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Drinking Fountain & Water Cooler Quick Buying Guide

Posted on September 06 2019

Water Cooler Quick Buying Guide

Let’s face it - when it comes to outfitting a facility with new drinking fountains and/or water coolers, comparing units is harder than it should be. Drinking fountain manufacturers present unit features differently and even use different naming conventions for the same components, making side-by-side unit comparison difficult, and comparing more than two units at a time? Forget about it. That’s why as a distributor of all top drinking fountain and water cooler manufacturers, we saw an opportunity to make comparing units by Elkay, Oasis, and Murdock much easier with this quick buying guide, that compares unit features much more easily. 


In our commercial drinking fountains and water cooler quick buying guide, you will find a variety of different charts that make comparing features for your facilities new water fountains easier by citing the most important features and functionality of each unit. The charts included in the guide are sectioned into the following categories:

  • Elkay Wall Mount Water Coolers
  • Elkay ezH2O Bottle Filling Stations
  • Elkay ezH2O Bi-Level Bottle Filling Stations
  • Oasis Versacooler II Water Coolers with Versafiller Bottle Fillers
  • Oasis Versacooler II Water Coolers
  • Oasis Compact Water Coolers
  • Murdock Non-Filtered Water Coolers
  • Murdock Bi-Level Bottle Filling Stations

To use our water fountain buyers guide, you can either view our reference charts below or view the full Drinking Fountain and Water Cooler Quick Buying Guide PDF, that you can save or print and mark it up as needed. Once you have found the unit(s) that match your criteria, use our search bar to view the unit’s product page, which includes more detailed information, like full feature lists, along with the manufacturer spec sheets and other resources. Simply type the part number of the water cooler or drinking fountain you are interested in into our search bar to find a unit’s product page. Scroll beyond the charts to read our example criteria and how to use our site to learn more about a unit or the units you are interested in after finding the units that suit your requirements. 

Elkay Wall Mounted Water Coolers Chart
All of the units listed in the Elkay Wall Mounted Water Coolers Chart above are all made by Elkay and designed to be mounted to the wall. The first part number listed is our part number, and the second column shares Elkay’s model number. The cooling rate of the standard 8 GPH (gallon per hour) also tells you that they all provide chilled water. The Filtered column tells you whether the unit comes with a factory-installed filtration system or not. The next two columns tell you whether the unit comes with either a flexi-guard bubbler or a vandal-resistant bubbler. The next column tells you if the unit is Green Spec listed or not. The second to last column from the right tells you how the water cooler is activated, either by a push bar, or a vandal-resistant push button. The right-most column states the units finish, which is either gray granite or stainless steel.

Elkay EZH2O Bottle Filling Stations
All of the Elkay units in the Elkay EZH2O Bottle Filling Station Chart above are single water cooler bottle filler combination units that are in the EZH2O series. The Filler Activation column tells you if the bottle filler is either sensor-operated or a manual push button.
All of the Elkay units in the Elkay EZH2O Bottle Filling Station Chart above are bi-level water cooler bottle filler combination units that are in the EZH2O series.
Oasis Versacooler II Chart
All of the Oasis units in the Oasis Versacooler II Chart above are Oasis water cooler units that are in the Versacooler II model series by Oasis.
Oasis Versacooler Versafiller Units
All of the Oasis units in the Oasis Versacooler II with Versafillers Chart above are water cooler bottle filler combination units that are in the Versacooler II and Versafiller series by Oasis.


Oasis Compact Water Coolers Chart

All of the Oasis units in the Oasis Compact Water Coolers Chart above are wall mounted or floor mounted water coolers by Oasis that have a small footprint.

 

Murdock Non-Filtered Water Coolers Chart

All of the Murdock units in the Murdock Non-Filtered Water Coolers above are water cooler units made by Murdock that don't include a factory installed filter. 

 

Murdock Bi-Level Bottle Filling Stations

All of the Murdock units in the Murdock Bi-Level Bottle Filling Stations above are water cooler and bottle filler combination units made by Murdock.

 

Water Cooler Quick Guide PDFSave the full Drinking Fountain and Water Cooler Quick Buying Guide PDF to view or reference it later, or send it to colleagues to weigh in on the initial requirements for your facility's new water coolers.

 

 

 

 

 

Example Criteria for a Water Cooler Unit Search


Single, Filtered Water Cooler With A Sensor Bottle Filler With A Gray Finish
If I were looking for a single, filtered water cooler with a sensor bottle filler with a gray finish, then I might print out the sheet and use highlights to narrow down my search, highlighting all units with a cooling capacity first, then crossing off all units without a bottle filler, with manual bottle filler activation, and sandstone or stainless steel finishes. Then, I would circle all units with a filter. This would leave me with the following selection: Equiparts Part #’s 03585 and 03589, which both happen to be Elkay ezH2O bottle filler units. So then I would search for both units using our part number in the search bar, and compare them to figure out what one is best suited for my facility.

*A Note About Filtered Fountains: If a fountain is marked as having a filter, that means that a filter is factory installed in that unit. It is important to note that some of the units that are not marked to include a filter, can still become filtered units. However, this is easier for some units more than others, dependant on whether the unit has the space within it for the filter. If you are interested in a unit that states it is not filtered but you need it to be filtered, simply call in and we will confirm with you whether that unit has the space to add a filter, or if you would need to a filter using a retrofit filter kit in order to add a filter to that unit. 

 

Looking for a bi-level unit with a bottle filler? Read our Bi-Level Water Cooler with Bottle Filler Comparison Guide next to compare some of our top bi-level water cooler with bottle filler units. 


Once you choose the water cooler and/or drinking fountain unit(s) you want, simply add them to your cart to buy online (*and remember, free shipping when you buy 4 or more Oasis units! Potential free shipping available for other high quantity orders - call for more information) or give us a call to place your order: 

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