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5 Water Efficient Toilets To Help You Save Money

Toilets are the number one water guzzler in your home. Consuming more than 30% of your total water, water efficient toilets are the first place to look when you want to save money. Toilets that predate the 1992 federal restrictions of 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) are especially extravagant when it comes to water usage, some using up to 7 gallons per flush! So, don’t get caught flushing water and money down the toilet. Here are 5 of the best water-efficient toilets for your home.

What To Look For In A Water Efficient Toilet

A single flush, water efficient toilet should use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush.

  1. Type: Water-efficient toilets fit into three categories: single-flush at 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf), dual-flush toilets (1.6 gpf -0.8 gpf) and pressure-assist toilets (1 gpf).
  2. Gallons Per Flush: Toilets are measured by the amount of water they use per flush to eliminate the contents in the bowl.
  3. What is it made of? Most toilets are made from Vitreous china, an enamel coating that is applied to ceramics, particularly porcelain after they’ve been fired, though the name can also refer to the finished piece as a whole. The coating makes the porcelain tougher, denser, and shinier, and it is a common choice for things like toilets and sink basins.
  4. Bowl Shape: Toilets come in two shapes: elongated and round. Elongated bowls are shaped for the taller and more shapely figures, and are typically consider more comfortable than their round counterparts. Most water efficient toilets are manufactured in the elongated shape only, due to the shapes’ popularity.

Meets WaterSense Requirements for Water Savings:

Launched in 2006, WaterSense is an EPA-sponsored partnership program that seeks to protect the future of the nation’s water supply by promoting water efficiency. According to the EPA’s website, “WaterSense labeled products are backed by independent, third–party testing and certification, and meet EPA’s specifications for water efficiency and performance. When you use these water–saving products in your home or business, you can expect exceptional performance, savings on your water bills, and assurance that you are saving water for future generations.”

Niagara Conservation Stealth Toilet
  1. Type: Single Flush
  2. GPF: 0.8 gpf
  3. Finish: Vitreous China
  4. Bowl Shape: elongated
  5. Price: $160- $225
  6. Savings: 37 percent more water than regular high-efficiency toilets
  7. Water Sense: Yes

Other Features:

This ultra-high-efficiency toilet uses a vacuum-assist mechanism for flush performance. It has patented hydraulic technology and the quietest flush on the planet. Limited lifetime warranty.

TOTO Drake II 1 G Close Coupled Toilet
  1. Type: Dual Flush
  2. GPF: 1.0 gpf
  3. Finish: Vitreous China
  4. Bowl Shape: elongated
  5. Price: $320 – $420
  6. Savings: as much as 6,000 gallons annually
  7. Water Sense: Yes

Other Features:

CeFiONtect Glaze prevents debris from sticking to ceramic surfaces, making them easier to clean. It has a Tornado Flush flushing system, which siphons water with two powerful nozzles, harnessing the power of water and gravity to maximize cleaning and use water more efficiently.

Sydney Smart 305 Dual Flush Toilet
  1. Type: Dual Flush
  2. GPF: 0.8 and 1.28 gpf
  3. Finish: Vitreous China
  4. Bowl Shape: elongated
  5. Price: $350
  6. Savings: as much as 5,242 gallons annually
  7. Water Sense: Pending

Other Features:

Large trap ways nearly double the size of industry standard. It's virtually unblockable. Limited 2-year warranty.

American Standard Clean White 1.28 GPF High-Efficiency WaterSense Elongated 2-Piece Toilet
  1. Type: Single Flush
  2. GPF: 1.28 gpf
  3. Finish: Vitreous China
  4. Bowl Shape: elongated
  5. Price: $220
  6. Savings: 20% less water than the standard 1.6 gpf toilet
  7. Water Sense: Yes

Other Features:

EverClean™ surface inhibits the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. There is an easy installation – no tool required. Lifetime warranty on chinaware, 10-year warranty on all mechanical parts, and 1-year warranty on seat

Kohler Persuade Toilet
  1. Type: Dual Flush
  2. GPF: choice of 0.8 or 1.6 gpf
  3. Finish: Vitreous China
  4. Bowl Shape: compact, elongated
  5. Price: $350 – $475
  6. Savings: as much as 6,000 gallons annually
  7. Water Sense: Yes

Other Features:

A contemporary design highlighted by the skirted trap way and a 1-year limited warranty.

Buy and Install Water Efficient Toilets With Deer Valley Plumbing

For a small investment upfront, you can save thousands of gallons and hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of your toilet. If you are looking to install a new water efficient toilet, don’t forget to take the measurements of your old toilet so that you purchase a new one that works for your space. You’ll also need to know the thickness of the pipe, the depth, and width of the bowl, the proper piping procedures, etc. If you need help with any of this, contact one of our helpful customer service agents today.

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