Choosing The Right Shower For Your Home

A lot of homes have a shower unit as well as, or instead of a bath, as it is very convenient to be able to have a wash quickly, especially at busy times such as the morning when getting ready for work or school. One of the best things about having a shower is that they are so versatile and easy to use that they are becoming an essential part of every home. When looking for a new shower for your home, it can be very overwhelming, as there are many different types of showers and even more styles available. As such, it is important to know as much as you can about buying a shower before you jump in and choose one.

Which Type Of Shower Is Right For You?

With so many showers on the market you could be forgiven for being confused when it comes to buying one. If you have no experience of buying a shower, then it can be a very daunting task and mistakes can easily be made. One of the most important things you can do before buying showers is to familiarise yourself with the main types of shower available.

Electric Showers

Electric showers are a great option for everyone. Unlike more traditional showers, they heat the water without the use of your central boiler. This means that you can get hot water any time of the day or night and you will not run out when you need it most.

Mixer Showers

A mixer shower uses the water heated by your boiler or immersion heater and blends it with cold water to create the perfect temperature. They are suitable for any hot water system and are thermostatic, meaning the water temperature stays constant even if water is used elsewhere in the house. Mixer showers come in stylish, chrome and minimalist designs and therefore look attractive in any bathroom.

Power Shower

Power showers feature an integrated high pressure pump, which allows for a more intense spray of water, and are ideal for use with Gravity Fed or low pressure water systems. They are considered a more luxurious type of shower and are great for people with muscle tension, aches and pains or, for those who like a little luxury in life.

Water Pressure

One important consideration when choosing a new shower is the water pressure of your home. Low pressure can make it more difficult for water to be pumped to your shower. Choosing a shower with an additional pump is a good idea for anyone with a low pressure water system in their home, as it will boost the water flow and provide a greater showering experience.

Kilowatt Rating

If you are buying an electric shower, you will need to be aware of the kilowatt rating. All electric showers will have a kilowatt rating. These ratings vary from model to model and are very important in determining the effectiveness of your shower. The higher the kilowatt rating, the more powerful the flow of water from your shower will be. A higher kilowatt rating will provide a more powerful shower as it is capable of heating the water at a much faster rate than a lower kilowatt shower can. A lower kilowatt rating will be the most economical option, however, as it uses less electricity and less water.