Innovation has now introduced us to smart technology faucets that are more convenient, efficient and overall safe. Faucets tend to be a source of wasted water and an increase in water heating costs. However, a smart faucet has a number of automated functions that better suit the needs of everyday usage, such as touchless on and off and temperature control as well.
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing our team of highly skilled and certified plumbers takes a great deal of pride in educating our clients on new technologies that can contribute to energy efficiency and savings. Certainly, the newest technology, that of smart faucets can be a benefit to every homeowner and their families. With that said, we wanted to take this time to share some of the special features of a smart technology faucet and help familiarize you with this newest innovative product.
SMART FAUCET FEATURES
Some of the features of the smart faucet include:
- Automatic on and off – These new innovative faucets can easily detect the presence of an individual’s hands in the sink and thereby automatically turn the flow of water on and shut it off quickly when removing your hands. This auto on and auto off feature not only reduces the amount of water wasted, but it also minimizes water heating costs as well. What a benefit it is when your children can now safely wash their hands without the chance of being burned with extremely hot water. Further, how nice it is that the water will no longer run for long periods of time. In light of today’s pandemic that we are faced with, this feature also eliminates contact with faucets and serves to reduce bacteria cross contamination.
- Specialized digital control of temperature – We have all found ourselves faced with the routine dilemma of trying to set the temperature of the water to safe and comfortable levels. Sometimes we run the water and have to place our hands in and out of the flow of water in our efforts to set the proper temperature. This surely wastes a good deal of water that continues to flow down the drain while you adjust your temperature setting. With smart faucets you have a couple of options. You can invest in one that has a digital temperature display to allow you to know the temperature setting right off the bat, or you can choose to purchase a faucet that has a waterproof keyboard that will allow you to input your desired temperature setting in advance. The faucet will automatically make the desired temperature adjustment for you, so you don’t have to waste time juggling with it and wasting excessive water.
REACH OUT TO THE PROFESSIONALS
Typically, smart technology faucets can be easily installed into existing kitchens and bathrooms, but would require a qualified plumber to perform the job at hand. The mounting of these faucets is that of a single hole sink mounting which may cause a bit of a problem if your existing kitchen or bathroom sink faucets are three-hole sinks. If this is the case, then your sink will not be compatible with the smart faucets and may require replacement.
For more information on smart technology faucets or if you find yourself in need of any plumbing repairs or services for your home, be sure to reach out to our friendly professionals. Our team is on hand to answer all your questions and is committed to providing you with only the highest quality products and services this side of Lebanon. For all your plumbing needs and concerns, you can always trust the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing!