What you need to know about touchless faucets
What is a touchless faucet?
When asked this question, most people would give a simple response along the lines of “it’s a faucet where you can turn the water on without touching it”. Of course, that’s correct. But what makes a touchless faucet? Are all touchless faucets the same?
A touchless faucet is composed of 2 elements:
The body: At its core, a touchless faucet is made of a metallic body (brass is commonly used for faucets) designed with a purpose. The purpose can be a specific style (for example – it can be an angular style, a modern style, a minimalist style, etc). The purpose can also be utilitarian – the faucet shape is designed to serve a specific purpose, or fit a specific space. The body of a touchless faucet will always need to include a place for the sensor.
The guts: the faucet’s insides are just as important. A touchless faucet body contains not only the standard pipes and components that run through every faucet. It contains touchless technology that controls water flow. While at first glance it seems like a simple thing – a sensor sends signals to a solenoid, making the water flow – some faucets can be significantly more complicated. In today’s touchless technology market, you can find faucets with dedicated remote controls, and even faucets that connect to WiFi and send data to the faucet operator. Touchless technology is constantly moving forward.
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Why go touchless?
So you know what touchless faucets are made of, and you’ve probably deduced by now that touchless faucets cost more than touch-operated faucets. So why bother? A faucet’s a faucet. Why not go for the cheaper option?
There are several great reasons for that, so let’s get into them.
1. Touchless faucets are the cheaper option.
Hold on! We just said they cost more! True, touchless faucets cost more. However, touchless faucets lead to great savings in the long term (we call it “long term”, but you won’t have to wait very long to start seeing the savings). When installing your touchless faucet you can preset the amount of water per use. As a touchless faucet turn the water off automatically, once the amount of water you preset has been released – the water shuts off.
With a touch-operated faucet, the water flows uncontrollably as long as the random user chooses. Let’s not forget that random users can be negligent or forgetful, leaving your faucet on even after leaving that bathroom. So yes, touchless faucets are proven to save money, even if they do require a greater initial investment.
2. Touchless faucets are environmentally friendly
It’s not a secret: water is gradually becoming more and more scarce. Conserving water is among the highest priorities of environmental agencies.
As previously mentioned – touchless faucets are significantly better at conserving water. You can increase the benefits to the environment further by getting your touchless faucet from manufacturers with certified environmental practices. You can also invest in a high-quality touchless faucet that has a long lifespan. With a longer lifespan, it will serve you for many years and will not need to be replaced.
3. Touchless faucets are healthier
This is the main reason the popularity of touchless technology has been soaring over the last couple of years. Simply put, humans need to touch each other less. If standard germs aren’t sufficient, COVID has been helping society understand the seriousness of the situation.
By eliminating touch, the chances of infection, contamination, and illness are reduced drastically. It doesn’t just keep your faucet clean by reducing the amount of fecal matter, skin oils, and random contaminants on its surface. It keeps your bathroom visitors healthier and cleaner as well.
The health and hygiene effects of touchless technology can no longer be ignored.
So what have you learned? simply that touchless faucets are cleaner, more hygienic, better for the environment, and save you money.
Long story short – they are the sane choice when designing your next bathroom.