Oras in Sweden took part in the big event to celebrate Finland's 100th anniversary in Kundsträdgården in Stockholm last year. We held a competition in which the top prize was to become our Oras family with touchless faucets at home. We received an incredible number of entries and there was a huge interest in switching to touchless faucets, and to get to know more in general.
Allow us to introduce our winners, the Henriksson family from Ingarö.
The Henriksson family consists of Mum Jennie, Dad Sebastian, 6-year-old Lumi and Cörwes the cat. The family bought their house 6 years ago and still had the single-lever faucets the house had when they moved in. We fitted meters to their faucets so that we could see and compare the results of the water consumption between the old faucets and the new touchless faucets.
There were two reasons why the Henriksson family entered the competition: they wanted to reduce their water consumption and to be more considerate about the environment. Hygiene was another important factor. Bacteria do not accumulate on touchless faucets in the same way, and it is also easier to keep them clean, as there is no need to touch them, so there will be no fingerprints, for example.
The family had great expectations ahead of the switch, partly because the new faucets would give both the kitchen and bathroom a facelift with faucets in a new and uncluttered design. They also thought having touchless faucets at home sounded simpler when you have children – Lumi would not have to open and close the lever every time she had to wash her hands.
The switch to touchless faucets
When we had changed the family’s traditional single-lever faucets to the new touchless faucets, the family had a few days to familiarise themselves with the new functions before we started the new measurement of water consumption. However, they all thought that acquiring new habits took very little time. In the kitchen they soon developed new routines that made both preparing meals and dealing with washing-up afterwards simpler.
Another benefit in this connection was that there was a greater focus on environmental friendliness in general. It's easy to save water when you wash your hands, and no doubt there are many other things that can easily be changed in the home.
An interesting little fact: Lumi means snow in Finnish. Sebastian, whose is from Finland, and Jennie met in the Alps, hence the Finnish name Lumi.
The faucets that were chosen by the Henriksson family were:
In the kitchen, Oras Optima 2727F
In the bathroom, Oras Electra 6151F
You can read more about Oras touchless faucets here
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The Henriksson family from Ingarö, have acquired new habits both in the kitchen and in the bathroom when using water. You can read more here about what they think about switching to touchless faucets.
The Danish test family has now completed the test of the Oras touchless faucet – with success. Their water consumption has lowered and they have started to getting used to faucet – and loves it!