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Take The Plunge With A Higher Efficiency Toilet!

More often than not, you don’t put much thought into your toilet, because come on...it’s a TOILET! But what most people don’t realize is that toilets actually account for about 26% of water use in single family homes. Without your knowledge, it’s more than likely that you’re flushing money down the toilet....literally! By switching over to a high efficiency toilet, you could save money by reducing the amount of water that you use each month.

Many people wonder if higher efficiency toilets really get the job done, especially since they’re using less water. The answer is yes! When low flow toilets first made their appearance in the 1990’s they were problematic and that stigma has hung around. The truth is, high efficiency toilets today don’t have the issues that they did when they began, and now low flow doesn’t equal poor performance. Pressure assisted flushers, and modifications made to the curve of the bowl itself give higher efficiency toilets the ability to flush better than any of the old models.


Ditch that old toilet! If your home has been around for awhile, chances are that your toilet has too. If it was made before 1995 it can use as much as five gallons of water every time you flush it! Imagine five of those big milk cartons that you can barely fit into your refrigerator. High Efficiency toilets use less than 1.3 gallons of water per flush, which seems like a pretty good reason to upgrade! You could save thousands of gallons of water every year, and that’s money that goes back into your pocket instead of down the drain.

There are several different types of higher efficiency toilets. Not only are there low-flow toilet options, but there are dual flush toilets which allow you to choose the amount of water that you flush every time you use them. The duel flush has two buttons: one that lets you flush liquid waste and uses less than a gallon of water, and the other, which flushes solids using 1.6 gallons of water. It’s easy to see why this is a cost effective option.

Overall, high efficiency toilets are a simple way to cut costs on your water bill. Once they’re installed, you can treat them the same as you would your old toilet, nothing changes except for your bill! If you decide to take the plunge and install a new, high efficiency toilet, let F.H. Furr be the ones do it for you! Our experienced technicians will install your toilet quickly and correctly. Don’t wait, upgrade to a high efficiency toilet and start saving today!



Topics: Flood Damage High Efficiency Toilet energy audits plumbing Efficiency