How smart is your home? Probably smarter than you realize. Over the last several years, it seems that every piece of new technology that we’re introduced to has the word “smart” attached to it. At first, this was a restricted term, referring mostly to phones and tablets. Today, however, we have smart refrigerators, smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart televisions, smart stoves, smart egg trays (yep, it’s true), and of course – smart faucets. Smart faucets aren’t exactly new, but you’ve likely only come across one in a public establishment, such as an airport or a movie theater. Perhaps you’ve wondered if you, too, can enjoy the many benefits of a smart faucet. The answer is a resounding “YES!”
At this time, there are three different types of smart faucets: hands-free, digital, and a combination of both. Mostly likely, you’re familiar with the first, but perhaps not so much with the second or the last. Not to worry, though; we’ve got you covered. We’re going to go over each of the different types in detail so that you can determine which one might be better for your home and needs.
If you’re particularly concerned with water conservation, a hands-free faucet would be a great addition to your home. Not only will you reduce water waste, you will also help prevent the spread of germs. We all have bad water habits; for some, it’s leaving the sink on while brushing their teeth, and for others, it’s waiting for the water to turn hot. A hands-free faucet will help conserve water and lower costs. It might not seem like a lot at first, but over time, you’ll save thousands of gallons of water.
Hands-free faucets are also a cost efficient way to increase the value and overall appeal of your home. No matter your budget, we guarantee there is a smart faucet for you. If you like your current sink but want to be more water-conscious, there are adapters that you can attach to your faucet, such as the iTouchless EZ Faucet Adaptor. There are endless faucets to choose from, it’s just a matter of finding one that you like and that fits your budget. If you need help choosing a model, feel free to give us a call! We’d be happy to help in any way that we can.
If you want a more comprehensive understanding of your water usage, then we recommend installing a digital faucet. In addition to gaining control over your water’s temperature, you will also receive valuable insight into the amount of water your household uses. This type of faucet can also be used in conjunction with your water filter. Because of their advanced capabilities, digital faucets are going to cost you a bit more than a simple touchless faucet would, however, their benefits do outnumber those of a touchless faucet.
Gone are the days where you have to run your sink for nearly a minute – or more – to achieve the desired temperature.
This type of faucet has numerous features, more than both the hands-free and digital options. Combo faucets are the most expensive of the lot, however, their benefits more than make up for it. Smart faucets, in this respect, are still fairly new, therefore your options are going to be limited. We recommend enlisting the help of a professional to assist you with determining the best option for your home.
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