If you think all household toilets are made from the same mold, think again. There is a new generation of toilets on the market designed to keep you flushing in style while conserving water and saving you money.
The Automated Bathroom Experience
It’s hard to get excited about a toilet. Let’s be honest. A commode has one purpose and one purpose only. Unless you have small children in the house and then all bets are off. But, seriously, what features could a toilet offer that have the potential to get people revved up about bathroom plumbing?
Smart-flush toilets are the new luxury toilets. They are the bidets of the 21st century. These toilets come equipped with technology that make using the toilet a high-tech experience. To illustrate this point, let’s take a look at the DeltaFlushIQ line of toilets.
The FlushIQ technology has three distinct features that allow these toilets to stand out from their competitors.
- Touch-free flush: Traditional flushing takes a backseat to this innovative technology. Stave off germs by waving your hand in front of a sensor to flush the toilet in one smooth motion.
- Overflow protection: Spillages happen when toilet water climbs too high in the bowl. Ordinary toilets allow users to flush as often as they want against their better judgment. DeltaFlushIQ toilets come equipped with a sensor that recognizes when the water has risen too high and prevents the user from flushing.
- Leak detection: Homeowners who are alerted to possible leaks sooner rather than later save money on their water bills. FlushIQ technology includes a built-in sensor that monitors for leaks. When water levels fall, an LED light flashes yellow the next time the toilet is flushed indicating there is a possibility that a leak exists.
Are Smart-flush Toilets Worth the Cost?
As with any new technology, the costs associated with convenience can be rather high. But is it worth it? High-tech, luxury toilets run the gamut when it comes to price. The DeltaFlushIQ line of toilets come in just under $500, but there are certainly other luxury toilets that may be cheaper and, obviously, more expensive. It all depends on the technology and the market.
Only you, the homeowner, can make the decision if replacing your run-of-the-mill toilet is worth the added cost. If you’re planning on making upgrades and selling your home in the future, it may be something to consider. Or, if you’re one of those people who have to have the shiniest, newest appliance, then by all means go for it.
If you choose to purchase one of these new toilets, check with your local plumber for buying tips and professional installation. Expert guidance will help you find a product that meets your needs without busting your budget.