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What to Look for When Shopping for a Toilet Replacement

Comfort should factor into your toilet replacement equation

If you are in need of toilet replacement, you might be wondering what you should look for in a toilet. The average American doesn't necessarily have a lot of experience with toilet shopping on a regular basis. The fact is that most toilets will last for decades, so you may never have to replace that toilet again. That is great because it is a solid investment that should last, but the fact that it will last for so long adds pressure on you to choose one that you will be happy with. So what should you look for when shopping for a toilet replacement? Here are the two main things you need to keep in mind:

  • Energy Usage. There are so many options in flushing systems today that it can get pretty confusing. Should you go tankless? Have a dual flush toilet? As you research, think about what will be best for your household based on its usage as well as what will be best for the environment. If possible, we highly suggest choosing one that is labeled as "high efficiency" by the EPA's WaterSense program.
  • Comfort. This is something that may not be on your radar but definitely should be. Just take a minute to think about how much time you spend on the toilet. Comfort should factor into your toilet replacement equation somewhere. In this case, the toilet needs to match the needs of the people in the household. The height of the toilet should match the height of your family as best you can. Don't forget to think about the shape of the seat as well (elongated, circle, etc.).