Do you have energy efficient toilets in your home? Maybe you conserve some water but would like to save even more.
“Federal plumbing standards now specify that new toilets can only use up to 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF)” Conserve H20 says.
There are three types of water–efficient toilets
Single-flush toilets (1.6 gallons per flush (gpf)
We’re all familiar with this old stand–by, uh, seated–by.
Dual-flush toilets (1.6 gpf/0.8 gpf)
The dual flush toilet, though newer to the U.S., has been around in other countries for many years.
They’re just what they sound like. You have two different buttons to push, one to flush fluids and the other to flush solids.
Pressure-assist toilets (1 gpf)
These toilets use “pressure from the water supply line to compress air inside the pressure tank. This system traps and compresses air as it fills with water. The compressed air forces the water into the bowl when the toilet is flushed,” according to Mother Earth News,
The force created is used to “whisk away waste and clean the bowl with only one gallon of water per flush.”
The primary benefit of the new plumbing standard is obvious
“Replacing a pre-1994 model (3.5 gallon-per-flush toilet) can reduce (water consumption) by 60 percent or more. That’s more than 4,000 gallons per person per year. That would save enough water to wash 100 loads of laundry,” Home Depot says.
April 22nd is Earth Day. What better way to celebrate and help protect our natural resources than to install some environmentally friendly and energy–efficient toilets in your home?
Need a little help with the installation? Set up your appointment with Eyman Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today, 402.731.2727.