Remember when we thought it was so cool to wave a hand beneath a public restroom faucet to make the water start to flow? The faucet, equipped with an infrared sensor, detected movement at the sink and turned on automatically. Those were the good old days. New Smart faucet technology is even more impressive. Today we’re going to talk about some of the ways plumbing technology has evolved and reasons you might want to own a Smart faucet.
When you want the right temperature
For example, digital faucets for residential use have a digital display which shows the temperature of the water, so there is no reason to chill or scald yourself anymore. The display tell you when the temperature is right.
Or, you can get a combo, which both senses and adjusts the temperature of the flow.
When you don’t want to waste water
If you don’t want to fiddle with the taps, you can get one with a sensor which won’t turn on until the water at the faucet is at the set temperature. While this means waiting, it also means less wasted water, and less water waste, which is especially handy for people who own a home which is on a septic system.
When you want to avoid germs
People who want to avoid spreading germs will also find the sensor option to be handy, because when you think about it, if you turn the faucet on with your dirty hand, then turn it off with your clean hand, your faucet is giving you back your germs before your hands are even dry.
For your children
People who want their children to wash their hands but don’t want to waste water can have a sensor which only works when there is a hand beneath it or one that turns on with a wave. It minimizes water use since the kids can’t leave the water and walk away, and won’t be able to leave it running while they brush their teeth. People with babies will find it convenient since they won’t need to put the baby down to turn on the faucet when they need water. Those with mobility issues will find it helpful, as turning a knob on and off, which can sometimes be painful or impossible, becomes unnecessary.
To control your shower
For the lavishly appointed shower, try U by Moen’s new smart shower faucet, which allows you to pre-warm your shower to the desired temperature with your Smartphone by asking Alexa to turn it on, or by the provided controller.
You can ask for the shower to be set at a specific temperature, be informed when the shower is ready, have a timed shower, and pause the shower if you don’t want to waste water. There are a couple of other options: the single unit can preset options and will shut off automatically if it has been paused for more than five minutes.
Remember, if you ever want to have your Smart new faucet install by a licensed, professional plumber, we can help.
If you need a licensed, bonded, insured plumber for your Phoenix area leak or your next plumbing project, call MNS Plumbing today at 602-362-4524.