Flush The Old One: How To Choose The Right High-Efficiency Toilet

If your home is equipped with outdated toilets, it's time for a change, especially if you have toilets that were manufactured before 1982. Toilets built during that time typically use anywhere from five to seven gallons of water per flush. If you have a large family, the excess water use can build up quickly. Even if it's just you in the house, that can still add up to at least fifteen gallons of water per day from your toilets. That's if you only flush your toilet three times a day. 

This is where high-efficiency toilets come into the picture. When you install high-efficiency toilets in your home, you'll only use about 1.28 gallons of water per flush. That's a lot of water savings just by switching the toilets in your house. If you're not sure what type of high-efficiency toilets to choose for your home, read the information provided below. Here are three different types of high-efficiency toilets to choose from. 

Single Flush

If you're looking for a basic high-efficiency toilet for your home, the single-flush option may be the perfect choice for you. Single-flush toilets clear the bowl with just one flush, whether there's liquid waste or solid waste. Single-flush toilets are an excellent choice for a children's bathroom since aren't any additional levers or buttons on these toilets. Just one single flush lever for your children to use. 

Dual Flush

If you want to conserve water even further, consider choosing dual-flush toilets. Dual-flush toilets provide options for solid or liquid waste. For liquid waste, less water is used to empty the bowl. For solid waste, additional water is used to clear the toilet bowl. This type of toilet is beneficial for guest bathrooms, especially if you want to spare your guests the embarrassment of needing additional flushes to empty the bowl. 

Pressure Assist

Finally, if you want to make sure that your toilet bowl is emptied after each use, regardless of the size of the bowel movement, choose a pressure-assist high-efficiency toilet for your home. Pressure-assist toilets use compressed air to push solid waste through the pipes. Compressed air forces water through the toilet bowl with each flush. As a result, you'll never need to worry about a second flush. 

Now that it's time to install new toilets, make sure you choose the best option. High-efficiency toilets allow you to conserve water, and get the flushing power you want from a toilet. Contact a business for information on high efficiency toilets for sale.