All around the country, homeowners are looking for ways to conserve water. This is not only good for the environment but can significantly impact your utility bills as well. One way to achieve this is to have high-efficiency plumbing systems installed. One of the most common fixtures water-conscious homeowners are having put in their homes is Kohler® low-flow toilets.
What Are the Benefits of a Low-Flow Toilet?
You will find that a low-flow toilet installation can save not only a lot of water, but save you a lot of money, thus helping you budget with a little more wiggle room, and also contribute to water conservation efforts. But how much exactly can you expect to save?
Truthfully, this depends on your water usage: you’ll want to consider how many toilets are being installed in your home, the number of people who live in your home, and the local costs per gallon. It helps to understand how much water that different toilets use. Typically, a standard toilet is flushed 6 times a day. A conventional toilet uses 7 gallons per flush, while a low-flow toilet uses about 1.7 gallons.
So, over the course of a year, a standard toiled will use 15,000 gallons while a low-flow toilet will use 3,500 gallons. Hypothetically speaking, if the cost per gallon were 4 cents, you’d end up with a savings of $460 in a single year! Investing in a low-flow toilet is equivalent to investing in your home and your savings account.
Are There Any Disadvantages to Low-Flow Toilets?
One thing you do want to keep in mind is the way that low-flow toilets are designed. Due to their highly-efficient water saving capabilities, they can and do clog up easier than standard toilets. That means they are not intended for high amounts of paper waste. Homeowners with small children may want to keep this in mind.
Low-flow toilets are also pricier to install than their standard toilet counterparts, however what you’ll save over the year more than makes up for this financial difference.
For superior toilet installation services in Lakewood, CO, contact APC Plumbing & Heating today!