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Electric Showers

If you want to replace your bathroom shower for something more convenient, you may want to consider electric showers. Designed to work with all bathroom sizes, electric showers are becoming the shower of choice for many homeowners. They are mostly favored for their convenience, ease of use, and versatility, especially compared to standard pumped showers. Read on to find out more about electric showers, some buying considerations, and why they may be a good choice for your bathroom.

Fast heating times

Traditional showers are tank-fed – they store water in a tank and take a while to heat up before they can be used. Electric showers, on the other hand, draw water from the mains water supply and heat the water as it passes through the tube. This is achieved by small heating systems integrated into the shower. This greatly reduces the waiting time involved in tank-fed systems. Some of the more efficient models even have immediate heating capacities.

Easy installation

Because they are essentially self-contained, electric showers are simpler and easier to install. In older shower systems, the storage tanks have to be installed first, positioning them carefully to ensure safe and efficient heating. Electric showers only require simple mounting and plumbing, making them suitable for all types of wall finishes, piping plans, and bathroom sizes. They are especially useful for en-suite bathrooms, which have limited room for complex installations and large fixtures.

Lower maintenance

Electric showers have only one or two key components – the shower head and tubes, and often a wall-mounted control panel. This makes maintenance much cheaper and easier, unlike tank-fed systems whose tanks have to be regularly filled, cleaned, and checked for leaks. Most electric showers require little more than cleaning and occasional checking of the heating system. Choose one with a stainless steel body for extra durability and moisture resistance, which will help prevent dirt from sticking to the shower.

Steady flow

Electric showers have a lower but more consistent water flow than tank-fed systems. The mains water supply provides a continuous stream of water at a fairly constant pressure, avoiding common problems like erratic or intermittent flow. However, most electric showers have regulating systems that may reduce water flow, so check the pressure of your mains supply and make sure it is strong enough to compensate for the regulation in your electric shower.

Safety features

Most electric showers are designed to withstand the moist environment of shower enclosures and steam rooms. They also have temperature regulators that prevent common heating problems, such as overheating. It helps to know some of the useful safety features to look for. These include a temperature dial or numeric display, maximum temperature settings, and an overheat indicator light. Also check the shower's voltage requirements and make sure your home has the appropriate outlet.

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