Categories
Blog

How to Cool Down Without Air Conditioning

Throughout spring and summer, and even the fall, we get hit with hot weather that can be uncomfortable if we’re not properly equipped. If your home or office isn’t air-conditioned and you don’t want to fork out the cash for it (or if your boss won’t), then don’t worry; we’ve got some top tips for staying cool in the heat even if you don’t have air conditioning.

Lots of ice

Ice cold water feels glorious when you’re basking in the summer sun or stuck inside a hot and stuffy office. If you don’t have an ice dispenser, you should buy bags of ice or make sure you get plenty of ice cube trays and keep them stocked up. You can add them to your drinks or add them to a bottle of water to keep it cold for longer.

You can even freeze a plastic bottle of water so that it melts more slowly. Just down fill it to the top with water as it will expand as it freezes, which could burst the bottle. Ice packs are also good for cooling you down. Wrap them and place them on your pulse points for the most effective cooldown.

Freeze your sheets

Getting to sleep on a hot night can feel impossible. A great way to cool down is to freeze your sheets before bed. Put them in a plastic bag and place it inside your freezer for just a few minutes before you get into bed. They’ll stay cool for a little while which should help you drift off.

Water cooler

A water cooler in your home or office is another great way to make sure you always have access to cold water to drink or to mix in with other drinks. Having cold water on tap keeps you refreshed as well as hydrated, which is especially important in the heat. Combine this with a bottled water service and you’ll ensure that the water is always stocked.

Bring in the fans

Fans are a low-cost alternative to AC. Position them around the room so that you benefit from the breeze. To level things up, place a bowl of ice in front of the fan so that it blows even cooler air into the room. Alternatively, you can position box fans to be blowing out of the window to help keep the hot air out.

What are your best strategies for staying cool in the heat? If you need a spring water delivery service to help you stay cool in Kernersville, Winston Salem, High Point, and Greensboro, then get in touch for our professional services.

Categories
Blog

How Do Water Filters Work?


Do you prefer the taste of fresh, bottled water over tap water but don’t want to spend lots of money and create lots of plastic waste on buying bottled water? One option is a bottled water service which delivers fresh water to you in bulk and properly recycles the bottles afterward. Another is to buy a water filter for your home or office, allowing you to filter your tap water.

But how exactly does this work and is it effective? In this blog, we’ll explain how water filters work and whether they’re worth the purchase.

Why use a water filter?

On its journey to your glass, water comes into contact with lots of different contaminants, which it collects and carries with it in small amounts. Water from the municipal water supply is also treated with elements like chlorine in order to sanitize it. While most of these are harmless or in such low concentration that they won’t affect us, some people are concerned about the safety of their tap water. Others simply don’t like the taste of it because of these contaminants it contains.

These are the two main reasons why people use water filters – to literally filter out any contaminants that your tap water has picked up, making it cleaner for when you drink it.

How do water filters work?

So, how do they filter out all the contaminants? There are different types of water filters that work in slightly different ways. Some use a physical filter, like a sieve, to block particles, effectively removing them from your water as it passes through the filter. Some of these will only block larger particles while others can trap finer, microscopic particles.

Other filtration systems may contain carbon filters that are designed to absorb the contaminants from the water. Or another interesting technique is reverse osmosis – take a look at how reverse osmosis works here. Then there’s ion exchange, which is good for softening hard water as well as filtering out any contaminants.

Generally, water filtration systems use a combination of filtration techniques to ensure that as many different particles are removed from the water as possible. Some types of filters may achieve a higher purity level than others, depending on the techniques it is using to perform the filtration.

Our point-of-use filtration systems effectively remove 98% of all chlorine and lead, and 99.9% of waterborne cysts, such as mold spores. This gives you clean, good-tasting water in your home or office whenever you need it. Get in touch to find out more about our water filters and spring water delivery service.