Benefits of Touchless Faucets
Going automatic with your tools and appliances is an ongoing trend with today’s technology. Not only do automatic tools pave the way for easier use, but they also save time and effort in different applications.
Adding to this growing trend are touchless kitchen sink faucets, or touchless faucets, which have grown in popularity over the years, especially during the pandemic.
Essentially, touchless faucets are sensor-operated taps that do not require a moving spigot to emit water. They also shut off automatically after use or after a standard time set by the owner or the manufacturer.
In this article, we’ll touch on the various benefits of using touchless faucets for your kitchen.
Accesses Water More Conveniently
Touchless faucets are simple to use regardless of their highly-customizable designs.
All you have to do to get water is wave your hand or other objects in front of the sensor. Once you're done, it will automatically shut off.
This easier and more convenient method of getting water from the faucet is an excellent choice for kids, the elderly, and those with limited motor skills.
Normally, some kids who are easily distracted leave traditional faucets on as they play with their toys or make funny faces in the mirror. Now, they can no longer wastewater with touchless faucets.
Another benefit of using touchless faucets is that you can now get water even while holding another object, like a cup or a pot.
Saves Money and Conserves Water
Water conservation and money saving are some of the main advantages of using touchless faucets. According to a study by Hanley Wood University, touchless faucets can reduce water use by up to 30% or more.
Typically, you use around 2 liters of water every minute when washing your hands using a traditional faucet.
On the other hand, a touchless faucet only activates when you need it and shuts off automatically when you've finished using the sink. One activation generally lasts up to 15 seconds.
This automatic shut-off system solves the frequent issues with leaks and spills in commercial plumbing, making you save hundreds of gallons of water over several years.
Cleaner Than Alternatives
Touchless faucets are also significantly cleaner than their traditional counterparts– something that is highly valued during the pandemic. While traditional faucets require their users to touch the tap before washing their hands, touchless faucets use a sensor to open and close the water’s flow automatically.
Moreover, having different persons touch the same faucet again after washing provides breeding grounds for bacteria and cross-contamination. Although you can use paper towels when touching a traditional faucet in public, they’re not readily available and can somewhat be excessive when used regularly.
Traditional faucets tend to build up gunk and corrosion after a period of use, especially on the hinges where the body and spigot connect. They’re also built with many components that are prone to failure over time.
To counter this, manufacturers designed automatic faucets as a single unit, effectively eliminating the need for handles that may break or need cleaning.
Furthermore, manufacturers frequently construct touchless faucets from long-lasting materials, like ceramic and stainless steel, which helps prevent corrosion over time. Their higher quality materials also lessen the likelihood of leaks and contaminations.
Provides Better Aesthetics
There are many streamlined and fashionable design choices for touchless faucets. Since they have no handles or knobs, they also integrate seamlessly into a contemporary-themed bathroom or kitchen.
They also provide any sink with a sophisticated vibe and an appealing appearance, which can impress guests that are unfamiliar with the technology. Moreover, touchless faucets use less counter space and can raise the value of a house.
Touchless faucets are also safer than conventional faucets. One design aspect that makes it safer is that it’s practically impossible for someone to burn themselves with hot water with these taps.
Understandably, the temperature of the water coming from your water heater may be kept high enough to kill bacteria, but having hot water accessible on your faucet can be dangerous with traditional faucets.
Guests and other people not familiar with your traditional faucet’s heat setup may accidentally turn on the hot water on their own, believing it to be normal tap water.
With a touchless faucet, you’ll have thermostatic mixing valves installed. This system blends hot and cold water to level the temperature to a more tolerable one.
Today, many faucets also come with a built-in hot water temperature limiter, making installing a touchless faucet even easier.
Install Touchless Faucets for Your Sinks
Although the initial costs of installing touchless faucets can be more expensive, you’re sure to save more water and money in the long run. As an added investment benefit, you’ll also enjoy other benefits such as improved safety features, better sanitation, easier maintenance, and added convenience.
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