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It’s easy for bathrooms to become a source of energy waste in our homes. Taking long showers, running water while you brush your teeth, using light bulbs that require a lot of energy to burn and linens that are chemically processed are just a few ways we tend to be not-so-green in our bathrooms.
Luckily there are low-maintenance changes you can make in your bathroom that will give it a more natural look while also practicing a green and money-conscious lifestyle.
Faucets with Friendly Flow and Water Conservation
Faucets like the Chatfield are compliant with low water flow standards (1.2 gallons per minute) and help to reduce the amount of water that is potentially wasted when you use your bathroom sink. This faucet is also designed so that the water flows naturally in a way that’s inspired by water flowing in nature. If you’re interested in updating multiple parts of your bathroom consider a low flow toilet and a low flow shower head as well.
You can also make changes to your routine that will help you respect the environment as you follow through with your regular hygiene habits. Turn off the sink while you brush your teeth, take slightly cooler showers and limit the amount of time the water runs in order to get hot before you hop in.
Nobody likes doing the dishes, especially after a large gathering. Everyone is full of tasty food and good cheer and it’s not fun to leave the party to do chores. But do you allow the mess to sit overnight and let the food cement onto the dishes? Tough call.
There are plenty of upgrades you can make in your kitchen to up the efficiency ante, and the one that tops the list is swapping our your old kitchen faucet for a new pull-down, multi-function fixture like the Huntley SelectFlo from American Standard.
The SelectFlo creates an effective cleaning experience that easily turns the doldrums of dishwashing into a cinch. Here are some of the features that will help you tackle any task:
Hosting parties during the holidays can be both fun and stressful. If you make a few updates to your kitchen and take a little bit of extra time to prepare before the holidays arrive, you may be able to pull off a stress-free party season.
So before the holidays sneak up on us, consider these suggestions to help you prepare.
This Father’s Day, American Standard is honoring our Porcelain Throne Savers, Duct Tape Masters, Mr. Fix-It’s, Tool Savant’s, Car Connoisseur’s, Ultimate Uncloggers, At-Home Plumbers and Helpful Handyman’s … well you may know them better as Dad. We are giving you the opportunity to win an American Standard VorMax Toilet in our Father’s Day Giveaway on our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages.
Win the Heritage VorMax Right Height Elongated Toilet for the great Dad in your life!
How do I enter?
To enter, simply visit American Standard on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and share your favorite picture with your Dad or of your Dad as a post reply including the hashtag #NotYourStandardDad. Beginning on Monday, June 15th to Monday, June 22nd. Entries are limited to one per day.
The random winner will be announced on or around June 25th. U.S. and Canada residents only. Read the official rules below.
Everyone deserves the dignity of a working toilet.
Did you know that the advent of the toilet has saved more lives than any other invention in history? That’s right – more than seat belts, vaccinations or any medical device, modern sanitation has bolstered better living conditions, better health and even better economies! This year, we’re making an ode to the commode by awarding a deserving organization or individual with up to ten (10) Thank You Toilets for their home, school or other facility and $200 USD towards the cost of installation per donated toilet. The winner will be announced on the newly United Nations recognized holiday World Toilet Day, November 19th!
How does Thank You Toilet Work?
From now until October 30th, 2013, nominate one deserving group or individual to receive a toilet or toilets of their choice from American Standard by sending us their story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the following (in 500 words or less):
- Why you believe this group or individual is deserving of the toilet(s) – have they made profound impact on a personal or community level?
- How they will benefit from the Thank You Toilet(s)
- (Optional) Any pictures of depicting the current state of the facility, at least 200×200 pixels
- Contact information (Name, Phone Number and Address) for both nominee and entrant
A panel of judges from American Standard will evaluate each submission using the criteria listed above. The winning organization, group or individual will be announced on World Toilet Day, November 19th! No purchase is necessary. This contest is open to legal residents of the (50) United States ,the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years of age or older. Official rules after the jump.
UPDATE November 19th, 2013: Congratulations to Williamsburg Elementary School in Williamsburg, Ohio for being selected as this year’s Thank You Toilet winner! The elementary school, which currently uses fixtures that are original to the building, will benefit from new water-efficient models! Thank you to all of the nominators for submitting your nominations. Happy World Toilet Day!
If you’re a poet and didn’t know it, this contest’s for you!
As a personal fan of toilet humor and the arts, Professor Toilet was beyond thrilled to learn of National Bad Poetry Day (August 18th); an annually celebrated holiday that celebrates terrifically terrible verses and the not-so-gifted poets behind them. This year, we want to recognize all of you closet bards by presenting you with a challenge with a fabulous prize to the best (bad) poem. All you need to do to enter is submit one Haiku or poem about the prize of your choice (see below for options). Here’s an example Haiku with a dash of toilet humor:
Mother Nature Calls
American Standard Answers
Champion in my stall
Think you have what it takes to create some terrible verses and make Professor Toilet and his team laugh? Here’s How to Enter:
To enter to win either (1) Champion PRO Right Height Elongated Toilet in White OR (1) Quentin Widespread Faucet and (1) FloWise Traditional Showerhead in Polished Chrome, leave a comment on this post with your original poem (Haiku, Acrostic, etc.) about the prize of your choice. Limit 5 entries per person.
Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry on Monday August 19th, 2013 as the winner, so hurry and enter before August 18, 11:59PM ET. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be U.S. resident (50 states or D.C.), 21 or older, to participate. Good Luck!
Update: Congratulations to Jackie S. who submitted the following poem:
Champion Pro I love you so,
you flush like no toilet I know,
You flush a phone, a toy a ball,
you keep on flushing through it all.
When someone buys a pro like you,
They help the needy people too.
You stand so tall,
and very proud,
you are a toilet to keep around.
Professor Toilet and his team loved reading through your hilarious and creative entries. Thank you to all who entered and stay tuned for more toilet news and tips on the Professor Toilet blog!
He spends his free time volunteering at the soup kitchen, soothes scraped knees and coaches the local soccer league…
Here’s to the Champion dads that stand up for what they believe in; whether champions at home, in the community or at work, we want to hear what YOUR Champion dad does. Nominate your dad by telling us his story for a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!
Water-Conserving Reliability with the Champion PRO Toilet
With water-efficient flush rates of 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF) and 1.6 GPF, the Champion PRO Toilet offers not only superior flushing power for dad, but will also save water with every flush. All 1.28 GPF Champion toilets are WaterSense® certified so his “throne” is beautiful, powerful and earth-friendly.
Give dad another reason to be a superhero; for every Champion toilet you buy, American Standard will donate one Sanitary Toilet Pan for distribution in a developing country, helping saving thousands of lives through better sanitation. Learn more at FlushForGood.com
How to Enter
To enter to win a $100 American Express gift card, leave a comment answering the question “Why is your dad a Champion?”
Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry on Monday June 24th, 2013 as the winner, so hurry and enter before June 21st, 5PM ET. No purchase is necessary to enter. This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec) residents. Good Luck!
Be a Champion today and help save lives by visiting FlushForGood.com
Update: Congratulations to Athena F. and her Champion Dad!
Remember that bag of potpourri you got for your Mom that one Mother’s Day? Or what about that colossal “my-size” teddy bear? This year, get your Mom something she’ll actually use…
This Mother’s Day, Professor Toilet and his team are celebrating all the wonderful Moms with a giveaway starting now and leading up to No Dirty Dishes Day on May 18th! All you have to do is tell us, in the comments section below, what your Mom’s time is better spent doing instead of washing dishes (i.e. golfing, painting, scuba diving?).
On May 20th, we will choose our favorite comment to win a Quince 1-Handle Pull-Down Spray Kitchen Faucet. This casually styled kitchen faucet makes clean-up a breeze with its two spray functions, memory position handle to set water at your preferred temperature and a high arc swivel spout. Now all that’s missing is a volunteer to make “No Dirty Dishes” a reality…
How to Enter
1. To enter to win the Quince 1-Handle Kitchen Faucet, leave a comment answering the question “What is your Mom’s time better spent doing instead of washing dishes?”
2. Also, tell us how your mom would use this kitchen faucet (perhaps to whip up a favorite recipe?).
Professor Toilet and his team will choose their favorite entry on Monday May 20th, 2013 as the winner, so hurry and enter before May 18, 5PM ET. No purchase necessary to enter. This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec) residents. Good Luck!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Larry S. whose wife and family will be enjoying a brand new Quince 1-Handle Kitchen Faucet in their kitchen! “We have been married 45 yrs and wishing we could have another 45. “My wife is busy all the time. We are both 62 yrs. old and have 2 adopted children ages 6 and 14. That takes up a lot of her time and mine also but she is the primary caregiver…. she is amazing and I wouldn’t trade her for the world. We have been married 45 yrs and wishing we could have another 45,” says Larry. Congratulations and enjoy your new faucet!
This year’s Orgill Spring Market 2013 Dealer Show will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida on February 21st through the 23rd at the beautiful Orange County Convention Center. Along with showcasing some of American Standard’s (Booth #4222) latest innovations, Professor Toilet and the American Standard team will be giving lucky attendees a chance to win 1 of 2 iPads!
I’m Attending Orgill – How Can I Enter to Win?
Speed Connect to the internet and awesome apps with your new iPad – all you need to enter to win is attend a Speed Connect Drain demonstration at American Standard Booth #4222 on Thursday or Friday, February 21st and 22nd. Once you have completed the demonstration, simply drop off your business card or contact information with a representative and you’ll be automatically entered! Drawings will be held on February 21st & 22nd, so what are you waiting for? Good luck!
Do you know how much water you consume on a daily basis? Every drop of water you use can have a deep impact on the water supply of your community and region! This week, Professor Toilet will be quizzing our fans on the impact of water (and the lack thereof) locally, regionally and statewide. Do you have what it takes to earn a Ph. D. in water savings? Join the conversation on the American Standard Facebook page. See the cheatsheet infographic below to quickly find out how you and your family can make a significant difference in water usage through WaterSense Certified faucets and toilets!