How Often Should You Change Your Water Cooler Filter?
It’s easy to look after a bottleless water cooler. They are reliable and low-maintenance, and with the proper care, your bottleless water dispenser will continue to provide you with clean, fresh-tasting drinking water for years to come.
We often get the question, “How often should I change my water cooler filter?”
Many variables can affect the lifespan of a water filter. Consider the following:
- The overall condition of your water
- If you have hard water which causes scale to build up and clog the filter
- How much water you use each day
- If your water was previously treated or filtered
- What type of water filter your water dispenser uses
Water filters typically have an estimated life cycle, measured in gallons, which offers a guideline based on average water use. The two most common water filtration methods are standard filtration and reverse osmosis filtration.
Standard filtration consists of a sediment filter combined with a carbon filter. Reverse osmosis filtration typically combines standard filtration with a reverse osmosis filter.
Cool Planet Water’s bottleless water cooler filters come with a life cycle of 2,250 gallons for sediment and carbon filters to 35,000 gallons for reverse osmosis filters. That means your water dispenser can filter 6.2 gallons per day for 365 days before you need to change your water filter. If your water cooler is in a business that operates five days a week, you can use 8.7 gallons per day for a year before you need to change your water filter.
And that’s just with standard filtration! Your reverse osmosis water filter can filter 95.9 to 135 gallons of water per day each year before it needs a change.
Now you know what water filters can do in a year*, but what does that mean for your office water coolers?
- For an office with 10 employees working 5 days a week, your employees will use about 35 gallons of water per month, or 420 gallons per year.
- For an office with 10 employees working 7 days a week, your employees will use about 50 gallons of water per month, or 600 gallons per year.
- For an office with 20 employees working 5 days a week, your employees will use about 70 gallons of water per month, or 840 gallons per year.
- For an office with 20 employees working 7 days a week, your employees will use about 95 gallons of water per month, or 1,140 gallons per year.
*Calculations are based on each employee drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day