Why Choose An Electric Shower?

If you are currently looking into renovating your house, one area that shouldn’t be overlooked is the bathroom. Many TV shows that are based on property renovation can provide a great source of inspiration and provide tips, tricks and ideas that can be applied in your home. Unfortunately the one area of the home in these programs that tends to be glossed over is the bathroom. Quite often, you will find that you need to do your own research to get what you want out of your renovated bathroom.

For instance, you may know that you want your new bathroom to be warm and modern. You know that you would like it tiled instead of carpeted and it’s fairly simple to find the style of tiles you want. You know that you would like a bath, a sink and a shower. But how do you know which type of shower you would like? What’s important to you from your shower, is it the pressure of the water or the design and look of the unit? Which shower types provide the best pressure and which shower types ensure that you never have to deal with running out of hot water?

There are various considerations that you need to make before you select your shower, and this starts with the type of shower that you decide to purchase. Each type has their own positive and negative aspects and it is only your own preferences and lifestyle that can assist you in your decision. There are electric showers, combi showers, power showers and mixer showers and if you aren’t a plumber or a bathroom sales representative, you probably won’t know the difference.

Electric showers are a great choice if you would like guaranteed hot water, at any time of day. If your gas bills are a concern and you can never predict when the shower might be used next, electric showers are recommended. Because there is no worry that you’ll ever run out of hot water, you’ll have no problems with timing the hot water to perfection to ensure there’s enough.

Electric showers utilise a heating element that is encased within the unit itself, much like a kettle. The water that goes into the shower is always cold water and the heating element within electric showers does all the hard work. Water passes over this heating element to make it warm before it comes out of the shower head. The slower it passes over the element, the hotter the water gets. It’s as simple as that. The only cost to your utility bills comes when the shower is in use, so none of your energy is wasted in un-used hot water.

In today’s green thinking society, showers are seen as an eco-friendly alternative to taking a bath. Far less water is used which means it is more beneficial to the environment. With the use of electric showers you can be even more pro-active by only heating the water that you use. This reduces the amount of time and energy that goes into heating the rest of the hot water for the household and therefore saves you money.