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Buying vs. Renting a Water Dispenser

A water dispenser or water cooler can help to keep your employees happy and healthy, which in turn leads to increased productivity and even job satisfaction in your workplace. If you’re looking for a water dispenser for your office, then there are two main routes to take – buying or renting a water dispenser.


Which choice is right for you and your business? Read on for some of the pros and cons of buying vs. renting a water dispenser to help you decide.


Buying a water dispenser

It may sound obvious, but one of the main benefits of buying something rather than renting it is that you own it. This can give you greater control over the use and maintenance of your water dispenser. It also means that you can try to sell the unit if you decide you no longer need it, potentially earning back some of the money you spent on the purchase.


However, greater control over aspects like maintenance also means greater responsibility, unless you have a maintenance and repair agreement with the company you bought the cooler from. The other downside is that it is a greater upfront cost compared to renting, which can be a problem if you have limited funds.


Renting a water dispenser

Renting a water dispenser can be a great option if you are trialing the use of this kind of unit. It can be inconvenient if you commit to a large purchase and then later decide that you don’t need it. A monthly or annual rental agreement can make it easier and less costly if you later change your mind.


The smaller upfront cost can also make it more appealing, especially for start-up businesses furnishing their new offices. However, if you’re going to use your water dispenser for the foreseeable future, then the rental costs can really add up over the years.


Renting or buying from Mountain Park

At Mountain Park Spring Water, you can buy your own water dispenser for $225 when bought new or just $90 when bought used. Both options include a one-year warranty. Alternatively, you can rent a water dispenser for $84.95 per year, including any servicing or maintenance required. If you rent for more than one year, then your dispenser can be replaced with a freshly sanitized dispenser if you’d like.


If you’d like to buy or rent a water dispenser around Martinsville, VA, or High Point, Winston Salem, and Greensboro, NC, then contact Mountain Park Spring Water to find out more about our appliances and office water service.