In a nutshell, renting is the safer option. Leave the servicing, filter change and sanitisation of your cooler to the professionals and don’t take any chances with your staff, customers or family.
There is often a debate on whether it is better to rent or buy a water cooler. Certainly if you were to shop around and look on places like ebay you could pick up a new or used water cooler for less than you would rent one for a year. But ultimately like everything in life: you get what you pay for. Cheap water coolers are just like other cheap electrical appliances in that they don’t last very long.
Also, if you own a water cooler, you are responsible for it and this means servicing, repairing and most importantly sanitisation. Water is a natural breeding ground for bacteria and over time whether you like it or not, biofilm then bacterial outbreaks will occur, meaning whoever is using the water cooler - your family, employees or work colleagues - are at risk. It is therefore essential that is you choose to purchase a water cooler you either get someone to regularly sanitise (we recommend every 6 months) or learn how to do this yourself.
The term rent is a little misleading. Call a Cooler through their service division Clean a Cooler, provide a full sanitisation and filter change service every 6 months. A better way to look at the rental charge is to say it is a service charge. At Call a Cooler we provide the water cooler and the servicing that you require for the one fixed low cost. This should give you piece of mind that your cooler is clean, safe and hygienic.
With all refrigerant type machines- they can be temperamental at times. With Call a Cooler you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong cooler and it dying in 6 months. Any problems with your cooler and we fix or replace within 48 hours at no extra charge.