When it’s time for a new toilet in your bathroom, it can be a somewhat daunting endeavor thanks to the variety you have to choose from. Before you go shopping for one, we suggest that you check out our quick list of tips that will make the process much easier:
Spend a Little Extra
Everyone loves to save money, and at first glance, it doesn’t really seem like choosing a toilet would need to big monetary investment. However, don’t just go for the cheapest model if you can afford it. After all, the unit you choose will probably be in your bathroom for several years, so you want a quality one.
Save Water and Money with Low-Flow
Low-flow toilets use considerably less water than “normal” models. Lower water usage means you’ll save money on your utility bills each month. And don’t worry about older low-flow models that you often had to flush more than once — those kinks have been worked out.
Don’t Limit Your Search to Home Improvement Stores
When you’re in the market for a new toilet, your first inclination is probably to head over to the closest home improvement store. These places are great, but don’t ignore the other choices out there. Visit a speciality store or even check online for a wide variety of fantastic selections.
Check Out the Reviews
Purchasing a new toilet demands your attention and care. To be as informed as possible, make sure to check out the Consumers Report website, where you can find reviews, flush rates, and much more.
Give Yourself a Raise
Even the most well-designed toilets can be a bit uncomfortable for certain people. If you’re tall, for example, you may not have enough leg room. Elderly men and women also tend to have problems sitting down and standing up at times. Selecting a taller model can improve comfort in these situations.
For more information on how to shop for a new toilet more effectively, or any other HVAC questions, please contact the professionals at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Greater Cleveland area since the 1940s.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues. For more information about toilets and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or give us a call at 440-345-8795.
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