Benefits of Installing a High-efficiency Toilet

Does your toilet flush sufficiently with just one flush every time? Toilets are estimated to account for about 30 percent of an average home’s water use and can be a main source of wasted water. Old, inefficient toilets are especially to blame for significant water waste within a home. If you have an older toilet, you’ve probably had to flush it more than once on more than one occasion to adequately clear the bowl.

High-efficiency toilets provided and installed by Gillece Plumbing deliver powerful performance while saving water at the same time. If you’ve ever wondered how a high-efficiency toilet compares to a normal toilet, take a look at some notable features and benefits:

Powerful Performance

High-efficiency toilets’ main claim is superior one-flush performance. They aim to deliver a powerful flush that eliminates waste and cleans the bowl efficiently each time. Studies have also shown that despite using less water, the amount of water used by a high-efficiency toilet is enough to move waste to the sewer without the risk of a backup.

Water Savings

High-efficiency toilets are designed to save water, using 20 percent or less than the federal standard of 1.6 gallons of water per flush. Typically using 1.28 gallons, high-efficiency toilets can reduce your home’s water usage by 20-60 percent. This could mean up to 16,500 gallons of water saved a year, which also means cost savings on your water bill.


In general, high-efficiency toilets fall in the same price range as other toilets. Different price ranges for toilets often depend on the style of the toilet rather than the way the toilet functions. And if you make the switch from an older, inefficient toilet, chances are you will save money over the course of your new toilet’s lifetime while saving water every time you flush.

If you’re interested in high-efficiency toilet options and want to learn more, call Gillece!