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Toilet Buying Guides — Part 2

tankless-toiletOne of the areas in a house that most buyers would give the biggest consideration into is the toilet. Don’t laugh at this because this is a fact given out by real estate agents. Although it might sound funny, toilets are very essential in everyone’s lives because this is where we cleanse our internal body system every day. If you are green conscious, the last thing that you would probably do is to search for eco-friendly toilets.

First off, we have tank-less toilets. Based on its name, this type of toilet does not come with a tank and it does not use water to flush the waste. It is powered by electricity, and, with very few water, it then sends pressure for the waste to be pumped into the sewage system. With this type of toilet, you will conserve greatly with water. However, this is not advisable to be used in areas that are frequented by power outage since it would not work without electricity. Priced for about $5,000, this is one of the top eco-friendly toilets in the market.

dual-flushSecondly, we have dual-flush toilet that comes with stylish and compact appearance. Its build is quite suitable for smaller bathroom areas and is best used to conserve water as it works well despite using lower level of water. In addition to that, you can also choose the level of water that you want to use to flush. Hence, you can opt for lesser water for urines and more water for stools. There is also the so-called high efficiency toilet that works very similar with dual-flush toilets, but apparently offers higher savings of water in the long run.

Thirdly, pressure-assist toilets, which are named after its very function in putting pressure to the water, are creating quick flushes with high speed. Experts note that this type of toilet is not only eco-friendly, but also efficient in removing wastes and in cleaning the bottom area of the toilet. In addition to that, the porcelain tank of pressure-assist toilet is sweat-resistant, which makes it more popular than gravity-flush toilets. This type of toilet is usually priced between $200-400. On the contrary, it is not popular in the elderly market because of its noise when flushing.

pressure-assist-toiletCertainly, these types of toilets are impressive when it comes to its work. However, these might not be the best option if you are too limited with your budget. Nonetheless, it always pays to do good research about each of the toilet mentioned above. Knowing its advantages and limitations can help you have greener and more budget-friendly toilet project.

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A senior writer and editor of The Green Guide and a father of 3 kids (1 girl and 2 boys). Rob's special interests include geography, enviroment study and hiking. Rob has traveled to over 100 places in 30 different countries in the past three years. His exotic and fun experiences will be talked in his new book which is going to be published soon.

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