July 14, 2010
High Efficiency, Dual Flush Toilet
The high-efficiency Toto Aquia dual flush toilet enables users to select the level of water used each time the toilet is flushed -- 1.6 gallons for heavy or bulk waste or 0.9 gallons, for light or liquid waste.
The toilet has a gravity flush with a washdown system that directs 100% of the water through the rim to keep the bowl clean. The sides of the unit’s bowl are pitched to force water toward and through its large 2 5/8" trapway.
Other features: flapperless flush valve; sculpted, skirted bowl; wide neck; dual-button flush actuator is integrated into the lid.
For more information, Give us a call here at Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air 800-530-1102
Back in Circulation
Nibco, Inc., has announced Just Right, a hot water circulating device aimed at "green" homeowners who want to save money. Just Right is a non-mechanical circulating device requiring no electricity. Instead, it uses convection to keep hot water rising and cold water falling within the plumbing loop.
Alsons has a new Fluidics spray technology offers up to a 36 percent decrease in water usage compared to standard-flow systems with no loss of coverage and comfort. The spray technology controls the water's shape and velocity, meeting the needs of the user with a full-body spray that uses less water. Fluidics provides a water-saving flow of up to 1.6 gallons per minute.
Solar Attic Fan
During the summer, attic temperatures can reach 150° F. This raises temperatures in the rooms below and means more energy consumption by air conditioners. Forced ventilation will circulate cooler air through the attic space and lower the temperature.
Wherever you need improved circulation; attics, lofts, workshops, storage sheds, garages, even barns. These attic fans are available with a flush mount solar modules or with a tiltable mount (adjustable) solar module.
The Solar Attic Fan is a simple and environmentally sensible solution that can save you money! Powered completely by free solar energy, this sleek and efficient vent is both compact and quiet. Fully operational right from the box, it installs easily, with no electrical wiring, no expensive electrician and city permits. And let's not forget powerful! Operating at a whopping 850 cfm, a single unit can fully vent up to 1200 square feet.