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These days, it seems like you can get just about everything in a high-efficiency model. But did you know that now includes toilets? In the case of windows or HVAC systems, “high-efficiency” means you save energy. But for toilets, high-efficiency means saving water. Either way, it’s saving you money!

DOWN THE DRAIN

Think about how much water your toilet uses. Every. Single. Flush. Older toilets could use more than five gallons per flush! That adds up to 30,000 gallons a year for many households. In the age of conservation, many homeowners are making the switch to high-efficiency toilets. Doing so could slash your water usage by more than half! In this post, we’ll look at how these new toilets save water, and see how they compare to toilets of the past.

HOW IT WORKS

Way back in 1995, a new law required all new toilets to use a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. At the time, kits were installed on existing toilets, but they were not very effective. These days, there are a variety of different methods used to reduce the amount of water used in each flush.

  • Two-option flush: These toilets give you two different flush options. One if you’re flushing liquids only, and another if you’re flushing solids. This saves water by using less if you’re only flushing liquids.
  • Gravity flush: Gravity-fed tanks weigh each flush based on the weight of the content in the bowl. They are generally a less expensive option.
  • Pressure flush: Water in this flush is literally pushed down and out of the tank. There’s no water in the bowl until you flush (think airplane lavatories). These are very loud!

FLUSH CAPACITOR

The average toilet uses about 33 gallons of water a day. That’s down from more than 45 gallons back in the 90s. High-efficiency toilets are a reason for the decline. Not only does that save thousands of gallons of water a year, but it also saves you money!

THE HIGHER STANDARD

Besides saving water, there are other advantages to getting a new toilet. Maybe it takes more than one flush to get everything to go down, or maybe you just need your toilet at a height that makes it easier for you to sit down! Whatever the case, the Darville Company can help! Let us install your new high-efficiency toilet. Make an appointment today by calling 432-580-9675. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard.

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