When you think of technology in the home, your first thoughts are probably going to be things like robot vacuum cleaners, voice-activated speakers, or a smart thermostat. The list goes on. But it’s likely that tankless toilets are not something that immediately springs to mind. These super modern toilets haven’t really had their moment yet – but that’s about to change! With new homes and renovations focusing on sustainability, coupled with the cost of water and sewerage rising, there are lots of benefits to installing a tankless toilet in your home. In this article we explore what makes a tankless toilet unique, explain how they work, and discuss their benefits so you can decide if they are right for your home.
What is a Tankless Toilet?
Tankless toilets are not your standard model. They don’t have a large water tank attached to the back of the toilet bowl. Instead, they use an on-demand system. The water is only used when the toilet is flushed, meaning they are not constantly running. Due to the lack of a tank, they are much smaller and can be installed closer to the wall to free up space in the bathroom. Another benefit of tankless toilets is that they help conserve water. Tankless toilets don’t require a large amount of water to fill the tank; instead, they are fed only the amount needed to flush the toilet.
How Do Tankless Toilets Work?
As we mentioned above, tankless toilets don’t have a water tank. Instead, a small water tank is installed below ground outside of the house. This tank stores water from the city’s main water supply. When the water in the tank needs to be moved to your tankless toilet, an electrical pump takes the water from the storage tank and pumps it into the toilet. The pump is operated by a switch that can be turned on and off from inside the house.
Why Install a Tankless Toilet?
Tankless toilets are much smaller than standard toilets, so they free up a lot of floor space. They also use less water than a standard toilet thanks to their on-demand system. But there are other benefits of installing a tankless system that don’t relate to aesthetics. These benefits include cost savings, waste management, and sustainability.
Who Should Install a Tankless Toilet?
Any homeowner who would like to conserve water, save money on utility bills, and reduce their environmental impact will benefit from installing a tankless toilet. If you have a large family, you may want to consider a tankless toilet. Tankless toilets are designed to use very little water per flush, so you can save a lot of water with a single flush. If you live in an area where you have to pay for your water, installing a tankless toilet makes good financial sense. Tankless toilets use much less water per flush than standard toilets. This means you will have to pay for less water each month. If you’re building a new home or renovating an existing one and want to be more sustainable, tankless toilets are an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint.
What to Look for When Buying a Tankless Toilet
If you decide that a tankless toilet is right for your home, you will want to do some research to find the right model for you. Here are some of the most important things to consider when choosing a tankless toilet:
Flushing system – There are two flushing systems: gravity systems and pressure assisted systems. Gravity systems use gravity to flush the toilet while pressure assisted systems use water pressure to push the waste through the pipe. This may not seem like a big deal but the difference has a huge impact on the amount of water used per flush.
Water consumption – The less water a tankless toilet uses per flush, the better. You can find this information by reading the product description on whichever website you decide to purchase from.
Warranty – All good brands will have a warranty on their product. The length of the warranty varies by brand, so look for a tankless toilet that offers at least a one-year warranty.
Installation costs – Although many of the tankless toilets available have a self-installation option, you can save a lot of hassle and time by hiring a contractor to do the job for you.
If you are looking to upgrade your bathroom, you can’t go wrong with installing a tankless toilet!
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