The Goods: Water Coolers

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Culligan Executive

Culligan’s floor unit has pushbuttons for cold, hot, and extrahot water. The dispenser area is coated with bacteria-inhibiting silver ion, and the tank has a UV light. The cooler has slots for two water filters, each of which lasts for 16,000 8-ounce servings. You can choose from several filters that screen out sediment and other contaminants and reduce the smell and taste of chlorine. cost: Starts at $35 a month to lease, which includes maintenance and filter refills