OAK BROOK, Illinois (June 22, 2015) – Elkay, an American-owned and operated manufacturer of drinking fountains and bottle filling stations, is introducing new features to its popular ezH2O® bottle filling stations that save facilities energy and maintenance time.
Elkay introduced the bottle filling station in 2010 in response to consumer demand for drinking water and the growing concern regarding the environmental impact of bottled water. "Elkay has long provided water through our drinking fountains," said Franco Savoni, product director at Elkay. "However, drinking fountains aren’t designed for filling water bottles. Our ezH2O product was developed specifically to address that need and can now be found on college and business campuses as well as in airports, parks and sports facilities across the country."
The new ezH2O bottle filling stations feature energy-saving benefits, including a programmable setting to reduce the power used for the unit when the facility is not in use. "Operators can power down the refrigeration on the unit so water is dispensed, but the refrigeration portion of the unit will be powered off, which allows buildings to cut the energy usage of the ezH2Oproduct dramatically," said Savoni.
Enhancements will make maintenance easier. "With our new models, when you change the filter, the monitor light is reset automatically," said Savoni. "This simplifies filter changes for maintenance workers by saving them several steps and about 15 minutes every time they change a filter."
New models also have advanced self-diagnostic features built into the station. For instance, if a unit needs service, sensors detect the issue and send an alert message to the screen on the front of the unit, and maintenance staff have a visual indicator. "The sooner someone is alerted to an issue, the sooner that issue can be addressed," said Savoni. "Less down time for the units will result in a better experience for the end users and fewer phone calls to the facility manager with complaints."
The energy-saving and maintenance improvements to the ezH2O bottle filling stations are valuable for maintenance staffs but are also appreciated by architects and building owners and operators who want to offer modern amenities while operating energy-efficient, low-waste facilities.
About Elkay Since 1920, Elkay has been making innovative products and delivering excellent, domestic customer care. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, Elkay expanded its commercial offerings over four decades ago, and today delivers world-class sinks, faucets, foodservice fixtures, water coolers, drinking fountains and award-winning rapid bottle filling stations. Additionally, Elkay Wood Products is one of America’s leading cabinetmakers in the marketplace, with industry leading brands that include Medallion Cabinetry, Mastercraft Cabinetry, Design-Craft Cabinetry, Innermost Cabinetry, Yorktowne Cabinetry, Schuler Cabinetry and American Cabinetry Collection. Like your family, the Elkay family has values and traditions that endure; for almost a century, Elkay has been an American-owned and operated company, providing thousands of jobs that support our families and communities.
For additional information, visit Elkay.com/ezh2o.