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Visiting a hunting or fishing cabin can be a great way to relax. To ensure you enjoy your time there as much as possible, install a home drinking water filtration system, which will provide you with some amazing benefits.

#1. Never worry about bringing bottled water with you

You never know when the urge to visit your cabin will strike out of nowhere. If the mood suddenly hits you, the fact that you do not need to stop for bottled water first gives you one less thing to worry about.

#2. You will always have plenty of ice on hand

Ice is something you also need plenty of whenever you are camping. Rather than lugging coolers full of ice that will quickly melt and require replacing, you can instead dispense ice directly from your refrigerator. Having ice available where and when you need it will make grilling a snap, and will also make it easier for you transport fresh catch back with you.

#3. Helps you remain hydrated

A trip to your cabin will likely involve lots of outdoor activity. Anytime you are spending a great deal of time outdoors, it becomes especially important to remain hydrated. A water filtration system will help you do just that by making it easy to refill sports bottles and camelbacks before going hiking, fishing, or boating.

#4. Provides cool water for mixing drinks

Cool water is available at the touch of button whenever you need to make delicious lemonade or iced tea; preparing juice from concentrate for your morning breakfast will be a snap as well.

There are actually several other ways in which a water filtration system could make spending time in a cabin more pleasant. To find out more, please contact us.

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Office water coolers are not just for the workplace. The entire family will find plenty of benefits for them at home, and here are just a few of them.

#1. Make preparing lemonade, tea, and other soft drinks much easier

Need to prepare only a class of lemonade? If so, all you need to do is add cold water and stir. When making brewed iced tea, just pour some cold water over top of your boiled tea bags and you’re done.

#2. Helping you stay hydrated

To remain hydrated, you must consume water throughout the day. You may not take the time to do so if you have to worry with filling a glass full of ice and water. On the other hand, you are much more likely to drink lots of water when all you have to do is press a button.

#3. Frees up space inside your refrigerator

If you have limited space inside your refrigerator, you'll be glad to know you no longer have to store plastic bottles or pitchers of ice water anymore.

#4. You never have to buy bottled water

Constantly making trips to the store to buy bottled water can soon get annoying, not to mention expensive. Our "ever-fill" bottles refill themselves each time someone takes a drink, ensuring you never run out. You'll always have plenty of delicious drinking water on hand, even when unexpected guests arrive.

These are just a few ways in which office water coolers are useful at home. To find an office water cooler that is perfect for your household, please contact us.

Posted by Mark Sutera

If you were unaware that weight loss is on everyone’s mind, simply sneak a peek at the magazine covers near the grocery store checkout stands. Headlines promise you tips and tricks to lose ten pounds before the end of summer, before Thanksgiving, or before you head to grandma’s house for Christmas. But did you know that there is scientific evidence to prove that drinking water can help with weight loss? Heading to the office water coolers has never been more beneficial!

Water Preloading Equals Weight Loss

A study published in the research journal Obesity tackled the question if drinking water before sitting down for a meal could help adults lose weight. Calling it “water preloading,” the experts found that weight loss program participants, who drank almost 17 ounces of water half an hour before lunch or dinner, lost more weight than the control group that was told to envision themselves being full before eating a main meal. The consistent intake of just a little over two cups of water at the right time successfully aided their weight loss strategies.

Incorporating Trips to the Office Water Coolers for Your Weight Loss Routine

Lunch is the kind of larger meal that most workers eat at the office or at nearby restaurants. Yet for some, particularly those who work overtime, the second main meal of the day, dinner, is also consumed at work. It therefore makes sense to factor in the company’s offer of great-tasting water when trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Add some variety to your water intake by adding natural flavors in the form of lemon slices and mint leaves or the combination of cucumber and lemon slices.

Contact us today to learn more about the advantages of water coolers in offices.

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When starting a business, many people are concerned with opening bank accounts, marketing, and buying office furniture. Not many entrepreneurs place picking out the right office water coolers at the top of their list; however, these items are just as important as anything else for a number of reasons.

Builds Morale

To be successful, your employees must be engaged from the very beginning. They'll be happier whenever you provide them with cool, fresh water throughout the day. Workers are also more likely to start their day off in a positive mood when you use water from your office cooler to brew that morning pot of coffee.

Increases Productivity

Time is a valuable resource for any new business. It's important to prevent your employees from becoming dehydrated if they are to be as productive as possible. There is only one way to stay hydrated, and that is by consuming plenty of water on a regular basis.

Improves Health

No new business owner wants to think about sick days, but the fact is that they are inevitable. You can't prevent all illnesses, but you can ensure your employees have a strong immune system by encouraging them to drink plenty of water. Consuming six to eight glasses of water each day flushes toxins from the body, and can go a long way toward fighting infections or the common cold.

These are just a few ways in which a new business owner could benefit from installing an office water cooler, even before the first customer walks through the door. For assistance in choosing the right one, please contact us.

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You already know how important it is to drink plenty of fresh, clear water each day. If you regularly purchase bottled water, you may be wondering whether you could benefit from installing a water filtration system. Home drinking water filtration systems have four distinct advantages that are definitely worth considering.

#1. Cut down on waste-With a home water filtration system, you never have to worry about adding waste to your local landfill or storing plastic bottles until you are able to recycle them. Filtered water produces virtually no waste aside from an occasional worn filter, making it a very eco-friendly option.

#2. It is more cost-effective-Bottled water can get expensive over time, particularly if you must have water delivered. Water filtration systems will provide you with a greater return on your investment, allowing you to have fresh, delicious water at a fraction of the cost.

#3. Never run out-How many times have you longed for a refreshing drink of water, but discovered you had run out of bottled water? That won’t be a concern if you have a water filtration system because you are guaranteed virtually an endless supply.

#4. Better tasting for kids-The problem with bottled water is keeping it cold so that kids are willing to drink it. Filtered water on the other hand is already cold when it comes out of the tap. Hook up a filtered line to your refrigerator and you will also have ice on demand when you need it. You’ll probably be surprised at how anxious your children are to drink water once you purchase a filtration system.

These are just a few benefits to choosing filtered water over bottled, but we think you will actually find there are lots more. For help with choosing the right filtration system, please contact us.

Posted by Mark Sutera

A water cooler at work may seem like many to be a perk. Some office managers may look at them to be an unnecessary expense. However, office water coolers are much more than a punch line to a joke. Keeping workers hydrated can have many benefits beyond offering a place to blow off some steam.

Lawrence E Armstrong, a professor of Physiology at the University of Connecticut helped conduct a study in which he found:

“...[dehydration can] impact how our mind and body perform... Dehydration affects all people, and staying properly hydrated is just as important for those who work all day at a computer as it is for marathon runners...”

Having workers that are more alert, thinking more quickly, and able to problem-solve is essential to keeping your business running efficiently. Mistakes cost money. Unhealthy workers cost money. Here are some suggestions for making the most of an office water cooler:

  1. Obtain a water cooler system form a reputable company. Since 1988, Pure1 has been supplying businesses around the world with great tasting, safe bottled water from our drinking water coolers. You want clean, reliable, and economical service.
  2. Discuss your business water needs with a professional. Different environments require different sized systems and it is essential to get the right system for your specific need.
  3. Place your office water dispenser in a convenient, yet not too convenient place. It should be in a place where workers can see it regularly to remind them it's there, and in a place they can get to with little effort. Keeping it in a place where they have to walk a little helps workers to take a break and stretch. Think about what else is around the water dispenser. Is it inviting? Is it in a place workers would want to avoid?
  4. Encourage workers to drink enough water throughout the day.  This can be done with small memos, posters, or occasional emails or tweets reminding them to stay hydrate.
  5. Try encouraging water drinking with this fun activity. Place a roll of raffle tickets by the cooler.  For every 8 ounce fill-up, an employee can take a ticket and put it in a fish bowl.  At the end of a specific time period, (e.g. one week)have a drawing for a prize.  Prizes can be water themed like a water bottle, pool floaties, rubber duckies, etc.  A grand prize at the end of a longer period of time can also be given.

 We can help you assess your water filtration needs.  Contact us for more information.

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When you expand from working alone to hiring several employees, you need to get office space. Although the office building that you choose may provide a variety of amenities, you should still do everything in your power to provide your employees with a positive and productive work environment. Although an office water cooler is not going to complete your office, it is a great addition to start with.

Dedicate a Place for Socializing

If you do not have a water cooler, your employees may socialize anywhere in the office. However, this can lead to a lack of productivity because it is so easy for conversations to spread throughout the whole office. By creating a dedicated space to socialize, you can eliminate this particular problem.

Fresh Water Is Enjoyable

Tap water is fine, but it is not always that enjoyable to drink, unless you are parched. However, most people will enjoy getting a glass of fresh water that they know is filtered.

Save Employee Time

To prevent your employees from feeling the need to step out to get something to drink, you need to at least have an office water cooler. One of the most effective ways to work productively is in short and highly focused bursts, and being able to get water in such a short time can avoid disrupting focus levels.

Request Future Suggestions

After you get this put into your office, you can start asking your employees for suggestions. While you can come up with your own ideas, you should take advantage of the opportunity to add things to the office that will help most or all of your employees maintain high morale and job satisfaction.

Please contact us if you have any questions about office water coolers.

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In California, reverse osmosis is becoming a household word. In the state where plenty of backyards feature swimming pools, the drought has put a kibosh on draining and refilling them. But CBS 13 now reports that reverse osmosis filtration systems are cleaning the water without the need for wasting it. Smaller versions of this technology are the home and office water filters you now find quite frequently underneath sinks.

What Does Reverse Osmosis Do? And How?

If reverse osmosis can clean a swimming pool that is frequently in use, it can most certainly filter the water that comes from the faucet. In fact, this technology succeeds in removing pesticides, arsenic, and lead. The filtration in use relies on the principles of osmosis.

You may remember osmosis from your high school cell biology class; the process stipulates that a solvent molecule will pass a cell membrane from an area of lower concentration to one of higher concentration. The result is a gradual balancing out of the chemicals. Reverse osmosis stands this process on its head. It changes the flow from an area of a concentrated chemical solution to one of lower concentration.

A Great Taste without the Need for Buying Expensive Bottled Water

A reverse osmosis unit allows filtered water to come from your faucet. Hook it up to your refrigerator’s ice maker for ice cubes that are as safe and good tasting as your drinking water. Choose a 20-gallon a day unit or one that filters 100 gallons per day. Only you can decide on the amount of water you need on a daily basis. The water you enjoy has a crisp taste that you would usually associate with bottled water – but at a fraction of the cost.

If we have piqued your interest in adding home and office water filters to your faucet, contact us for more information on the reverse osmosis and other models we offer.

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You know that office water coolers are the hot spots for departmental gossip and insider information on the latest positions that will open up across the company. But did you also know that heading to the water cooler could be the best thing you are doing for your digestive health?

Getting up and Moving is a Must for Healthy Digestion

When your work takes place predominantly on the computer, you spend a lot of time seated at a desk. Depending on your workload, you may even continue this activity after your eight hours are up. Unfortunately, this lack of exercise causes the food in your large intestine to move at a snail’s pace. The result, well, it is unpleasant and painful.

To spur on the intestine to contract and move the food along faster, exercise is a must. However, there is no need to go overboard. About an hour after lunch, get up and walk around the office. Head to the water cooler for a refill of your tumbler. Walk up a flight of stairs and come back down. As little as ten minutes of walking can make a huge difference to your digestive health.

Drink Your Water!

An old wives’ tale suggests that drinking water with a meal is not good for you. Mayo Clinic experts note that the opposite is actually the case. When you drink water during your meal or after, it helps with digestion. The extra liquid lets your body break down the food more efficiently, which allows more nutrients to absorb into your body. Combine this practice with healthy food choices! Vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are excellent foods to put on your lunch or snack menu.

If your office does not have water coolers just yet, contact us to find out how easy it is to remedy this situation.

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Have you ever wondered why coffee from the shop downtown tastes so amazing? Even the best beans, roast, and exclusive varieties don't taste quite the same when you brew at home.

Water is the secret. Coffee shops take their water seriously--after all, the main ingredient in a cup of coffee is the water. It's not that surprising, is it? Great ingredients turn out great taste.

One of the fastest growing coffee shops in the Midwest makes sure that they brew with filtered water. And they are not alone. Ask the barista the next time you stop in for your favorite cuppa. Chances are you'll hear something like: "...if you have great tasting water you will have great tasting coffee."

Great coffee isn't the only reason to have a home drinking water filtration system. The Associate Nutrition Editor for Eating Well Magazine writes that water can impact heart health, diabetes, liver health, and even brain power. And then there's the subject of your brewing equipment...you may have already realized that unfiltered water can limit the life of your high-end coffee maker.

Filtering your water at home takes care of annoying odor and chlorine content, and gives you a cup of clear water that's good for your health and your next cup of brew.

Still have questions? Visit the Specialty Coffee Association of America who exists "...because great coffee doesn't just happen." Review the chart: "Water for Brewing Standards" and make a choice for health and taste.

Before you brew that next cup, contact us to learn how to begin enjoying the very best for you and your family.

Posted by Mark Sutera