Posted by: ragoar | November 21, 2010

Eco-Friendly Toilets Don’t Have to Mean Low-Flow Frustration

Say the words “eco-friendly toilet” to many people and they’re not thinking about saving the environment, they’re thinking they’re going to have to flush more, thereby using the same amount a high-flow toilet would use. But toilet manufacturers have come a long way since the first low-flow toilets came on the market.

Toilets manufactured just a few decades ago used as much as 25,000 gallons per year for a typical family of four. Now, the EPA requires toilets use no more than 1.28 gpf, versus the 3.5 gallons used per flush in the old days.

Recently, toilet manufacturers introduced a dual-flow toilet-one that allows people to use a slightly higher volume of water when it’s needed most. These toilets still save thousands of gallons a year, as well as offering consumers way to flush without all the frustration. Consumers have three different types of toilets to choose from:

–Pressure-assist toilets. These are the kind of toilets typically found in public bathrooms, and they pack the most power. This kind of toilet can be a bit pricey, but if you have a big family and high use, it might be a good investment for you.

–Vacuum-assist. These are the so-called “quiet” toilets and offer far less flushing power than the pressure-assist. Because the market for these toilets is fairly small, most manufacturers offer only a few models of this type.

–Gravity. By far, this is the most popular type of toilet found in homes today. Because they are so popular, they tend to be less expensive and come in a great variety of styles.

When purchasing a new toilet, some other aspects to consider are: color, style, height, one piece or two, and wall-hung. Taller people might want to consider purchasing a “chair height” toilet instead of one that sits lower to the ground.

For a truly streamlined look, you might consider the wall-hung toilet. With this design, the toilet is mounted to the wall, which saves on space and makes for easier cleaning. These toilets do tend to be pricier, but are good alternative for tight spaces.

If you are redesigning your bathroom, don’t overlook this important feature. Many manufacturers have appealing designs that can make your bathroom more stylish while you save the environment.

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