Tapmaster® vs. Electronic Faucets: What’s the Difference?

Consumers today demand more from their fixtures. We understand the value of well-made products and expect longevity, durability, and efficiency. Unfortunately all too often, the claims made on the product packaging don’t stack up to the reality of the product when put to the test of everyday life.

Many of us are seeking more energy efficient, green solutions, but are hesitant to risk the expenditure on fixtures that won’t live up to our expectations. And with so many options available to us, it can be difficult to narrow down the right choices.

When choosing a touchless faucet, many consumers do not realize that they have many options outside of the electronic faucets and battery-powered products available on the market today. Let’s take a look at the basic features of those two product types:

Electronic Faucet


- Powered by electricity
- Activated by user waving hands in front of an electronic faucet sensor
- Additional costs incurred include monthly addition to energy bill, future maintenance due to complicated moving parts inside sensor
- Expensive to purchase and install
- When user waves hands to activate electronic faucet sensor, contaminated water is spread onto nearby surfaces

Battery-Powered Sensor Faucet


- Powered by batteries
- Similar to electronic faucets, sensor is activated by user waving hands in front of sensor
- Additional costs incurred include changing batteries regularly, future maintenance due to complicated moving parts inside sensor
- Expensive to purchase and install
- When user waves hands to activate electronic faucet sensor, contaminated water is spread onto nearby surfaces

The Tapmaster® Difference


Unlike electronic faucets, Tapmaster® hands-free faucet controllers are affordable to purchase, install, and maintain, and are far more hygienic and water-conscious. Here’s how:

- Electronic faucets use electricity to activate water flow. Tapmaster® hands-free faucet controllers use existing pressure in the water lines to activate water flow, incurring no additional operating costs

- Electronic faucets require the user to wave their hands in front of the sensor to activate, presenting a contamination risk. Tapmaster® faucet controllers are activated by a gentle touch of the foot or knee, making them completely hygienic and hands-free.

- Tapmaster® products have a far more reasonable purchase price than electronic faucets, are easy to install (and therefore less expensive to install), and require little to no maintenance.

- Once activated, Tapmaster® hands-free faucets provide a short burst of water before immediately turning off. This negates the risk of unnecessary water flow, saving you money on your monthly water bill.

If you’re curious to learn more about why Tapmaster® hands-free faucet controllers are superior to electronic faucet models, reach out to a member of our team today.

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