The Advantages Of Electric Showers

In a busy household, electric showers can be a much better option than showers that run from a large cold water storage tank. Electric showers ensure that a hot shower is always available to all members of your family, whenever they want one. There is no more waiting around each morning because your partner has used all the hot water, or having to shower at night to avoid such a scenario. The full benefits of electric showers are as follows:

Hot Water Any Time

Once upon a time, you would have to heat all of the water in your home centrally, usually via a boiler. This meant that all the water was heated in one place and then transported around the house via a series of pipes. This often led to a long wait for hot water and, if you had a large family, it was also common to run out of hot water before everyone had showered. Electric showers however, operate in an entirely different way. They heat the water inside their own control box, straight before a shower is taken. This means that issues surrounding lack of hot water are resolved.

Energy Efficient

As the water in an electric shower is heated only when it is needed, it offers a substantial benefit in lowering the consumption of energy. Many traditional boilers have to heat a whole tank of water, which will gradually cool wasting a large amount of energy. By installing an electric shower, only water you use is heated so some households could save on energy costs.

Low Pressure

If you live in a home which suffers from low water pressure, it can make showering problematic. Electric showers work directly off the main cold water supply, independent from your hot water system, so as long as this is adequate they can help to solve the problem of low pressure.

Installing an Electric Shower

When installing electric showers, if your new shower is a like for like replacement of your current shower, a plumber can install it for you. If you are installing a completely new shower, or are upgrading or downgrading the kilowatt rating, then a Part P registered electrician will need to assess the electrical cabling.

Buying Electric Showers

When buying a new shower, there are a few different considerations to make. One of the most important decisions will be the kilowatt rating of your new shower. There are three options available: 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW. The higher the kilowatt rating, the better the hot water flow rate will be.

Another thing to consider will be the cosmetic appearance and size of your new shower. Showers are available in a range of sizes, colours and finishes, so it really is a matter of personal taste as to which one you choose for your home.