This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling (we service the greater San Jose CA metro area), as well as part of a sub-series on bathroom faucets. To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
As the name implies, electronic faucets are one that are controlled electronically. In some (such as the one in the image) you can precisely set the temperature.
Their one big advantage (in my mind) is that you can set the temperature very precisely.
Inside the faucet are sensors that detect the temperature and very finely controlled solenoids that open and close the valves in very small increments.
Having said that, in my mind these faucets have two very big disadvantages:
- They need power. They are either run by battery or they plug in. Do you really want to have to change the batteries in your faucet (image waking up to use the bathroom only to discover you have no water because your faucet ran out of batteries).
- They’re very expensive (as you can image).
As of right now I personally consider electronic faucets for your home bathroom remodel to be an extravagance no one actually needs. I fully expect in time they will become even more reliable, we will figure out how to recharge the batteries from the energy of the flowing water, and the cost will come way down.
Until then I encourage you to consider the vast array of non electronic faucets available to you.
I do wish to go on record as saying that in spite of my thinking these are unneeded extravagances, I do very much agree with electronic faucets in public restrooms (restaurants, malls, arenas, etc) as it is impossible to forget to turn them off. In these high traffic high usage area, the water savings alone makes them worth the extra cost.
For your home, not so much.
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