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How do I Choose the Best Touchless Faucets?

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  • Written By: Autumn Rivers
  • Edited By: Andrew Jones
  • Last Modified Date: 06 July 2018
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Touchless faucets have become popular since they do not require users to touch them to turn them on and off, which can help stop the spread of germs. These are commonly seen in public restrooms, but some homeowners seek them out for their house, as well. You should first consider how high you want the spout to be, a decision that may depend on the size of the sink. You should also think about the type of energy you want to use; batteries and A/C power are the main types to choose from. Additionally, you should consider the look of the touchless faucets on the market, including the finish and the overall style.

Since touchless faucets do not tend to have handles or other controls on them, the spout is the only piece visible to you, making it particularly important that you choose one that looks nice with your sink. For example, some touchless faucets are mounted low, and while this helps reduce splashing, it may make it difficult for users to get their hands underneath comfortably. This type is usually chosen for small sinks, while larger sinks usually get faucets with tall spouts that are easy to use, but can result in excess splashing. Before you choose, make sure that the spout is tall enough to fit both hands under, but not high enough to allow the water to splash out of the sink every time it is on.

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One of the main points of touchless faucets is to help conserve water, but they often use lots of electricity instead. This is especially true if the one you choose uses A/C power, as you may notice an increase in your electric bill. Of course, if you choose one that uses batteries instead, you will have to pay to replace them often. If you want to avoid these costs, consider paying a bit more upfront to get a faucet that uses rechargeable batteries, as this can save you money in the long run.

Despite the fact that touchless faucets are usually considered modern, they can be made to look traditional. If you are going for an antique look, consider a faucet that has a long, elegantly curved gooseneck spout, while a more modern look may require a shorter, more angular spout. The metal finish can play a part in the overall style, as well. For example, many modern faucets feature brushed nickel or black, while faucets that look older tend to be made with bronze or chrome. Paying attention to these details can help you use a touchless faucet to get just the look you want in your bathroom or kitchen.

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