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Consider these tips when buying a Shower

Most people now prefer the quickness of showers compared to baths on a day to day basis. The fact that it is more relaxing to take a quick shower, people also feel much comfortable while taking a shower. On top of that, it may be the alone time you get all the day.

Shower is so versatile and easy to use that they are becoming an essential part of every home. This is one of the best things about having a shower.

When looking for a new bathroom shower, you will  notice just how many different types of shower are available on the market. Choosing the right shower does depend on your own specific requirements as to which shower would provide you with the most benefits – do you want one that feeds from the boiler, or an electric shower? Is the strength of the water output important to you?


Your decision will depend on your existing setup, but it is important to consider all options, especially if you are having a bathroom revamp and would consider changing the existing set up of the shower system.

Here are some of the showers available on market to help you choose what's best for your alone time and shower time.

Electric Showers

Electric showers are a very popular option because they can heat up the water for your shower independently of your boiler. This means that you always have hot water waiting for you when you take your shower. It is an energy efficient option as you only heat the water you use.

Mixer Showers

A mixer shower blends hot and cold water together to reach your selected temperature. Mixer showers can be used with any hot water system, although in homes with low water pressure you may wish to add a shower pump for a better shower experience. It is always best to choose a mixer shower which is thermostatic. This means that there will be no more bursts of hot or cold water should someone else in the house use water while you are showering.

Concealed or Exposed Showers

There are many different ways of adding a shower to your bathroom. One of the simplest ways is to install a shower unit on the wall above your bath – this is known as an “exposed” shower and is a great option for ease of fitting. You simply then need to add a shower screen to your existing bath and you are ready to go, but there are other ways of installing a shower to your home too. Concealed showers are very popular with people who prefer a minimalist approach to designing their homes, and do not wish for exposed pipework to be seen once the shower is fitted and the bathroom complete.

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.


Now that you have an idea on which shower head you would likely want to use, let's see other factors to consider in buying one.

Water Pressure

When choosing a new shower, It is important to consider the water pressure of your home. Low pressure can make it more difficult for water to be pumped to your shower. Choose a shower with an additional pump 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

You also need to be aware of the kilowatt rating when buying an electric shower. 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 more powerful the flow of water from your shower, the higher the kilowatt rating 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. If you want a shower that uses less electricity and less water, lower kilowatt rating will be the most economical option.

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