The Differences Between Gravity and Pressure Assist Toilets
Jul 08, 2017 |
By Brham Trim (Medicine Hat) |
If you need to replace your toilet, you may be surprised to discover that there are actually a lot of choices to make. One of these is the decision between getting a gravity toilet or a pressure-assist model.
Chances are that you are familiar with gravity toilets already. Common in many homes, they utilize a tank or cistern that releases its water into the bowl when flushed, pushing waste down into the pipes.
Pressure-assist toilets, by comparison, push highly-compressed water and air out of a specialized tank into the bowl to flush away waste. This system helps avoid clogging and can use less water than gravity toilets, but produces a very loud sound. The special tanks also must be replaced every 10 years, and are notably more expensive than gravity-types.
As person preference will inevitably be the deciding factor for most, we recommend customers compare maintenance costs, noise levels, and water usage between both gravity and pressure-assist toilets before making a decision.