Should I get a comfort height toilet?


We are getting more and more questions about Comfort Height Toilets, such as: What is a Comfort Height Toilet? How much will it cost? How much taller is a Comfort Height Toilet? Will I be able to tell a difference? Having installed many Comfort Height Toilets in both Louisville and Lexington, our experienced plumbing technicians can answer all of your questions, but we wanted to address a few of the most common questions we get about Comfort Height Toilets.

How much taller will my Comfort Height Toilet be?
Your current toilet is likely about 14.5 to 15.5 inches tall (from the floor to the porcelain top, not the seat). Some regular toilets may be a little shorter or taller. Comfort Height Toilets range from 16 to 17.5 inches, although most are about 16.5 to 17 inches tall. So if your toilet is 14.5 inches, you could see up to a 2.5 inches lift. What may seem like a small amount is actually very different, especially for tall or elderly people, or anyone with bad knees.

Are there other benefits to installing a Comfort Height Toilet?
Absolutely. Depending on the age of your toilet, you may be using more than twice the water necessary to flush a more modern toilet. Toilets from the 1980s and early 1990s used over three gallons of water per flush. A new Comfort Height Toilet will likely use about 1.28 to 1.6 gallons of water, which can save up to 16,500 gallons of water per year.

The toilets also have benefits for the elderly. Combined with a handrail, Comfort Height Toilets help provide independence and are actually safer for an elderly person to use.

If it uses less water, does it perform as well?
Yes, your Comfort Height Toilet will perform as well and better than your current toilet. Despite using less water, most modern toilets have much larger trap openings than earlier models. Most modern traps are over an inch wider, less curved and fully glazed, which all works together in providing less resistance.

What about price?
Despite what you may have heard, Comfort Height Toilets are very affordable. In fact, you may find a Comfort Height Toilet that fits your needs and is more affordable than other traditional height toilets. Considering the affordability combined with the potential savings in your water bill, there is no reason to wait. Call us today and we will help find the right toilet for you.