Choosing Electric Showers

Our modern bathrooms are places to wash, relax and prepare our bodies for the day ahead. In these rooms, there is a toilet, a washbasin and – the focus of this article – a shower. Of the various different types of showers available on the market, which includes the mixer and the power shower, electric showers have emerged as the most popular choice within the United Kingdom. Economically viable and considered more environmentally friendly than some, electric showers have many advantages over other varieties.

By heating only the amount of water that is required by the user, electric showers make economic and environmental sense. Cold water from the mains system passes through the shower unit where it is heated very quickly by the electric element. If, for some reason, the boiler breaks, the shower is independent of the household water supply and is thus still in operation. This probably will come as good news for those people who are used to relying on a water tank; there is nothing more frustrating than finding there is not enough hot water left in the tank and having to wait for it to refill. If you have a large family or guests staying, it is comforting to know that you are not going to run out of hot water for showers. Rather than heating a large tank of water, which is financially and environmentally wasteful, electric showers use only what is needed and are thus highly efficient choices for the majority of households.

Irrespective of the heating system of a household, electric showers are easy to install and to use. Power ratings vary from 7.5kW to 10.5kW. The higher the power rating, the faster the shower is able to heat the water and so the greater the flow of water from the shower. However, the higher power rated models also use a greater volume of water and electricity, making them more expensive to run. 8.5kW models are the most popular as they provide a good balance between environmental and economic considerations, and the enjoyment of a quality shower.

When buying electric showers it is important to research various choices, considering your specific needs and requirements. Users can buy showers online or visit one of many retailers that line our high streets. Regardless of how or where you chose to purchase your shower, it is important that you ensure you are buying from a specialist who is reliable, informed and will be able to help you find the best shower for you. An expert will ask you about your home, your household and your lifestyle when helping you decide on the best shower option.

Electric showers are regarded as a particularly good choice for families. Many devices are fitted with safety features to regulate and control the water temperature, helping to minimise the risk of accidental scalding. These showers are safe for the whole family and, coupled with the fact that they are easy to use and are energy efficient, it is no surprise that they are so popular.