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What is a modern toilet?

New, modern toilets start with a pressure-assisted flushing system—traditional toilets just use gravity—but that’s not where they end. A truly modern toilet these days is high-efficiency and provides greater hygienic benefits. People want to save water and feel cleaner.

Modern toilets make life easier

In recent years, the toilet has undergone the biggest transformation since the advent of indoor plumbing. One aspect of the big bathroom upgrade is high-efficiency toilets. These toilets use less water per flush, and they are becoming common toilet types in American homes. Secondly, long after technology made life easier in the living room and kitchen, it’s now arrived in the bathroom with the smart bidet.

High-efficiency toilets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that toilets are by far the most water-intensive fixture in the average home. Toilet flushing often accounts for nearly one-third of household water use. In the early days of flushing, a single flush could use up to six gallons of water. Now, however, due to advancements in efficiency, many toilets get the job done with only a gallon and a quarter of water per flush.

The EPA estimates that replacing one toilet can save over 13,000 gallons of water per year.

Save water, save money

By replacing old toilets with a modern one, families not only save water, they can save a lot of money. The EPA estimates that replacing one toilet can save over 13,000 gallons of water per year, adding up to over $140 annually in savings. Over the course of the average toilet lifespan, this will create nearly $3,000 in savings due to lower water bills.

Local officials want water efficiency, too

According to the experts who run local water facilities, when toilets use less water, it reduces the strain on the local sewage system. As a result, some local municipalities encourage residents to upgrade their toilets. This summer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for example, the water authority is offering rebates to households that replace toilets made before 1992.

Technology of the modern toilet

Not only do toilets use a lot less water today, technology makes the whole experience more relaxing and refreshing. Modern toilets often have adjustable, heated seats, as well as motion-activated seats. They also feature built-in bidets that provide a stream of water to cleanse the backside after using the toilet.

Bidet seats offer modern luxury

Bidet seats, like the Coway Bidetmega 200, give people all the luxury of a modern toilet without needing to install a whole new fixture. The Coway Bidetmega 200 bidet seat easily installs to most regular toilet types. (Yes, including high-efficiency toilets!) Once the bidet seat is in place, you can customize the water temperature, pressure, direction and flow. It also has separate ducts for washing and drying your bum after using the toilet. As a result, you can upgrade most standard toilets into a modern toilet in a matter of minutes.