Water Cooler Benefits – Health benefits of installing an AquAid Water Cooler

Water Cooler Benefits – Health benefits of installing an AquAid Water Cooler

Recently, I wrote an introductory blog as a start to a series about the benefits you gain when installing any water cooler from a wide range on offer from AquAid.

One of the benefits mentioned was how, wherever your location, having a water cooler from AquAid installed provides access to chilled (and hot) drinking water throughout your working day.

In this blog, we’re discussing another of these benefits – that of the benefits to your health and well-being.

Throughout our busy days, we often forget to keep up with the simplest aspect to good health – drinking sufficient water.  When we don’t drink enough water, the impact on us can be swift and distinctly unpleasant – just a few examples are:

Quick to tire;

Lethargy;

Lack of concentration;

Inability to perform the simplest calculations or tasks.

In any work environment, we all know how vitally important it is to be able to perform at our peak each day. An essential part of increased work performance is ensuring that we drink enough water. More often than not, though, access to drinking water isn’t always available, often isn’t visible and due to this, the importance of keeping ourselves hydrated slips our notice.

Many of us aren’t drinking enough, especially if we’re stuck at a desk all day. Not having easy access to a water cooler, or even not having a water dispenser in clear view, can result in poor hydration habits, which leads to poor work performance.

That’s why installing a water cooler from AquAid benefits you enormously.  With a wide range of high quality water coolers designed to meet your drinking water requirements, promoting your own healthy hydration habits as well as those of your staff and co-workers hydrated couldn’t be simpler.

We’re here to assist – contact us at AquAid without delay.

Water Cooler Benefits – the Environment and your AquAid Water Cooler

Water Cooler Benefits – the Environment and your AquAid Water Cooler

With much having being discussed about single–use plastics and recycling in the UK in the last year, this is an issue that requires serious attention as well as practical solutions.

As one the UK’s leading providers of a wide range of water coolers; water dispensers and water related products, AquAid continue to expand on practical solutions that these issues present.

As mentioned in the initial ‘benefits’ blog, when you install a water cooler from AquAid, you have the peace of mind that we are fully cognisant of not only our environment and our carbon footprint thereon, but we are also acutely aware about the issue of single-use plastics and recycling.

But how does AquAid being cognisant of the environment benefit you?

  1. With 23 branches, we’re local to our customers. Which means less travelling when calling on you, servicing your water cooler; delivering your water ® reduced carbon footprint.
  1. We’ve done extensive research to establish what we can do to help reduce landfill waste and our conclusion is that the most direct and simplest solution is to recycle.
  1. We re-use our water bottles and recycle them once they’re out of circulation. 
  1. The cups that AquAid supply are made of a single type of plastic. The benefit here is that they are easy to recycle and a valuable resource that can be repurposed and resold. 
  1. Where we can we’re encouraging our customers to adopt good recycling practices.

To find out more about how choosing a water cooler from AquAid benefits you and your environment, contact us today.

How does installing a Water Cooler from AquAid benefit you?

How does installing a Water Cooler from AquAid benefit you?

In a market where you may be forgiven thinking that like = like, it’s good to remind ourselves of why having a water cooler from AquAid is really the best idea:

The first benefit almost goes without saying: Whichever AquAid water cooler you choose to have installed in your premises, you will have access to chilled (and hot) drinking water throughout your working day.

The second benefit is that you will be relying on a company that has more than 20 years’ experience in the provision of high quality water coolers, water and water related products.

Reach is the third benefit – with over 22 branches throughout the UK, you will be supplied by a local depot staffed by a team who are familiar with the area and your requirements.

Fourth benefit: Your environment. We’re very cognisant of our carbon footprint. Having a local AquAid means we minimise our footprint by being able to travel shorter distances to deliver your water and service and sanitise your water cooler. We also re-use our water bottles (up to 35x) and then recycle the bottles in a responsible manner. The cups we supply are made from a single type of plastic which means they are much easier to recycle; we are also hard at work encouraging our customers to adopt recycling practices wherever they are in the UK..

The fifth benefit is also one of our most important and one we are most proud of: Since our inception some 20 years ago, Aquaid have partnered with the charities Christian Aid and the Africa Trust.  These donations have enabled these charities to continue with the vital role they play in the lives of millions of people. This is achieved through donating a portion of our sales for each bottle of water delivered and each mains-fed cooler installed. The result of these donations (to date) is in excess of £13,000,000 provided for the implementation of sustainable water projects which have helped more than 5 million people.

Value adds inherent as part of our brand

With each Mains-Fed cooler installed at a school, we provide 100 water refillable water bottles for the children, to help encourage them to keep drinking water.

We also provide hydration awareness posters which clearly and simply illustrate good hydration practices, thereby enabling a healthier, more productive lifestyle, whether at the workplace or at school.

To enjoy all of these (and more) benefits while simply keeping refreshed, don’t delay, contact us at AquAid – we’ll be delighted to assist.

AquAid’s Mains Fed Water Cooler Range: The Hydrator

AquAid’s Mains Fed Water Cooler Range: The Hydrator

Don’t be misled by the stylish yet sturdy AquAid Hydrator’s appearance. This powerhouse water cooler is easily capable of dispensing up to 40ℓ of chilled drinking water per hour.

The Hydrator is BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) compliant due to its low energy consumption and the safety option of being able to bracket the unit to the wall upon installation.

Designed for installation in high use areas, the AquAid Hydrator also offers a range of available options including silver impregnated anti-bacterial taps which are excellent for killing bacteria.

These anti-bacterial taps and dispense points are of particular value where staff refill their water bottles, as they vastly reduce the likelihood of cross contamination.

Based on the Hydrator’s ability to fill 120 x 330ml bottles every hour, it is best suited for installation in:

Offices with a large staff contingent and;

Sizable Work areas and Factories

This water dispenser is available as a Cold Water unit only.

Servicing and sanitising your AquAid Hydrator chilled water dispenser

Not only do we provide top quality water coolers like the AquAid Hydrator, we also install and service the machines for you.  All of our machines are installed by our EDWCA accredited service technicians and as per the EDWCA guidelines; we sanitise all mains-fed water dispensers every 6 months.

For all your water and water cooler requirements, contact us at AquAid today. With over 20 years of experience and more than 22 branches nationwide, we’re perfectly positioned to provide you with the right water dispenser to meet your drinking water requirements.

Corporate Social Responsibility and your AquAid water dispenser

Installing an AquAid Hydrator benefits not only you and your staff, by supplying you with drinking water at a push of a button, but also those in need on other continents.

Should you install four Mains Fed plumbed-in water dispensers, a water well, bearing your organisation’s name, will be built in Africa on your behalf.

However, be assured that If you don’t take 4 plumbed-in units, we will still donate a portion of the revenue from our sales to the charities that we support.

Keeping your Cool – Summer 2018

Keeping your Cool – Summer 2018

Or as Martha sang, ‘Heat wave …. uh … heat waaaaaaave …’

Or as a fellow FB’er posted … ‘Don’t we just call this summer?’

Anyhow, tamayto, tomado, whatever the weather, the fact remains, when the temperatures soar, do you know how to keep yourself cool and hydrated?

Here’s a refresher about keeping yourself cool and hydrated during summer. To make it super easy, I’ve listed keeping cool ideas for home, work and all around.

In the workplace:

  • Stay hydrated! Set an alarm while at work to make sure that you visit the water cooler as often needs be to replenish your drinking water.
  • Chill your wrists: Run cold water over your wrists for a 20 to 30 seconds every hour.  Try not to do this using the cool water from the water cooler – it’s messy and I doubt the water cooler station is meant to be used as a private bathing area. Rather use the taps in the bathroom.
  • If water restrictions are in place, you could always go all sporty and wear a headband and/or wrist bands (clean and dry) that have come from the freezer.
  • Drink cool (but not icy cold) liquids to help lower your body temperature. The water cooler cooler station is perfect for this.
  • Turn off electronics: If they’re not being used, unplug electronic devices to keep them from generating unnecessary heat.

At home:

  • Chill your wrists: Run cold water over your wrists for 20 to 30 seconds every hour. Alternatively, put clean, dry head and wrist bands in the fridge or freezer and put them on after they’re chilled.
  • Stay hydrated!  Kids may not feel thirsty, but it’s essential to stay hydrated, so make sure young ones are getting lots of water. If you’re planning to leave the house, freeze some water bottles and take them with you.
  • Drink cool (but not icy cold) liquids to help lower your body temperature.
  • A little help from some fans: They may be little, but those battery-operated personal fans can make a big difference.
  • Turn off electronics: If they’re not being used, unplug electronic devices to keep them from generating unnecessary heat.
  • Stay downstairs: Downstairs areas tend to be cooler, but wherever you are in the house, remember to keep the room(s) well ventilated.
  • Don’t cook: Eat fresh foods such as salads and fruit. Not only will this cool the body’s core, it’ll also keep cooking-related heat from filling up the house.
  • Postpone the washing: Plan to do heat-generating activities after the sun goes down. Do the washing at night, for example.

All around:

  • Shut windows, pull down the shades and use air-conditioning when it’s hotter outside. If there’s no aircon, make sure all rooms are well ventilated. If it’s safe to do so, open windows when it’s cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Opt for a cooler shower or bath.
  • Drink cool drinks regularly, such as water and fruit juice.
  • Stay tuned to the weather forecast on the internet, radio and TV channels, or at the Met Office website.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing and a hat if you go outdoors and always keep a water bottle with you.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.
  • People who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake.
  • If you’re sweating a lot, be quick to replace lost salts and minerals as well as water. Fruit juice or sports drinks with electrolytes are good choices, but do not take salt tablets unless directed to by your doctor. Taking calcium supplements, however, is a good idea.
  • Drink cool (but not icy cold) liquids to help lower your body temperature.

updated from a 2013 blog