As someone living in Malaysia, you will have noticed the massive demand for water dispensers in recent years.
While Malaysia is a tremendous place to live, it is fair to say that getting access to water can be a challenge – quality water, at least. That is why many Malaysians are investing in water dispensers solutions.
Read on to find out how to choose the best water dispenser for your home.
First, what is a water dispenser?
A modern water dispenser is similar to a water filtration system which provides you with clean water. However, a water dispenser can also offer hot water on demand.
This is great for busy people who want to save the hassle of boiling water.
What matters when buying a water dispenser in Malaysia?
There are numerous factors to take into account when buying water dispensers in and across Malaysia.
As a general rule of thumb, you should focus on the following characteristics and features:
1) The total cost in the long term
Buying a water dispenser is similar to buying a printer, you need to consider the cost of its system and the cost of replacement cartridges down the road.
A good water dispenser with NSF certified like 3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2 would cost you around RM3000 including installation. Its cartridge replacement cost is around RM195.
- 3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2 with InstallationProduct on sale
- 3M AP2-C405-SG Replacement CartridgeProduct on sale
Depending on the quality of the water sources in your house, and how often you use it, you might want to replace the cartridge 1-2 times a year.
Its cartridge replacement process is also a key factor. Some companies selling you cheap water dispensers but charge you a sky-high cartridge replacement cost (they often name it “maintenance fee”).
Some companies practise a more ethical approach which allows their customers to change the cartridge easily on their own. The model I just mentioned, “3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2” allows cartridge replacement in less than a minute just like this:
We recommend that you go for a brand which does not tie you up with a long term maintenance fee. A modern water dispenser should allow you the option to change the cartridge on your own easily without paying for extra maintenance cost.
2) How much room does it take up?
You should also consider the space that the dispenser will take up. Water dispenses are usually placed on the kitchen top like this:
If you worry that it will not fit into the desired space, then you should probably look to get something smaller or find a different area for fitting.
3) Does it remove harmful contaminants, bacteria & viruses?
This is obvious. But you should take note that old-fashioned water dispensers like bottled water dispensers generally do not filter the water.
On the other hand, a modern water dispenser can remove harmful contaminants and reduce pathogenic bacteria & viruses. Your water is cleaner, safer, and your cup noodle certainly taste better.
4) Is the brand NSF certified?
While “NSF” is a more common factor in buying water filters, it is also applicable in water dispensers.
🛈 What is NSF Certification?
NSF International is an accredited, independent certification organization that tests and certifies products to verify they meet public health requirements. NSF runs more than 165,000 square feet of lab and serves over 150 countries around the world.
Unfortunately, not all water dispensers (and water filters) in Malaysia are NSF certified. When buying a water dispenser, you should check if it is NSF certified because it offers you the simplest proof of meeting the international standard.
What is the best model of water dispenser for Malaysians?
You have many options to pick from today when buying a Malaysian water dispenser.
One of the most popular models in Malaysia and even around the world is the 3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2.
As the official 3M distributor in Malaysia, we might be biased, but certainly for a good reason.
This countertop fitted water dispenser is affordable and provides you with all the modern features that you need, just like this video shows you:
If you do not want to watch the video, here are some quick reasons why 3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2 is the best water dispenser currently available in Malaysia:
1) Free from BPA
3M has become a go-to manufacturer of safe, BPA-free water dispensers in Malaysia and across the rest of the world.
2) Ultraviolet Technology
Deactivates viruses and bacteria which have built up in the water, making it safe.
3) NSF-approved Water Dispensation
This is the most thorough test for a water dispenser in the world, making it feel even safer for you to use.
4) Stress-free Cartridge Changing
Another benefit of 3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2 that it can easily be used to change and swap out the cartridges in seconds.
So, as you can see, the HCD-2 model from 3M might be one of the wisest investments you make this year. Peace of mind and the right build quality is worth paying for, after all.
- 3M Filtered Water Dispenser HCD-2RM2,949.00
Water Dispensers FAQ
🏆 Which is the best water dispenser brand in Malaysia?
If you take NSF certification, technology, and the ease of cartridge replacement, 3M is probably something you look for.
💧 Are water dispensers same as water filters?
A modern water dispenser should be able to offer clean water as well as hot water on demand.
💰 How much does water dispensers in Malaysia cost?
A quality hot cold water dispenser cost around RM3000. You should also consider the cost of cartridge replacement in long term.