At one point or another, you’ve probably come across a dual-flush toilet; one that allows you to select how much water you’d like to use when you flush by pushing one of two buttons on top of the tank.
You also might have thought: “Hey, that’s pretty cool”, and just as quickly forgotten about it after your trip to the toilet is finished.
Yet there’s good reason to give dual flush toilets a little more thought – a few of them, actually.
How Does It Work?
The operation is simple: A dual-flush toilet is equipped with either a lever or push-button mechanism that allows you to use either half the water in the tank or all of it. That’s because not every toilet usage requires the same amount of water – so why not conserve more water when you need less of it?
Benefits of a Dual-Flush Toilet
- Saves Water. While the U.S. is water-secure, we still have an environmental responsibility to become more efficient with our resources. A standard toilet uses between three and five gallons of water per flush. On the other hand, a dual-flush toilet uses just under one gallon up to about 1.5 gallons, depending on the flushing option you select. Now consider how many times a toilet is flushed in your own home every day…that adds up to some serious water savings in both the half- and full-flush modes.
- Saves Time. A dual-flush toilet won’t reduce the amount of time your teenager spends in the bathroom, but in can reduce the amount of time you spend waiting for the tank to fill back up should there be a need for an additional flush. Since they hold significantly less water to begin with, it takes significantly less time for the tank to refill.
- Saves Money. Because a dual-flush toilet uses significantly less water than older toilets, you can expect to see immediate savings on your water bill. Plus, their increasing popularity has made them considerably more affordable than when they were first introduced.
Here at Pann Home Services, we offer both low-flush and dual-flush toilets, both great ways to conserve water without sacrificing convenience. For more information and a free quote, including installation, contact Pann Home Services today.