Avalon A5BOTTLELESS Water Cooler Dispenser

The Avalon A5 water cooler dispenser stands out as far as value is concerned. It performs well in cooling and heating water and offers an effective dual-filtration system. It’s a balanced unit both functionally and operation-wise yet it’s reasonably priced.

Key Features:
  • Water is at the right temperature on all modes
  • The dual filtration system cleans water effectively
  • Moderate flow rate on all spouts

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Things we like

  • Water is at the right temperature on all modes
  • The dual filtration system cleans water effectively
  • Moderate flow rate on all spouts
  • Uses push-buttons for easy dispensing of water
  • Safe for use in homes with children around
  • Fairly large dispensing area and drip tray
  • Includes a leak detector and self-cleaning function
  • 1-year warranty plus a 30-day money-back guarantee

Things we don't like

  • Filters require replacement every 6 months
  • Might require help from a plumber to install

The Avalon A5 water cooler dispenser stands out as far as value is concerned. It performs well in cooling and heating water and offers an effective dual-filtration system. It’s a balanced unit both functionally and operation-wise yet it’s reasonably priced.

Functions

You get 3 water temperature options with this Avalon dispenser – hot, cold, and room temperature. The cold water comes out cold as you would expect while the room temp water is cool, just a little than tap water. The hot water is steaming hot at around 185oF which is perfect for coffee, tea, or soup.

The heating and cooling processes, however, are not as fast as the other models. You can only heat up to 4 liters of water per hour and cool 2.5 liters of water at the same time.

The flow rate is a bit slow initially but afterward, it’s moderate. You can dispense 2 liters of cold water and 1.8 liters of hot water within a minute which is about 50 to 75% of the rate you would get from a bottled cooler.

You won’t be bothered by this cooler while it’s running in either mode. The compressor makes only humming sounds like a fridge.

Filtration

The Avalon A5 utilizes a dual filtration system comprising a sediment filter and an activated carbon filter placed in a cabinet below the drip tray.

Water from your main supply flows into the unit where it’s first taken through the sediment filter which does well in removing fine particles as well as large sediments bigger than 5 microns. It’s able to filter out silt, sand, dirt, scale, and dust particles present in the water.

From there, water is taken through an activated carbon filter that eliminates residual chlorine, lead, organic matter, and any unpleasant tastes and odors resulting from common chemicals found in municipal water.

A few users claim that the dispensed water initially has a plastic taste which probably emanates from the reservoirs since the carbon block filter is meant to improve the taste.

Even so, with the two filters in place, the water you get from the two reservoirs of this unit is cleaner than tap water. You will have to change the filters every 6 months though. It’s a short lifespan since there are similar filters that can go up to 1-year.

Avalon has included a light indicator to notify you when it’s time to replace the filters, thereby you don’t have to keep track or rely on guesswork.

Operating

Push-buttons have been employed as the dispensing mechanism. You simply press the button for the temp of your choice and fetch the water from the spout below it. It’s an easy operation.

The hot water safety feature is easier for an adult to operate and all the buttons for dispensing water are on top that a baby or toddler can’t reach. They can’t dispense hot water even if they climb onto a chair. You can switch both hot and cold water functions from the back of the unit.

The dispensing area is large measuring 9-inches from the opening of the spouts to the drip tray. It’s sufficient to fit small to big containers and the drip tray is wide too hence you can place your cup and fill it without holding.

The unit is 41-inches high, so it’s a little taller such that you don’t have to bend much while dispensing water. Filling your cup at night is easier as well thanks to the built-in night light which illuminates the spouts making them clearly visible at night.

Installation

Setting up this Avalon dispenser may require getting a plumber if you don’t know what you are doing. However, many users agreed that it’s an easy process with basic DIY skills. It takes just a couple of minutes.

The installation instructions are detailed and clear. Moreover, all the necessary parts you need for installation are provided.

An input flow switch engages as water starts flowing out of the reservoirs. It acts as a leak detector which is a thoughtful addition because it can alert you in case there’s a leakage in the unit. It switches off the water until you manually dry the unit, fix the leakage, and reset the unit.

The dispenser is incorporated with a self-cleaning ozone function that will help sanitize the tanks and the whole system inhibiting the accumulation of germs and bacteria. The tradeoff is that you will have to wait for 90 minutes for the cycle to complete before you can dispense water.

Every part of the unit from the cabinet to the exterior frame and tanks is constructed to great quality. The unit is solid and can provide service for several years.

Verdict

What you get from the Avalon A5 is reliable performance on dispensing functions and filtration process. It works as specified and there are no major glitches to worry about. It’s a solid investment considering its highly competitive price.

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Avalon A5BOTTLELESS Water Cooler Dispenser
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Avalon A5BOTTLELESS Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A5BOTTLELESS Water Cooler Dispenser

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