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Go Green and Save Money With Low-Flow Toilets

Did you know that every time you flush your outdated toilet, you’re literally flushing your hard earned money down the drain? With the average person flushing the toilet six times a day that can really add up! If you live in the Albany Capital Region and you’re in the market for installing a new energy saver toilet, you should call us and inquire about a high-efficiency, environmentally friendly, low-flow toilet.

Traditional toilets use approximately 3.5 to 7 gallons of water per flush. For the average family, that can equate to hundreds of gallons of water every day, However, high-efficiency, low-flow toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons per flush (with some as little as 1.28). This means that a low-flow toilet can save your household up to 16,500 gallons of water in just one year – conserving not only water, but money as well.
Aside from your sprinkler system, the average household toilet uses more water than any other fixture inside or outside your home. However, by installing low-flow toilets you can cut over $90 from your average annual water bill. Additionally, some low-flow toilets may qualify you for a tax rebate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which provides a tax credit to help offset the costs of making energy efficiency improvements to your home.

As further proof of the benefits realized by low-flow toilets, in 1992 the U.S. mandated that all new toilets sold in the states be low-flow. Therefore, if your home was built before 1992, your toilet may be using as much as 2-4 times more water per flush as a newer, low-flow toilet – which means it is time to start thinking about a replacement!

Before making any important plumbing decision however, be sure you contact Crisafulli Bros Plumbing & Heating, your local Albany plumbing professional, to find out which type of low-flow toilet is right for your household. Choosing the right low-flow toilet for your home based on your needs and usage can make all the difference when it comes to maintenance issues that may arise down the road.

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