Frequently Asked Questions About Bottleless Water Coolers

Convenient and tasty, a Culligan bottleless water cooler is a great drinking water solution for your home or office.

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Ineffective filter pitchers and unappealing water fountains are relics of the past. A Culligan Bottleless Water Cooler could be your perfect solution. Standalone drinking water options provide hassle-free hydration for homes and businesses of any size.
In this article, we answer the following frequently asked questions about bottleless water coolers:
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Bottleless Water Cooler FAQs

What is a bottleless water cooler?

A bottleless water cooler is a machine that dispenses water without a bottle. Traditional coolers have a bottle on top that holds the liquid. But, bottleless water coolers take water directly from the waterline.
Bottleless coolers run this water through advanced filters, reducing impurities and contaminants.* The filtered water is then stored in an internal storage tank, so you'll have plenty on hand whenever you need it.

How does a bottleless water cooler work?

Bottleless water coolers take tap water and put it through a multistage filtration process unmatched by the competition.
  • Sediment filter: Reduces large contaminants.
  • Pre-carbon filter: Can remove particles as small as 10 microns.
  • Reverse osmosis: Significantly reduces contaminants such as lead, arsenic, chromium, copper and other metals.
Many bottleless water coolers also include a mineral cartridge in their treatment processes for improved taste.

What water problems can a bottleless cooler help solve?

Culligan has a custom solution for every kind of water worry, such as:

Why should you install bottleless water in your home or workplace?

With powerful filtration technology and hassle-free operation, Culligan bottleless water coolers are the healthier, more convenient choice for drinking water. Benefits include:
  • Increased safety measures: Hands-free dispensing improves safety and limits direct contact with shared surfaces. Certain models also come with UV light or ozone technology for continuous sanitizing and disinfection.
  • Cost savings: Bottleless water coolers provide great-tasting filtered water for approximately $0.02/gallon. These savings add up when compared to the average price per 5-gallon water bottle ($1+/gallon). And because these coolers connect directly to your water supply, you don’t need to pay for ongoing delivery contracts.
  • Better for the environment: Fewer plastic bottles will end up in our landfills and oceans because there are no wasteful plastic bottles.
  • Time and space savings: Your employees will not have to lift heavy bottles in exchange for empty ones. Additionally, there is no need for additional storage space to keep extra five-gallon bottles.
  • Improved taste and expansive options: Cold, hot, ambient or sparkling water varieties are readily available. Plus, reverse osmosis filtration technology reduces up to 99% of harmful contaminants, including lead, arsenic, nitrates and more.

Where can you install a bottleless water cooler?

Installing a bottleless water cooler can be as simple as installing a coffee or ice maker. These coolers can be placed almost anywhere that is near an electrical outlet and not far from a water source.
Your local Culligan water expert will need to confirm the location of a 110-volt grounded power outlet.
Then, they’ll locate a water source in your building and connect a water line from the source to the cooler.
There is flexibility with the placement of your cooler. Water lines can run behind walls, above drop ceilings or under baseboards, similar to a cable connection.

How will a bottleless water cooler impact your utility bills?

On average, city water is only 20 gallons per penny, making it a very inexpensive utility.
Typically, adding a bottleless cooler will not change your water bill by more than 25 cents per month. That’s less than $3.00 total for the entire year.
A bottleless cooler uses roughly the same amount of energy as a bottled water cooler, which is approximately $3.50/month. A small price to pay for cool, delicious water at your fingertips.

Does a bottleless water cooler require maintenance?

Yes, like other filtration systems bottleless water coolers need ongoing maintenance to continue providing you with safer, great-tasting water.
Your local Culligan water expert is equipped to handle all service needs. Regularly scheduled visits include a filter replacement and parts inspection.
In between these visits, it’s a great idea to keep your bottleless water sanitized. While many different models have antibacterial surface protection, it’s important to regularly clean your cooler’s surface. This helps prevent the spread of germs and viruses. We recommend wiping the entire surface of your bottleless water cooler, paying special attention to the dispensing area and any buttons.

What are some of the most popular Culligan bottleless water coolers?

At Culligan water, we have a long list of available products to meet your home or business’s drinking water needs. Below are three of our most popular bottleless water coolers.
Ascent 40 & 80 Bottleless Water Cooler
Ascent™ 40 & 80 Bottleless Water Cooler:
  • Multistage filtration reduces contaminants, unpleasant tastes and odors while adding minerals and electrolytes
  • Hot and cold water
  • Antibacterial spigots and a built-in air filter provide integrated safety
  • Large dispensing area perfect for tall bottles and cups
Ascent CT Bottleless Water Cooler
Ascent™ CT Bottleless Water Cooler:
  • Compact, space-saving design
  • Five-stage filtration process reduces contaminants, unpleasant tastes and odors while adding minerals and electrolytes
  • Hot and cold water
  • Large dispensing area perfect for tall bottles and cups
Culligan BluSoda Bottle-Free Water Cooler
Culligan BluSoda Bottle-Free® Water Cooler:
  • Countertop or freestanding options, both with large dispensing areas
  • Quality water filters reduce sediment, chlorine tastes and odor, along with microscopic impurities
  • Choose from cold, ambient and sparkling or cold, sparkling and hot
  • Dry cooling technology chills water quicker and more efficiently

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*Contaminants may not be in your water.