The water for electric showers comes from a cold water supply and is heated by the elements inside the shower, much like how a kettle works. So whenever you turn it on, you’ll have hot water with no waiting around, 24/7. Not only do they not require a water tank, but they don’t require a pump either as the water pressure depends on the pressure of your mains supply. They’re very easy to install due to their multiple cable and water entry points, which mean it’s often not necessary to make new holes in the wall for installation, though we recommend having a qualified person do the work. They’re also 99.7% energy efficient as there is no hot water wastage.
TIP: The higher the wattage, the more powerful the water flow will be. Showers with a higher wattage are more efficient during the winter months, when water coming into the shower unit is cooler.
The Triton T80GSI 10.5kW Electric Shower is a great option for style, quality and performance. It features a start/stop button which allows you to set the temperature and power settings you prefer, so you don’t have to reset them each time. If you’re looking for a shower with a more slimline, discreet appearance, we recommend the Triton Thiago 9.5kW Electric Shower.
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Manual mixer showers
As the name suggests, manual mixer showers mix hot and cold water. You simply adjust it until it’s at the optimum temperature for you, just like a common mixer tap on basins. They’re cost-effective to run and more powerful than electric showers, though if someone turns on a hot tap elsewhere in the house, the temperature of your shower will drop until they turn it off.
TIP: High pressure water systems such as combi boilers are ideal for mixer showers. If you have a low pressure system with a mixer shower, add a pump to boost the flow rate.
Thermostatic mixer showers
Thermostatic mixer showers work just like manual mixers by combining hot and cold, with the main difference being that if someone turns a tap on elsewhere in the house, you won’t feel the same sudden drop in temperature. It’ll stay within two degrees of the temperature you adjusted it to.
TIP: If your water system is gravity-fed, it will benefit from a booster pump to give it an extra bit of power.
The Mira Coda Pro EV Thermostatic Bar Mixer Shower makes a great choice if you’re after this type of shower. As well as being excellent quality, it even features an ‘Eco’ stop for water-saving, with an override function for a more powerful shower.
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Power showers mix hot and cold water like mixer showers, but have a pump that boosts the water flow to a rate that’s more powerful than that of many mixer and electric showers. If you’re looking for the best shower head to increase water pressure, a power shower would be ideal.
The Triton Thermostatic Power Shower is one of our best power showers. It constantly regulates the water temperature, giving you precise control, and retains your preferred power and temperature settings so you don’t have to reset it every time.
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Digital showers work very much like mixer showers but are easier to control. They allow you to select a precise temperature and flow rate with no waiting around for it to warm up — great if you’re often rushing to get ready in the morning. You can also control them remotely from around 10m away, and some let you save your favourite shower settings too.
We recommend the Aqualisa Visage Digital Shower — it’s high quality and features an adjustable head with four spray patterns for ultimate control. It also comes with a 5-year guarantee for peace of mind.
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There are all sorts of different features you can benefit from once you’ve chosen your shower type. Make sure you’re clued up before you buy as some features could really help inform your purchase.