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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Shopping for a New Toilet? Use These Tips

Phil Laprairie

Shopping for a New Toilet? Use These TipsPurchasing a new toilet shouldn't be a stressful endeavor, but the truth is, there are a lot of different models to choose from these days. To help you find the best one for your needs, here are a few tips:

Research Before You Buy

Thanks to the internet, there is simply no excuse for not knowing what you're purchasing before you visit the store. Since a toilet is often a long-term investment, we suggest that you head over to the Consumer Reports website and take a look at their reviews, which will include flush ratings for each model.

Save Water and Money with Low-Flow

We should all be conserving water wherever and whenever we can. You can start by investing in a low-flow toilet, which will lower your water usage with every flush. And, of course, less water usage translates to lower bills at the end of each month.

Check Out Pressure-Release Models

Although they're more expensive and noisier than traditional types, pressure-release models can be great for those who want to save water. These toilets store water in a special tank and then use pressure, rather than gravity, for flushing, which is more efficient.

Add Comfort by Going Higher

Every person uses a toilet on a daily basis, so comfort is an important part of making a choice. Purchasing a taller model might be exactly what you're looking for, which can especially be more comfortable for tall men and women, in addition to the elderly, who might have trouble getting up from a traditional model.

Make Sure You Measure Correctly

Toilets with elongated bowls are typically more comfortable than normal models, but be aware that they take up more room. If your bathroom is short on space, you need to measure the space that you have available and compare it to the bowl in question.

These tips should get you started on finding a new toilet, but if you'd like to know more, or have any questions related to HVAC, contact the experts at Arpi's Industries. We've been serving Calgary for more than 50 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about TOPIC and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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