A water cooler, also known as water heater, is an appliance that heats or cools the water with a water heating unit and dispenses it through a refrigerant unit or a refrigerant pipe. It’s usually located close to the shower room because of greater accessibility to plumbing. A simple water line is supplied from the water heater to the main sewer line. This water is then carried away into the drain field. The heat exchanger also provides a water source to the heater.
What is a Water Cooler?
A water cooler used to be more common in the U.S. than in most other countries. In the U.S., the majority of the homes have some kind of a water heater installed, so the use of a water cooler is limited to homes with two or more rooms that have access to the main sewer line. Nowadays, most homes are built with at least one bathroom in the home and often with more than one. So, with two bathrooms, a water heater is more efficient in the cold seasons than a water cooler. The main drawback of using a water heater is that it is costly and energy consuming, especially if the water heater is installed in an older home where old water pipes were present.
In the summer, most people use their water heaters as a primary source of hot water for bathing, washing clothes and other personal hygiene purposes while in the cold season they use them for cooking and drinking. Since most of the homes now have two bathrooms, the water heater is typically positioned near one of these bathrooms so that it has easy access to the main sewer line. This is done to prevent blockages caused by tree roots and other obstructions in the pipe.