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The Future Of Handwashing: Touchless Tap

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Tomorrow, October 15th, marks Global Handwashing Day. The simple act of washing hands has changed in the last two years – from a simple routine to one of the most important aspects of people’s everyday lives. We have learned that intensive and thorough handwashing for at least 20 seconds provides optimal protection.1 Besides hygiene, handwashing is now linked to another conscious decision.

With rising energy prices, avoiding using unnecessary hot water consumption is becoming increasingly important. GROHE, a leading global brand for bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, offers insights into the benefits of touchless taps and how they can upgrade hand washing routines in a truly sustainable way. Anyone who wants to use water consciously may first think of washing their hands as quickly as possible. But there are more solutions than you may think. For example, the choice of tap can contribute to the reduction of household energy costs and improve hygiene at the same time. In this scenario, touchless taps are a true all-rounder. While many public restrooms are already equipped with them, they offer great benefits for residential homes too.

Hygiene and Sustainability: How do you bring the two together?

When children come home from school or guests are visiting, it is not always easy to keep hygiene at the forefront. However, with a touchless tap, the first thing the hands touch is water – not the tap. When washing your hands, it is easy to forget that the water is running. Even if you pay attention to it yourself, others may not do so quite as much. A touchless tap turns on the water flow only when truly needed and turns it off automatically when hands are no longer in contact with the water.

With the GROHE Eurosmart hybrid tap, it is up to individual choice on what function is used. The variant combines the advantages of a manual tap with those of a touchless one. The user can decide whether they want to operate the manual lever or turn on the water without contact, using the integrated sensor technology. The touchless operation is used for cold water – so no unnecessary hot water consumption when not needed – and manual for mixed. Thanks to the integrated temperature limiter, energy is saved, while GROHE EcoJoy technology reduces water consumption to 5.7l/min without compromising on performance.

Touchless taps can also provide an eye-catching design. GROHE offers several variants with different designs to suit any bathroom style. Consumers can choose from the Essence E, Bau Cosmopolitan E, Eurosmart Cosmopolitan E and Eurocube E collection, depending on individual style.

For more useful tips on how to save energy visit the GROHE digital experience platform GROHE X.

Source : GROHE

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14 October 2022

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