Healthy lifestyle products for your home have taken on new importance in almost every aspect of our lives over the past few months. Now more than ever, we realize the importance of well-designed spaces that are functional, quiet yet connected, but that also help us to limit the spread of germs.

With the increased requirement for hygiene, we know that we need to minimize the risk of spreading germs and cross-contamination. To do this, we need to reduce contact with any surface as much as we can; touch-less products with sensor technology are ideal for this scenario.

Ferguson and BAC Appliance, one of our preferred companies, have a breadth of products to help you create your vision of a healthy lifestyle in the home. Whether it’s the kitchen or the bathroom, they have the solutions to turn the idea into reality.

Here are just a few examples of healthy lifestyles products for your home:

 

Touch-less Faucets

Turn on a faucet with the wave of your hand or voice control with your Alexa or Google Home.

With a touchless faucet, you no longer have to worry about touching your faucet handle with germs you may have brought in from outside or with messy food on your hands. Nor will you have to try to turn the faucet handle with your elbow as there is no need to touch the faucet.

Also, hands-free faucets make more than just washing your hands simpler. Washing dishes is an easily accomplished task, and some smart faucets can even calculate out how much water is needed—all you have to do is inquire. Besides, exchanging out your current faucet for a touchless faucet can help you save water since turning it on and off is so easy.

These technologies are here today for the kitchen and bath faucets from brands like Moen, Delta, Brizo, and Kohler.

 

Sanitizing Dishwashers

Many brands manufacture dishwashers with sanitation cycles, and that cycle is more important today than ever before. An extended hot-water rinse to kill germs is used in dishwashers with a sanitizing feature. Dishwashers must reach 150 degrees or more in the final rinse to meet the National Sanitation Foundation standard (NSF/ANZI Standard 184). Dishwashers that bear this certification kill 99.99 percent of bacteria when operated on the “sanitize” setting.

These dishwashers have built-in water heaters to reach the temperature needed for the sanitation cycle. Bosch, Asko, Jennair, and Kitchenaid are just a few of the brands that offer sanitation cycles.

Bidet Seats and Bidet Toilets

Bidet seats and Bidet toilets have become a trendy item for home. 

Shown in the above photo, the Veil® one-piece dual-flush Bidet toilets pairs bold minimalist style with the comfort of personal cleansing.  Its sculptured lines and flowing curves have been upgraded to a 17″ seating height, which meets ADA code requirements.

Offered are convenient features such as a heated seat, nightlight, hands-free opening and closing, and automatic flush, plus even a touchscreen remote. They also have emergency backup flushing at the touch of a button, so you are even covered in a power outage.

 

It is easy to upgrade your toilet with a bidet seat.

Many innovative, sleek designs complement a range of decors and offer customizable, spa-like conveniences and bidet functionality such as warm-water cleansing, a heated seat, nightlight, and more.

Be aware; you’ll need a wall outlet next to the toilet to make these products work.  These come in all shapes and sizes from many manufacturers such as American Standard, DXV, Kohler, and Duravit.

Steam Ovens

Steam ovens are not new and have been used as a healthy cooking alternative for the kitchen for years.

Professional chefs often favor them as steam ovens produce dishes with unmatched texture, appearance, and taste. Steam delivers heat without sacrificing moisture or flavor; food is crisp on the outside and moist on the inside–even after reheating.

Many of these include combination cooking, using steam and convection cooking, to give you the best of all worlds. Whether making artisan bread, cooking moist poultry dishes, steaming vegetables, or reheating leftovers, these ovens do it all. They can even cook a 14-pound turkey in 90 minutes.

They are an excellent investment in creating new healthy habits and delicious meals in the kitchen. Brands such as Miele, Wolf, and Thermador  are just a few of the brands that manufacture these products.

We suggest you check out these products at BAC Appliance on Sante Fe and Oxford. They also offer live cooking demonstrations.

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