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Here’s How a Low Flow Toilet Can Save You Money

Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 11:00 am

Get ready for some potty talk because today we are going to be talking about your toilet. We help many homeowners make the switch to a low flow toilet. Installing a low flow toilet in your home is one of the best ways to conserve water, which is good for the environment and your wallet!

There are a number of low flow toilet options, so it important to consult with a professional plumber in Olympia, WA before you make any final decisions. Brooks Plumbing Company offers a great selection of these products, and we will be glad to work with you to find just the right one for your home! If you are looking to save money on your water bills this year, all while protecting the environment, consider installing a brand new, low flow toilet. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of these toilets. 

How are low flow toilets different?

Now, some of you might be wondering how these toilets differ from your current toilet. Your toilet, if it was made after 1980, likely uses at least 3.5 gallons of water per flow, which is about 50% more water than a new, low flow toilet, which uses about 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Although this might not sound like a big difference, a new toilet could end up saving you hundreds of dollars on your water bill.

A toilet that precedes 1980 uses about 5-7 gallons of water per flush, so by upgrading, your savings will be even greater!

Aren’t they expensive?

Typically, homeowners expect high-efficiency systems to be quite expensive. However, low flow toilets are generally quite affordable. Today, you can purchase a low flow toilet for about the same price as a traditional model. Super low flow toilets can cost a bit more, but the annual savings are worth the initial expense.

So, how much will you actually save?

Just by upgrading your toilet, you can save between 11,000 and 35,000 gallons of water per year, which is a savings between 55% and 77% of your current water consumption. These savings will vary from household to household, depending on your location and the cost of water there.

You need a professional

If you are on the market for a new toilet, or if you feel strongly about saving money, then you will need to hire a professional plumber to install your new low flow toilet. Only an experienced technician can properly guide you through the decision-making process to ensure that your new system is a perfect fit for your home. Professional installation is the best way to make sure that your toilet is put in the right way the first time, reducing the risk of future problems from developing.

Our professional plumbers here at Brooks Plumbing have the right combination of skills and equipment to handle all types of low flow toilet installations. We will properly remove and dispose of your old toilet before installing your upgraded system.

To discuss your low flow toilet options, contact our team at Brooks Plumbing Company to get started.


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