While the average homeowner may not associate plumbing with the latest advancements in technology, our team at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve on the latest innovations and advancements transforming our field. While many homes are equipped with old, out-of-date technology that negatively impacts consumer experience and drives up energy bills, we make an effort to make sure our consumers know all the best options – from the simplest necessities to the most complex and technologically advanced devices available.
Improving Consumer Experience and Health
Although sleek aesthetics definitely have a place in the world of plumbing, most advances in plumbing technology are pragmatic in nature: consumers want their hot water faster, their water pressure more consistent, or their toilets more reliable. From making showers more comfortable to equipping kitchen sinks with touch-anywhere sensors that make it easy to turn on the water when your hands are full, the latest plumbing technology is designed to improve consumer experience in the home in every way.
Health and cleanliness are also important to the modern consumer, and touchless sinks and toilets that activate with a wave of the hand are designed to minimize the spread of germs by decreasing direct contact with potentially contaminated surfaces.
Catering to the Environmentally Conscious Consumer
Among plumbing trends, the movement towards environmentally friendly, energy-saving options is one of the most notable and dramatic in recent years. Public concern for the environment has reached unprecedented level, and the plumbing industry is responding.
Some of the most popular
“green” plumbing innovations include:
• Tankless Water Heaters. Old-fashioned water heaters keep a tank full of hot water heated at all times, but standby heat loss causes heat to leave the water over time so that it must be reheated, wasting valuable energy. Tankless heaters heat water on demand so that you always have it when you need it, but with far less energy.
• Low Volume Toilets and Sinks. Your typical toilet uses far more water per flush than is necessary for effective performance, and advances in sink technology have made it possible to drastically decrease the amount of water that leaves your faucet per second, without negatively impacting the experience.
• Smarter Heating Systems. In addition to going tankless, water heaters an also be made more energy efficient by employing alternative heating methods such as solar energy or heat pumps, or by connecting to wifi for greater control and less waste.
Staying Ahead of Plumbing Industry Trends
At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, nothing is more important to us than providing our customers with high-quality service and helping them get the information they need. We care about what’s important to you, which is why we stay well-informed on technological trends in the plumbing industry, so that we have all the information available to resolve any plumbing need. Whether your primary concerns are pragmatic, financial, aesthetic, or environmental, we are committed to providing excellent service and accurate information and assistance at every step of the way.