The Pros and Cons of Refrigerator Ice and Water Dispensers

If you’re buying a new fridge or fridge/freezer, then there are a wide range of choices from basic to luxury. You’ve even got the option of a refrigerator with a water and/or ice dispenser in the door. Is this a convenient way to access fresh, cool water or is it just an over-expensive fad? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons to help you decide if it’s right for you.

The pros of fridge water dispensers

Water and ice dispensers are nice and convenient, meaning you can always fill a fresh glass of water or top up a drink. It’s a great way to encourage yourself or your family to drink water throughout the day, as you may be reminded to fill up your glass whenever you go to get something from the fridge. Ice dispensers are also convenient for when you’re entertaining guests or having a party.

Just like regular water dispensers, the water dispenser in your fridge door delivers fresh, clean-tasting water as it is usually filtered first (although not all of these types of fridges have a filter in their water dispenser). Most people prefer this to tap water, and it saves you from having to buy bottled water. These water dispensers can also be easier for young children to use compared to them having to pour water from a bottle, which could lead to spills.

The cons of fridge water dispensers

There are a few downsides to having a fridge with a water and ice dispenser though, starting with the cost. The initial cost of buying one of these refrigerators can be much more expensive than your standard fridge. You will then need to have the dispenser plumbed in to your water, and there are likely to be slightly higher ongoing operating and maintenance costs.

Having a water and/or ice dispenser in the door of your fridge or freezer will also eat into the space inside the refrigerator. This means you’ll have less space to store food and drink inside, so you need to decide which is more important to you. It could still be worth it if you usually store ice or bottled water in your fridge/freezer, as your new dispenser could get rid of the need for this.

A fridge water dispenser or a regular water dispenser does have its benefits, so decide if one is right for you before your upcoming purchase. And if you’re interested in a water delivery service for your home or office, contact Mountain Park Spring Water to find out more.


How to Wake Up in the Morning Without Coffee

We all know the struggle of having to drag ourselves out of bed in the morning when all we want is a little longer in bed. Those early mornings are especially difficult after a change in routine, if you suddenly have to start waking up earlier than you’ve been used to. A lot of people rely on coffee to wake up and muster enough energy to face a full day at work. But if you’re looking for alternatives to caffeine, then here are a few tips and tricks to help you wake up more easily and naturally.

Let the sun be your alarm clock

It’s so much easier to sleep when it’s dark, which is why blackout blinds can help people who have to sleep during the day. So, if you’re trying to wake up early, try leaving your curtains or blinds open. The sunlight is likely to wake you up and may also decrease your melatonin levels, helping you feel more alert and awake.

Keep your alarm out of reach

If you’re guilty of hitting snooze repeatedly until you’re running late, then try leaving your phone or alarm clock on the other side of the room. This forces you to get out of bed to turn it off, and just getting out of bed is often the hardest part. Alternatively, there are some alarm apps you could try that force you to complete a puzzle or take a photo of your kettle, for example, before the alarm will stop ringing.

Stretch or exercise

If your problem isn’t with getting out of bed but with feeling alert once you’re up, then starting the day with some stretches or exercise could help. This gets the blood pumping and gives you endorphins, helping to lift your mood and give you energy for the day ahead.

A cold shower

If you’re strong enough to face a cold shower first thing in the morning, then this is certain to give you the jolt you need to wake you up properly. It will be a shock to the system at first, but you might get used to it and it can offer you other benefits.

Wake up with water

You’re likely to be thirsty after around 8 hours in bed without drinking anything, and fatigue is a common symptom of dehydration. So, it’s a good idea to keep a glass or bottle of water by your bed so you can chug some when your alarm goes off. This will rehydrate you and help to boost your energy levels and alertness.

Make sure you always have fresh, good-tasting water readily available in your home with a bottled water delivery service from Mountain Park Spring Water. And try a water cooler so you can wake up in the morning with a glass of cold water. Contact us to find out more about our services across Virginia and North Carolina.