Does a Water Cooler Use a lot of Electricity?
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Does a Water Cooler Use a lot of Electricity?

You love the fresh, crisp taste of water straight from a water cooler. This type of water always hits the spot whenever you drink it. You may have been influenced by work, or some other public area, now you want to install a water cooler in your home.

“Great!” You think, but then you begin to wonder, “How much electricity is it going to need to run in my home? Is it even worth the spiked electricity bill?”

Well, if you need that question answered, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s how much it really costs to run a water cooler in your home.

Yearly Cost

The exact yearly cost and amount of energy used per year depends on the model of the water cooler you choose.

To produce just cold water, a water cooler uses between .3 and 1.2 kWh per day, which comes out to around $45 per year added to your electricity bill. Essentially, it can cost anywhere from less than 50 cents to 10 cents per hour.

If you want hot water, however, it’s a different story.

A water cooler with a hot water feature uses around 2.8 kWh per day, which can cost well over $100 per year added onto your electricity bill. But a hundred bucks added per year isn’t too high of a price to pay if you put the hot water function to good use regularly!

Energy Consumption Depends on The Model

Every model of water cooler and the situation they’re installed in will determine its energy true consumption.

Additionally, further energy consumption can be determined by the ambient temperature the water cooler sits in along with the power system it’s hooked up to.

Reducing Energy Consumption of Your Water Cooler

If the amount of energy a water cooler uses concerns you, there are ways to reduce its consumption! With a purchase of a mechanical timer, you can program when you want your water cooler to consume power.

Say you got a water cooler for your business. Your business runs from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. You can set the timer to only cool water during those hours, which can cut the cost of its energy consumption significantly.

Contact Croix Crystal Water Treatment for Water a Cooler Install

Are you considering installing a water cooler or are you in the market for fast and convenient water delivery? Contact Croix Crystal Water Treatment!

Request a free quote online or give us a call at 715-386-8667 today!

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