What Factors to Look For In Choosing A Touchless Kitchen Faucet

30 September 2020   |   by PRIME PLUMBING & HEATING INC   |   Plumbing

Touchless kitchen faucets is an innovative fixture that offers convenience and adaptability. When looking for it, you might get overwhelmed with the wide range of options available on the market.

To avoid this dilemma, here are some pointers to take into account when selecting the right touchless kitchen faucet suited to your kitchen needs.

Activation Feature
Making the water flow without touching the faucet is the critical feature of a touchless kitchen faucet installation. Therefore, its sensitivity and accuracy must be analyzed very well. You can determine these aspects by choosing the touchless faucet with multiple sensors and its level of accuracy. Keep it between ultra-sensitive and non-responsive levels; ultra-sensitivity can potentially waste water by unintentional activation.

Power Supply
Touchless kitchen faucets have two options for its power supply; it could be either through batteries, A/C transformer, or both. If you have an outlet under your kitchen sink, you can choose touchless faucets with plug cords. In this way, you won’t be dealing with the swapping of batteries over time. In contrast, battery-powered touchless faucets are the most common ones and less expensive. Change its batteries once every 12 months.

Finish and style
Aside from its convenience, touchless kitchen faucets also offer aesthetics enhancement in your kitchen. There are numerous styles and finishes available in the market, such as chrome, brushed nickel, stainless steel, zinc alloy, and other materials. Depending on your taste and kitchen interior décor, you can purchase a touchless kitchen faucet that will be gorgeously suited to your kitchen.

Water flow rate
Determine how much water a touchless kitchen faucet could use by checking its GPM or gallon-per-minute rate. The GPM measures the water flow rate of a fixture like faucets. It means that the lower the GPM, the more it is efficient in consuming water. For reference, the standard maximum water flow rate in all faucets should be at 2.2 GPM based on the U.S Energy Department’s recommendation.

Installation
Battery-powered touchless faucets are commonly easy to install, even by yourself. If you want this kind of a kitchen faucet, you must pick a brand that provides specific instructions on how to set it up properly. On the other hand, if you believe electronic touchless kitchen faucet installation is your best alternative, you might be needing the help of a professional plumber.

Service and Warranty
Like with any products, these two factors are needed to consider. The warranty period shows how much the manufacturer trusts its products. Also, choose a brand that you are familiar with and have an accessible service center near you.

Price
You might probably think that purchasing a touchless kitchen faucet can cost you a fortune. Indeed, touchless kitchen faucets are more expensive than traditional taps. However, the convenience and the efficiency provided by this faucet will make it a worthwhile investment for the whole family.

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