Nowadays, everything is hands-free with convenient technology, making our home easier to use and easier to maintain. Intelligent touch-free tech can help keep our family safer while saving time on details like clean-up.
Making our kitchen and bathroom as germ-free as possible with touchless faucets for a hands-free home is very important for every family.
Automatic sensor taps are often used in commercial kitchens and public bathrooms to help save water and reduce the spread of germs and bacteria from one person to another. Now, with the advancement of infrared sensing technology, we can have this feature in our homes.
Before what to consider when choosing sensor taps for our home, here are some of the benefits and advantages:
(1) Considered an upgrade and may increase the property value of our home
(2) Hands-free control– very helpful when our hands are full or dirty
(3) Reduce the spread of germs and bacteria
(4) Reduces clean up time
(5) Save water & energy – save up to 70% on water conservation when compared with traditional faucets
(6) ADA compliant and beneficial to people with disabilities
Tips for what to consider when choosing one for our home:
1. Sensor technology
For Kitchen applications, we usually use a wave-on automatic motion sensor faucet. The function: wave our hands in the front of the sensor, water flows automatically, and hands wave again, water stop flow water automatically.
There are two kinds of touchless sensor faucets. One call a DIY sensor faucet adapter, which is to upgrade our existing conventional faucet to an automatic faucet. The other Sensor Kitchen Faucets is total to use a completely new design with an infrared sensor.
For bathroom applications, we mainly use an automatic sensor basin faucet. The function is when our hands are in the sensing range, water flows automatically, and when our hands leave, water stops automatically.
2. Faucet Power Source
As with all modern technology, the best sensor touchless faucets require a power supply. This low-voltage current can be established through an installed battery, or directly into the home’s power supply. Before purchasing an electronic touchless faucet, have an idea of where the faucet will be placed in relation to the nearest electrical outlet and select the best power source for the location. Some units provide batteries with up to two or more years of battery life.
3. Faucet Materials and Finish
The inner parts of faucets are made from different materials – Usually, cheaper ones are zinc and expensive models are brass.
To enhance the appearance and durability, the faucet is often covered with a finish – chrome, nickel, stainless, copper, bronze, to name a few. Thankfully, we have many options to choose from to match our personal style and decor.
The final choice will ultimately come down to personal preference and our budget. With so many options to choose from, we should be able to find the one that’s right for us.