Feb 24, 2017

Product Blog - Low Flow Toilets

What Do You Know About What You Think You Know? 
...the myths and truths about low flow toilets

Most of the time words and phrases are thrown around and we really don't know what they mean. We become familiar with them but not really understand them. I know I was once one of those people when it comes to Low Flow Toilets. Some of the common misconceptions were that low flow toilets are not good at flushing waste as a regular toilet; they really don't save water - they more just use a smaller toilet; or even that low flow toilets don't make a difference in saving water, time, or money. Well for me and I'm hoping you too, when it comes to saving money - I'd like to know how! 

Let's start with what is a low flow toilet so we can be on the same page: A low flow toilet or low flush or high efficiency toilet - "is a flushing toilet that uses significantly less water than a



full-flush toiletLow-flush toilets use 4.8 litres (1.3 US gal; 1.1 imp gal) or less per flush as opposed to 6 litres (1.6 US gal; 1.3 imp gal) or 
more" 

Common questions and their answers: 

Do low flow toilets really work?
Most of them work very well. Just like anything you will find some that are not of high quality and do not work as they say they will but most do what they say they will. As a consumer read the highlights and the reviews on it to make sure you make a sound and informed decision. Test results are also easily accessible on the Internet. High-efficiency toilets use even less water than standard low-flow models, some as little as 1.0 gallons. Not only the regular one flush toilets there are also Dual-flush toilets, which have separate flush modes for solid and liquid waste which can save you even more water since it would be easily disposed for one versus the other. 
How much money do you save with a low flow toilet?
The current federal standard for toilets in the U.S. is 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF), but many old toilets
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use much more water. Older models typically use 3-5 GPF, or even up to 6 gallons. If you have an old toilet, there are some low-cost options for improving your toilet's water efficiency. This, I say, is for a more experienced plumber because most of us do not want to get our hands dirty. The easiest thing to do is to get with the times; just replace it. Replacement Options Click Here


What is Water Sense toilet?

When you get into knowing what's a good toilet and what's not, the federal regulations has made standards easy to spot. With recent advancements in toilet production, toilets are now using 20% less water than the current federal standard, while still providing equal or superior performance. The Water Sense label is used on toilets that are certified by independent laboratory testing to meet rigorous criteria for both top of the line performance and efficiency. An example of this...
How much does it cost each time you flush the toilet?
Each time you flush, a flush uses two gallons of water, so he/she would use up 1,095 gallons a year. Each gallon of water used costs 3/10ths of a cent, so the total cost under this philosophy for a year's worth of flushes is $7.66/year. So in theory, if you get a 1.0 gallon flush you're saving half of that a year per person in the home. Maybe not a lot of money but it's money you can add up for a family of 4 over 5 years. 
Now, what should you do to be a Low Flow Pro? Well we suggest
http://www.hgtv.com/design/rooms/bathrooms/the-lowdown-on-low-flow-toilets

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