Tapping in: Sensor faucets for your home

If you have ever driven a manual stick shift vehicle, and now you drive an automatic, you understand the benefits of the automatic convenience. If you ever had a flip style cell phone, and now you have a smart phone, you understand the technology benefits. These lifestyle comparisons will help you understand how having a sensor faucet is a game changer.

Personally speaking, there was absolutely nothing wrong with my kitchen faucet when I decided to switch it for a sensor faucet. Being in the building industry, I was introduced to sensor faucets and I should have had one years ago. Now, I want sensor faucets everywhere: the laundry room, the bathrooms, and the bar. With a simple wrist tap on the faucet spout or a gentle wave in front of the sensor, hands that are caked with food or dirt are getting clean without getting the faucet dirty or full of germs.

Another benefit is sensor faucets are designed to have a low flow rate and to prevent leakage. This saves a considerable amount of water compared to standard faucets. Also, the automatic shutoff mechanism greatly reduces the risk of sink overflows and wasting water due to a faucet being left on. Every sensor faucet needs a power source in order to work, though the power sources can vary.

There are “smart” faucets that have features additional to the sensor. Smart faucets use WiFi enabled devices (Alexa, etc) to accept verbal commands from you. Need 6 ounces of water at 98 degrees? Just say it. Plus, Smart faucets have an app that allow you to control temperature, set preferences and monitor water usage.

Benefits, convenience, hygiene, style, and reasonably priced. You can expect to see sensor faucets in all homes, new and old.

Jessica Falk is a Designer and Showroom Manager for R. Tews Construction & Design, Inc. a member of the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association. Blog posts are often submitted by members of the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association. For more information, please call 715-835-2526 or email info@cvhomebuilders.com.

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