Most modern toilets are built with efficiency in mind – there’s just too much pressure to save water for manufacturers to ignore. However, you can pick up an even more efficient model than the rest if you take the time to shop around.
Compare Test Results
Yes, you can compare independent test results for toilets. Government bodies have become more and more serious about restricting how much water new models can use, so you should be able to find data concerning the ‘flushing performance’ of your chosen one.
If you’ve yet to consider any one particular model, just try comparing performance across manufacturers and ranges – just make sure to end your search term with ‘2015’ in order to get more accurate information. You’ll be surprised at the differences between even high efficiency toilets.
Check for Rebates
A car might have great crash test ratings, but could then suffer from a number of recalls once it has been released to the general public. The same is true of toilets; just as you’d check for any recalls when buying a car, it’s sensible to check for any rebates of toilets.
Plumbers report that staining and clogging are more likely to occur with some high efficiency models, so it’s worth taking the time to check around. If you can’t find anything conclusive, don’t forget to try and find some customer reviews – especially if the toilet is relatively new.
Consider a Dual-Flush Toilet
Dual flush toilets use two buttons or handles to flush different levels of water, with a larger amount serving for solids and a smaller amount serving for liquids. They’re pricier than other models, but are still gaining in popularity due to their water-saving potential.
Having two flush settings makes sense from an environmental point of view, and these toilets are available in both gravity and pressure-assist models. However, you might be more restricted when it comes to colour and style. Take the time to consider whether enjoying the benefits might just be worth putting up with the drawbacks.
Your toilet will usually be flushed several times a day and should last for years, so it’s well worth taking the time to find the most efficient one.