Toilets use about a quarter of the water supply in single family homes, making them account for the most water usage out of any other appliance or fixture in the house. For this reason, it’s important to look into more efficient toilet units to help you reduce your water use and in turn your water bills. Look to our technicians for help in choosing the most energy efficient models. We provide installations and repairs for residents in Covina and surrounding areas. Take a look at what your neighbors are saying!
How Much Water is Used With Every Flush?
A typical toilet uses about two to five gallons of water every time it is flushed. However, low-flow toilets will often use less than 1.3 gallons of water per flush. This can mean a savings of thousands of gallons of water each year. The amount of water savings will vary depending on the unit, as there are several types of high-efficiency toilets.
Which High-Efficiency Toilet Should I Install?
The type of toilet you install will depend on your needs and will vary from household to household.
Single flush gravity-fed toilets will use between 1.1 and 1.28 gallons of water per flush. These toilets operate in the same way that regular toilets do, but using a lower capacity for flushing.
Dual flush toilets are made to handle both light and heavy flushes. A light flush uses between 0.8 and 1.1 gallons of water per flush, while heavy flushes will use between 1.3 to 1.6 gallons. Since there are two flush settings for dual flush toilets, they operate a bit differently than a standard toilet. Dual flush toilets can operate with either dual buttons or with a movable handle. The direction of the handle or the choice of button will determine whether or not a light flush or a heavy flush will be used.
Pressure assist toilets work by using water line pressure or a device in the toilet tank that creates an additional force. These types of toilets will use 1.1 to 1.2 gallons of water per flush. These toilets are also able to move a large volume of water with a significantly quieter volume of sound than a standard toilet.
Power assist toilets operate using a pump. This helps to force water down the toilet at a velocity that is greater than usual. Between 1 and 1.3 gallons of water are used per flush for this type of toilet. Power assist toilets also require a 120 voltage. The power is used for the small fractional horsepower pump to force the water down the toilet.
High-efficiency toilets are a great option for homeowners and can save thousands of gallons of water per household each year. There are many options, so finding the best high-efficiency toilet for your home should be a simple process to help cut back on your water bill while also helping the environment.