Learn About These Low - Flow Toilet and Dual Flush Toilet Benefits
Clean, drinkable water is a natural resource that's in limited supply in the world today. That is why so many people are doing what they can to conserve the amount of water they use on a daily basis.
A great place to start reducing how much water you consume in your home is by replacing your outdated toilets. If the toilets in your home were installed in the early 1990s or earlier, they're probably very inefficient. those toilets typically use as much as 7 gallons per flush.
It's only after the Federal Energy Policy Act was adopted in 1992 that it became mandatory for all new toilets installed in the US to use a maximum of 3.5 gallons per flush.
Low-flow Toilets Savings
With a 50% reduction of water used per flush, the EPA estimates that switching to a low-flow toilet will save the average consumer approximately $100 per year on their water bills. That means that making this switch is both good for the environment and your wallet.
When they first came out, low-flow toilets got a bad rap from some consumers who claimed they sometimes required a second flush. Since then, their design has improved to the point where you probably won't even notice a difference.
The Superior Savings of a Dual Flush Toilet
Dual flush toilets achieve an even better water consumption rate by having two buttons on top of the tank that trigger different flush modes. The larger button, used to eliminate solid waste, consumes 1.6 gallons of water. Only half that amount is used when the smaller button is pressed to eliminate liquid waste.
Opting for a dual flush toilet can deliver a 25% reduction in water usage over a low-flow model. It's estimated that a person with a dual flush model flushes only 4.8 gallons of water per day, while someone with a low-flow toilet will flush approximately 8 gallons per day.
Having a dual flush or low-flow toilet installed in your home is a great way to become more environmentally conscious and save you money on your water bills at the same time.
Furthermore, many city and county water management companies offer special rebates and incentives to homeowners who choose to upgrade to high-efficiency toilets. Contact your local utility department to find out if one is available in your area.
While the removal of an old toilet and the installation of a new low-flow or dual flush model can be a project undertaken by a handy weekend warrior, many people prefer to leave the task in the capable hands of a licensed and professional plumber.
In the San Antonio area, your friendly experts at A & A Plumbing will be glad to help you with any of your installation needs. To schedule an appointment call us today at 210-566-2665.