As drones, bitcoin, and space travel captivate the world, one part of modern life that is also being revolutionized by technology is the bathroom. In 2023, many homeowners will consider ways to upgrade the plumbing system to increase comfort, convenience, and money savings.
Money-saving water valves
Smart water valves are installed under sinks and by showers and appliances to track water pressure and usage and to help save money and prevent costly plumbing problems. The information captured by these devices will give homeowners valuable insight into expensive habits, like long showers, and warn of abnormal water pressure.
The Kohler H2Wise smart water valve, for example, can link to a Kohler faucet to respond to increased water pressure by sending a signal to the faucet to briefly open. This will help prevent pipe breaks and water leaks during freezing temperatures. The Moen 920-004 Flo Smart Water Leak Detector can also identify water leaks and moisture in places like basements and cabinets.
Stress-reducing shower heads
Smart shower heads offer features you’ve probably never even dreamed of: touchless controls, Bluetooth connectivity, LED lighting, smartphone compatibility, and water usage monitoring. The Sprig Shower Infusion System from Kohler can even infuse essential oils into the shower water to create a truly luxurious spa experience.
Smart toilets are now equipped with water temperature settings, air dryers, pressure controls, Bluetooth speakers, night lights, and even self-warming toilet seats. Though smart toilets may seem like a needless expense, they are extremely helpful for disabled individuals who need extra help getting clean. Kohler’s self-cleaning toilets use ultraviolet light and electrolyzed water to clean and sanitize the bowl after each use, offering convenience — but with a $3,400 price tag.
Touchless kitchen faucets
Motion-activated kitchen faucets allow you to wash your hands without transferring grim or bacteria onto the faucet. You won’t need to wipe down handles and spouts after use. Touchless kitchen faucets also provide convenience and functionality. Kohler, Delta, and Moen offer numerous touchless kitchen faucets that could be a great addition to your home.
If you have any questions about these plumbing upgrades or would like to schedule professional plumbing service, call Blue Apple to schedule an appointment.