water on-demand means using energy. So how much electricity do water coolers really use?

An eco-friendly option

While we’re as eco-friendly as we can be in our water cooler products, packaging, and deliveries, we also try to be as economic as we can in their energy consumption as well. To get a cost of running a water...

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How Often Should Water Coolers Be Cleaned?

Posted by on May 4th 2021 in Water Coolers

The cool, refreshing taste of a glass of pure, fresh water from a water cooler is as revitalising as it is invigorating – especially on a hot day. But to get that same fresh taste day in, day out, your water cooler needs to be kept clean, germ-free, and safe for everybody to use.

How often should water coolers be cleaned?

Drinking water is good for you and it’s still the best choice of fluid intake to maintain overall good health. So we should all be drinking more of it throughout the day, to keep us hydrated and feeling alert wherever we...

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Do Water Coolers Need To Be Cleaned And Maintained?

Posted by on April 8th 2021 in Helpful Advice , Water Coolers

Whenever you use a water cooler, whether at work, in the gym, or in a waiting room, it’s bound to have been used by countless others before you. Every cooler must be safe for everyone to use, so water cooler cleaning and water cooler maintenance, both inside and outside, are essential to giving you a clean and hygienic experience. So what happens?

How clean is your cooler?

Up and down the country there are offices, factories, hospitals, and shops with water coolers giving fast and easy access to pure, chilled drinking water for everyone. They’re a great way to keep staff, customers,...

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Aquachill Joins The Thirsty Work Family

Posted by on January 26th 2021 in Water Coolers

It’s the age old adage in business where the big corporations buy the smaller local businesses, the service is never quite the same and the customer get lost in amongst systems and in meetings about meetings. Not in the case of the merger between Thirstywork and Aquachill where two great local businesses have joined together to deliver an even better result to the watercooler industry.

Thirstywork has been trading as a family owned and run, independent business for over 25 years. Started out of a garage and offering a fantastic proposition and product range, the business has grown during this period...

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Are Water Coolers Sustainable?

Posted by on January 20th 2021 in Water Coolers

Water coolers, as well as water fountains and bottling systems, can be one of the most sustainable ways to drink your recommended amount of water each day. But single-use glass and, particularly, plastic bottles are still in devastating high use around the world. Water coolers can replace these to give you full water cooler sustainability.

Zero to landfill

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) state that figures suggest ‘77% of plastic drinks bottles are recycled’ in the UK, but that still leaves a shortfall going into landfill. While work continues to reduce the global environmental impact, the continued popularity of water coolers ensures...

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How To Cut Bottled Water Costs In My Restaurant

Posted by on January 7th 2021 in Helpful Advice , Water Coolers

Eating out at a good restaurant is always enjoyable, whether it’s with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two. But alongside giving your customers the opportunity to experience cuisines from around the world, having something refreshing to drink is all part of the enjoyment. But could you cut expensive bottled water costs in your restaurant?

Bottled water costs

It’s always nice to have a decent bottle of wine, or maybe some fizz for a special occasion, with a fantastic restaurant meal. But not everyone will drink alcohol, either through choice or circumstance (designated driver anyone?). But, more often than not,...

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