Benefits of a Low Flush Toilet

Have you considered replacing your toilet with a low flush toilet? A low flush toilet will help you save money while preserving the earth’s fresh water supply. A new toilet can spruce up an older bathroom, too, which can make the difference between a dingy-looking bathroom and a modern bathroom.

But how can a low flush toilet save you money?

Low Flush Toilet Savings

You know how you see all those commercials urging you to turn off your water while brushing your teeth? Your toilet is sinking away dollars every time you flush—in water bill costs. Older toilets require between 3.5-7 gallons of water every time you flush. Low flush toilets use 1.3 gallons of water per use (and some even less than that!), which means a 60%-80% savings, which you will see reflected in your water bill.

But… Is That Really Enough Water For Those Bigger Flushing Jobs?

If you’re worried about having enough momentum in your toilet, consider a dual flush toilet. No, you don’t have to flush your dual flush toilet twice for it to work right. Instead you’ll get two options—a low-flush and a more powerful flush—to make sure the job gets done every time.

Will You Just Have to Flush Twice as Much?

Actually, statistics show that flushing frequency does not increase with the installation of low flush toilets. That means, no, you will not be stuck flushing multiple times to have a clean toilet. You’ll just use less water, which is good for the world and good for your pocketbook.

Is Your Toilet a Low Flush Model?

How old is your toilet? If it was installed in 1992 or earlier, you can be pretty sure it’s not a low flush model. However, not all modern toilets are low flush toilets. If you’re in doubt, have us out to evaluate your toilets and to recommend the best toilet for your family’s needs.

How Much of Your Water Bill is Being Flushed Down The Toilet?

When the average household water usage is broken down into percentages, the typical household uses 30% of its monthly water usage is used by toilets. Another 35% is used by showers and 20% is used to clean laundry.

How Much Would You Save if You Installed a Low Flush Toilet?

Studies show that the average family of four that replaced their toilets with low flush models saved 14,000 gallons of water a year. That’s a lot of water! That’s also a significant portion of your water bill.

If you’re interested in a new toilet, give us a call! Here at ER Plumbing Services, we can help you determine which type of new toilet is best for your household or place of business.


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