Bottleless Water Dispenser

Just as the name suggests, a bottleless water dispenser is a water dispenser that dispenses a continuous supply of drinking water for consumption, without requiring the user to fix bottles on it. Traditional water dispensers needed people to invert bottles (usually the 5 gallon ones) of water on them. They would hold the water back by a valve and release it when a faucet was opened. However, the bottleless water dispensers eliminate the need of lugging heavy water bottles and inverting them over the dispensers. This is the main advantage of this kind of water dispensers over the traditional versions.

The water supply for the bottleless water dispenser is obtained directly from the main water source of the house. This could be made to pass through a water filtration unit and then into the dispenser. This system ensures that the water obtained from the dispenser is ready for consumption. The water is drawn from the source and retained in an internal tank from where it is dispensed as and when needed. Most bottleless water dispensers now have their own water filtration units too. This makes it more convenient for the user, despite the fact that bottleless water dispensers with their own filtration units are more expensive.

The principle used for filtering the water is known as reverse osmosis. Here, water is made to pass through a mechanical filter under pressure. This allows clear water to pass on the other side and retain the impurities on the other side. The clarified water is then directly dispensed through the faucets.

There are different kinds of bottleless water dispensers based on the kind of water that they dispense. There are hot bottleless water dispensers and cold bottleless water dispensers. The hot ones use a heater filament with a thermostat. The heater heats the water to a suitably warm temperature and the thermostat helps to maintain the temperature that has been set by the user. The cold water dispensers have a compressor pump, similar to that used in refrigerators. The principle of cooling the water is also the same as that in refrigerators. A refrigerant moves through a pipe that is in close communication with the water and as it moves, it draws out the heat from the water, thus cooling it.

Most bottleless water dispensers today provide hot as well as cold water. The hot and cold water are dispensed through two different faucets. This allows their use for consumption as well as cleaning purposes. Such dual purpose water dispensers are slowly finding a prominent place in most kitchens. There are also bottleless water dispensers that do not have any temperature conditioning facilities. They discharge the water at the room temperature. The water may or may not be purified, depending on the construction of the water dispensers. These are the cheapest variants of the water dispensers today.

Regular cleaning is quite important with bottleless water dispensers. The very nature of the device, which allows water to keep flowing continuously, reduces the need for the cleaning because the flow of water will not allow molds or algae to grow into the water. However, occasional cleaning is still recommended by most manufacturers, especially at the point of exit of the water.

Bottleless water dispensers were quite expensive when they were first introduced into the market, but their prices have considerably reduced since then. Today, these dispensers are quite affordable and that is the reason they have made an entry in a big way in the residential market. Most homeowners are planning a bottleless water dispenser arrangement right when they build or renovate their houses so that they can easily attach these to the main plumbing lines without disturbing the d├ęcor much.

This Bottleless Water Dispenser Review is Written/Updated on Jul 22nd, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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