Nearly half of the average home’s water usage occurs in the bathroom, and almost 30% of this value is consumed by toilets. This makes your home’s toilets some of the top water-using appliances in your Indianapolis home, as well as one of the easiest areas in which to conserve water on a daily basis. Replacing your toilets offers several benefits, including greater comfort, an updated look for your bathroom, and lower water usage, which translates directly into lower water bills each month. If you’re looking for smart, cost-effective, and rewarding ways to improve the look of any bathroom in your home, discussing toilet replacement with your plumber could be the best solution to achieve your goals.
Lower Water Consumption
One of the best reasons to consider toilet replacement today is the benefits you’ll gain on your monthly water bill. If your home’s toilets were installed before 1992, they may use anywhere from 3.5-7 gallons each time you flush. Toilets installed after 1992 use 1.6 gallons per flush or less, while today’s most efficient toilets can use 1.28 gallons per flush or less. By estimating that each person in your home flushes the toilet five times each day, you can save a predicted 9,855 to 3,468 gallons per person each year by installing a toilet with a minimum efficiency of 1.6 gallons per flush. Installing a high-efficiency toilet that averages 1.28 gallons per flush delivers water savings of 10,439 to 4,052 gallons per person per year. Even if your toilets were installed after 1992 and average 1.6 gallons per flush, upgrading to a high-efficiency appliance could save you nearly 600 gallons per person per year in terms of water used to flush your home’s toilets.
Improved Aesthetics and Function
While you may not consider your toilet a major contributor to the look of your bathroom, the right—or wrong—toilet can have a significant impact on the aesthetic appeal of this space. An updated toilet design that fits with the rest of your bathroom’s decorative style can complete the look of the room, while an outdated, faded, or damaged toilet can take away from even the most updated and sophisticated decor. Even if your bathroom updating budget is limited, toilet replacement offers excellent value for your money, as toilets will last for 15 years or more and are some of the most frequently-used appliances in the home. It’s also important to note that toilet style can affect the amount of space your toilet occupies as well; opting for a wall-mounted or high-tank toilet can reduce the footprint of your toilet in your bathroom for a lower profile and more utilizable floor space in a small bathroom or in a bathroom that incorporates a water closet design.
Are you ready to consider the many benefits of toilet replacement for your Indianapolis home? Our experienced plumbers can help you along every step of the way, from determining the best style of toilet for each bathroom in your home to completing toilet installation for the utmost in convenience. We invite you to take a look through our plumbing and home comfort website for more information about the services and solutions we offer, or click through our blog for more home plumbing tips and news you can use every day.