Common Touchless Faucet Problems

Common Touchless Faucet Problems

Nov 15, 2017, 9:08:05 PM Life and Styles

Touchless faucets are commonly thought of as being in airport or stadium bathrooms. These taps not only conserve water, but they also help prevent against the spread of bacteria that could lead to illnesses. Touchless faucets are increasingly becoming increasingly more popular inside homes. They're a amazing option for children's toilets or to get sinks in which the user's hands will be full if using said sink. If you're considering purchasing a touchless faucet for your home, consider these common issues first.


Energy Cost

While touchless faucets definitely help to conserve water, they usually come with a built in energy price. Many touchless faucets operate on battery or A/C power and require detectors to do the job. This may be costly and inconvenient when the batteries run out and have to be replaced. There are newer models coming from now that contain rechargeable batteries. These models are normally more expensive, but can wind up paying for themselves in the long run as you don't need to obtain multiple batteries. Consider how you will power your touchless faucet and how you will change the batteries, or cover energy costs, depending on what your model uses.

Temperature Control

It is frequently Inconvenient to have a touchless faucet in a sink in which different temperatures of water will be needed. Many touchless faucets come with one temperature setting (typically warm water) which cannot be changed.

Tricky Installation

If you choose to Use a touchless faucet in your home, you will more than likely require a professional plumber to install it to you. The installation procedure can be tricky. Not only does the touchless faucet require power in the form of electricity, and detectors, but it is installed differently compared to a traditional faucet. Getting the pipes and tubes spaced correctly so that the faucet is equipped to receive warm water quickly is often the biggest challenge. If a sink will have to supply hot water, consider asking your plumber if this is possible, and/ or convenient, dependent on the configuration of the existing plumbing in your home.


While the cost for The genuine technologies of touchless faucets is starting to reduce, touchless faucets still be more expensive than traditional faucets today. Also, when you factor In installation and energy costs, you might be looking at a fairly hefty bill. There are some models though, that are quite affordable. Usually the more Stylish models are going to be the most expensive, which is most likely true with Traditional faucets too. Be sure to consider all aspects of the cost when choosing to go touchless.

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