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High Efficiency Toilets (HET)

January 24th, 2013

High Efficiency Toilets (HET)

One Eco-friendly plumbing improvement that makes a lot of sense is a High Efficiency Toilet or HET. Residential toilets prove to be the main source of water usage in the household and sometimes use as much as 7 gallons per flush for older toilets! Therefore upgrading to a High Efficiency Toilet can easily decrease the amount of water wasted within the household and save homeowners thousands of dollars over the years.

high efficiency toilets can save 1,000s of gallons of water a year

Blodgett Supply, http://www.blodgettsupply.com/plumbing_heating/Toto_High_Efficency_Toilets.html, 1/23/2013

An advance in toilet technology allows for High Efficiency Toilets to use 20% less water than the current government standard.  This adds up to about 11 gallons per toilet per household daily.  Current standards require all newly manufactured toilets to use 1.6 gallons of water. High efficiency toilets use 1.28. Less water waste not only saves consumers money but the municipal water district also saves money on waste water treatment.

high efficiency toilets can save your customers 1000's over the years

Earth 911, http://earth911.com/news/2012/03/20/nyc-to-offer-water-saving-toilet-rebates/, 1/23/2013

Many High Efficiency Toilets also perform as well or better than their less efficient counter parts depending on the technology used. Some High Efficiency Toilets use a pressure assist like a lot of commercial toilets, others offer a dual flush system. Some High Efficiency Toilets have a larger flush valve and a wider trapway eliminating clogging. In addition many High Efficiency Toilets are designed to remain cleaner because of their bowl design or even have a power-wash that self-cleans with each flush; which is definitely more efficient and more sanitary.

There are many options out there when it comes to High Efficiency Toilets, just be sure they are backed by the EPA. In addition to saving money on utilities and reducing our carbon footprint, many High Efficiency Toilets come with great rebate incentive from local water districts. These incentives vary in amount, but ultimately make upgrading to a High Efficiency Toilet more affordable.

For more information on High Efficiency Toilets and other plumbing related topics visit www.growplumbing.com.