Is a touchless faucet right for you?
Technology that was once limited to commercial settings can now be easily installed in your home. Touchless or sensor faucets not only enhance the health of your family, they can significantly control water usage.
When first installed, the motion-activated sensor in the base of the faucet analyzes the surroundings and records the details to reduce false triggers. The faucet springs into action when the user passes a hand by it or by touching the spout, eliminating the need for knobs.
Some units are plug-in models with a battery-powered backup system, while others are exclusively battery powered. Though we often think of water and electronics not mixing, these faucets are specifically engineered to keep the components — and the user — safe.
Many can be customized, allowing the installer to set the distance at which they will be activated and the amount of water used at each activation.
Touchless sensor faucets are available in various designs, including modern chrome gooseneck, ornate gilded curve and old-fashioned models, with styles for both the sink and the tub.
Some models are low-lead compliant for California and Vermont customers. The downside of this feature is that the hot and cold water usually come tempered or pre-mixed without giving the user the ability to adjust it themselves.
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