A basin mixer is a kind of tap that combines your hot and cold water feeds to flow out through a single spout, which can be controlled either by a single lever or twin-handles to attain the desired flow of water at a particular temperature. In other words, it is a device that helps you control both the temperature and flow of water coming out of the tap.
benefits of a basin mixer
Basin mixers have a more sleek and contemporary look. The handles can vary from traditional rotating cross-head that can lend elegance to an ornate bathroom to levers that can match the sleek lines of a modern bathroom. They can be turned one way or the other or lifted up or down to control the flow.
Better control, more versatile:
With two separate faucets, you have two separate flows of water to manage – hot and cold. Unless you are filling the bathtub or your basin, using two separate taps to arrive at an optimum temperature is rather difficult. And can you recall when you last filled in your basin with hot and cold water? Basin mixers on the other hand, are versatile devices that can mix hot and cold water supplies to flow out through a single spout at an optimum temperature. It also controls the desired flow of water coming out of the spout.
The way we generally wash our hands and face with cold water during summer is not possible during winter. If you have two separate taps on a basin for running hot and then adding cold water to get the right temperature, it can not only be laborious but also fraught with the danger of scalding. It can be dangerous for children. Whereas finding the optimum temperature using a basin mixer is so much easier and convenient. You can get just one flow of water at the precise temperature your desire.
To prevent too much water being consumed from hot and cold water supplies at once, basin mixer taps are generally fitted with a flow limiter. Therefore, you are likely to use less hot water when mixing it into a single flow, and use less cold water as well, which is good for both your energy bills and water conservation.