Ask Pete: Are Touchless Faucets Worth It?

One of the most common questions I get is people asking me: “are touchless faucets worth it?” These questions mostly come from future-forward or new homeowners who want all the latest technology in their homes. Or home chefs that want to avoid dirtying things when they’re in the kitchen. 

No matter your reason for wanting a touchless faucet, whether it’s worth it depends on a few different factors. 

Are Touchless Faucets Worth It? – It Depends!

Touchless faucets are considerably more expensive than your everyday touch faucet. That hefty price tag can be enough to turn most folks away. For others, it leads them to wonder what makes it worth so much money. 

Touchless faucets offer a variety of benefits to homeowners. They do an excellent job at maintaining the spread of bacteria and germs and use less water than traditional faucets. They’re also extremely convenient and make quite an impression on guests and visitors. You can easily turn on a touchless faucet if your hands are full or dirty. 

So, are touchless faucets worth it? It depends on how much you value the benefits of a touchless faucet compared to its price. For many, the convenience is well worth the higher cost.

How Long Do Touchless Faucets Last?

A majority of touchless faucets function using a battery that you can change. The batteries in a touchless faucet tend to last anywhere from three to five years. Some models have lights that signal when the batteries are running low. 

Do Touchless Faucets Work Without Power?

All touchless faucets need a power source to function. While most faucets use batteries to run, others use your home electricity. If you lose power, a touchless faucet that must be plugged in will not work. However, a battery-powered touchless faucet should still run even if your home loses power. 

What Should I Look For In A Touchless Faucet?

Not every touchless faucet is built the same. Since they do have a higher price tag, you want to make sure you’re investing in a quality product. Here’s what you should look for in a touchless faucet.

  • Power Source: Does the faucet run on batteries or home electricity? Ideally, your faucet should be able to adapt between both power sources. 
  • Adaptable Installation: Buy a touchless faucet with an optional baseplate to ensure installation is easy. The baseplate will help the faucet adapt to your plumbing configuration. 
  • Durability: You want to ensure your faucet is going to last and work well for years to come. To ensure its durability, read online reviews for the faucet, stick with well-known, established brands, and avoid faucets made with cheaper materials like zinc and plastic.
  • Style: It’s not all about functionality! Make sure you buy a faucet that meshes with the style of your home. 

Get A Free Estimate On Your Touchless Faucet Installation

If you’re sold on a touchless faucet, all that’s left to do is pick one out and hire a professional plumber to install it for you. 

Phend Plumbing is a plumbing specialist in the Phoenix Valley area with offices in Mesa-Phoenix and Gilbert, Arizona. Our family-owned business has years of experience helping homeowners and businesses with all their plumbing needs. We offer up-front pricing and fast, professional work. Call us at 480-388-6093 or contact us online for a fast, free estimate on installing your touchless faucet.