The Benefits of Dual-Flush Toilets

For years, eco-conscious Valencia residents have sought out innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint. From installing smart thermostats and low-wattage LED lights to driving electric cars, area residents have taken great measures to reduce their energy output. Retrofitting household plumbing is just another way to reduce the strain on natural resources.

Now, households throughout Valencia are catching onto the dual-flush trend. In the past year, Valencia 24 Hr Plumber & Drain Pros has installed many dual-flush toilets and other green-plumbing fixtures.

Why the increased interest?

Homeowners are looking for ways to save on utility costs and green-plumbing fixtures are a cost-effective way to do this. Every day we get more calls from people interested in installing not only dual-flush toilets, but automatic faucets and other water-saving fixtures.

Strict Federal Plumbing Standards Affect Newly-Manufactured Toilets

According to the World Toilet Organization (WTO), the average individual uses the toilet 6 – 8 times a day. That’s about 2,500 flushes every year for just one person. The average number of gallons flushed each time ranges from 3.5 – 7 gallons of water depending on the type and age of the toilet. That’s a lot of water!

The good news is that newer toilets don’t allow for nearly as much water waste, which is good news for homeowners. Newer toilets significantly reduce the amount of water used per flush. Some of the highest-efficiency toilets are only using 1.28 gallons per flush. 1. 6 gallons, though, is the federal standard. 

Dual-flush toilets take water conservation to another level. These toilets help regulate how water is being used based on whether liquid or solid waste is flushed. Instead of using the same amount of water for each flush, the user can choose a “liquid” flush or “solid” flush.

Rebates Help Homeowners Afford High-Efficiency Toilets

The cost of a dual-flush toilet or a standard low-flow toilet isn’t as much as homeowners may imagine. You can purchase these toilets for about the same price as a standard toilet. It’s when you begin adding extras like Bluetooth, heated seats, and lighting that the cost rises. Homeowners who are interested in purchasing a toilet may qualify for incentives or rebates.

Ask your local plumber in Valencia, CA,  to find out if your purchase qualifies for incentives or rebates. Whether your purchase qualifies for a rebate or not, the energy savings alone often pays for the new fixture within the first year or so of usage.

To learn more about dual-flush toilets, call us! Let our expert plumbers in Valencia help you choose the right toilet for your home.

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