Does the need for electricity increase the cost of use?
Propelair uses minimal electricity. At existing electricity price levels, 1000 Propelair flushes costs the equivalent of £0.03 in electricity charges.
Are electric toilets safe?
Yes, British Standards already exist for electric toilets. Propelair has been rigorously tested by the British Standards Institute before they awarded it the prestigious Kitemark.
How long will the batteries last?
About seven years or you can install a mains version if you prefer.
What happens when you have a power cut?
The toilet can be flushed with a bucket of water, which is not possible with a vacuum flush.
How many times will the battery option flush without power?
150 flushes which is around one day’s usage for an office toilet.
Will drains block on just 1.5 litres?
No, there is no evidence that it would. Water usage per person is twice what it was in 1930.
What do I need to do if the toilet gets blocked?
Propelair does not block easily. However, if it were to block, conventional plungers and rods can be used, which is an advantage over some other low-flush WC systems. Should there be a power cut, Propelair can also be flushed with a bucket of water.
What drainage system can be used?
All standard types and flexi pipe.
Are drainage tests industry proven?
Tests are to EN997 completed by WRAS.
Is there an overflow?
Yes, this is internal and will drain into pan. There is also a fluid category 5 water cistern, which is the highest protection of the public water main. A further optional overflow is also at the bottom of the cistern which can be installed via hep valve if required.
As Propelair uses electricity does this mean installation is more technical?
Propelair has plug-and-play connectors which means installation is very straightforward for professional installers. For the majority of commercial installations electricity is already available.
Can anyone install the product?
Yes, but we shall be running a preferred installer scheme.
Do I need to maintain Propelair in any specific way?
Propelair has been designed to be maintenance free for life (the equivalent of 20 years normal usage). The smooth contours and unique hinge system actually make cleaning and care far simpler.
Is it powerful enough to clean the bowl?
Yes, the toilet outperforms any other WC on the market and has been extensively tested.
What happens if dirty marks are left on the pan?
They can be cleaned with a standard toilet brush.
How long is it guaranteed for?
Two years on all parts, subject to normal terms and conditions.
Is 1.5 litres enough water to flush a toilet?
Yes, it has been extensively tested and holds all the relevant certificates.
What certificates does the product hold?
WRAS, BSI kitemark, CE mark and it’s on the ECA Water Technology List making it eligible for enhanced capital allowances.
How long does it take to refill the cistern?
The toilet is ready to be flushed again in 30 seconds with standard water
British Standards state you must install a six litre toilet, is this correct?
No, it's the designer's responsibility to reduce the water usage within the
Is the toilet available in wall hung and closed coupled versions?
No, but these will be developed in the future.
Is the toilet designed for the domestic market?
Propelair is aimed at commercial use rather than residential as it incorporates a concealed cistern but it can be installed at home.
Can a sensor flush be used?
Yes, at additional cost.
Can a soft close lid be used?
Not yet, but there will be modifications in future.