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You may not realize it, but your toilet can be a main contributor to your monthly water bills. Every single flush moves water out of your home, and with it, the money out of your pocket. Aqua Plumbing & Air in Sarasota, FL understands how important saving energy and money is for home and business owners, which is why we offer our customers special green toilets for their homes and offices. Let our plumbing technicians explain what energy-efficient toilets mean for you.

What are Green Toilets?

The term “green” simply means something that is eco-friendly, helping to reduce waste and save energy in order to preserve the Earth’s natural resources. Green toilets refer to fixtures that help preserve water while they’re being used. One environmentally-friendly and water saving toilet type that’s become increasingly popular recently is the dual-flush toilet which can save thousands of gallons of water every year.

How Does a Dual-Flush Toilet Work?

Not all bathroom waste is created equally, so flushing equally doesn’t make sense. Dual-flush toilets work by a two-button flushing system; one button flushes with very little water and the other with more. Most of the time, your family and workers will only need to flush with the reduced flow option, which will save you time and money in the long run.

How Does Green Technology Save Money?

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), conventional toilets require anywhere from 3.5 to 5 gallons of water for each flush. Low-flush toilets or toilets that have the dual-flush option available only use about 1.6 gallons of water each flush. The average American flushes about 9,000 gallons of water down conventional toilets every year, but by using a low-flush setting, that amount can be reduced be approximately 30%.

This water savings will definitely transfer over to your monthly utility bills. In a projection posted on the EPA’s website, for example, household families can save up to $60 a year on their plumbing costs. Just think of what that extra money could do for you and your family! 

Best of all, this money savings also means a savings in energy consumption. Using a low-flow or dual-flush toilet means you’re helping preserve the world’s water, which is becoming more and more precious as time passes. Upgrading your conventional toilet to an eco-friendly one means that you’re taking a step toward a better Earth.

The team at Aqua Plumbing & Air shares our customers’ concern for the environment. We also understand the importance of long term savings on utility bills.  We help our commercial and residential customers weigh the advantages of eco-friendly plumbing options that save money today and add value to homes and businesses. So step in the right direction with a money saving plumbing installation from our team today!