Electronic faucets or automatic faucets (sometimes called a sensor faucet) is a faucet with a hands-free mechanism for opening and closing the valves. Electric faucets are mainly used for public washrooms where they are an important tool for water conservation and to mitigate the spread of germs. With people becoming more environmentally conscious installing an electronic faucet is good way to save both water and money.
Electronic Faucet vs. Regular Faucet
Regular faucets were about the only type of faucets found in the homes and kitchens up until now. US homeowners just weren’t ready for something like an electronic faucet yet. But due to the continuing advancements in faucet technology which allows an electronic faucet to save up to 50% of the water used compared with a regular faucet. And due to the fact that people are becoming more environmentally conscious, electronic faucets are starting to replace the more conventional faucets in our homes.
Regular Faucet Water Usage
A regular American family of four can use over 140 gallons of water a day when using a regular faucet. We use water for a lot of things throughout the day like: washing dishes, preparing foods, washing your hands, brushing teeth, and other everyday things. For people that are on city water supply this is also quite costly in terms of money.
Electronic Faucet Water Usage
This same regular American household will use only 70 gallons per day if they replace the regular faucet with an automatic faucet. The electronic faucet will only use water when there is someone close enough to turn it on, and it will turn itself off as soon as that person walks away. This way you will never leave the faucet running unattended, which will save water.
You can set the faucet to a desired temperature beforehand so that the temperature is constant. There is no need to wait for hot water anymore, meaning that you save water because you do not need to run the water that long anymore.
Not only will this household save a lot of precious water, but they will also save a lot on their water bill.