Electric Shower

Electric showers only take water from the mains cold water supply. They heat the water when you turn the shower on, by passing it over a heating element inside the shower - in a similar way to how a kettle works. When you shower, you don't use up stored hot water - so electric showers are ideal for families and households where there is a l...

Electric showers only take water from the mains cold water supply. They heat the water when you turn the shower on, by passing it over a heating element inside the shower - in a similar way to how a kettle works. When you shower, you don't use up stored hot water - so electric showers are ideal for families and households where there is a limited supply of hot water. Electric showers are always ready to use, any time of the day or night. Electric showers are connected via the rising cold main into the property, please refer to the schematic drawing under the showerselector process on this site to help understand the principle of how an electric shower works. The performance of an electric shower is dependent upon various criteria, the kW rating of the shower used (ie the power of the unit) the flow of water/pressure coming into the unit, and the incoming cold water temperature. Electric shower kW power ratings vary from 7.5kW up to 10.8kW, generally speaking the higher the kW rating the greater the pressure and flow of the shower. The most common kW rating used in the UK, is 8.5 to 9.0 Kw, as a rule of thumb the following would apply: 7.5kW – Adequate shower in summer months but poor performance in winter when the ambient temperature of the cold water is very cold, and therefore more kW of power is needed to heat up the incoming water as it passes over the elements in the hot water tank of the shower. 8.5 -9.0kW – Good shower in summer, and adequate shower in winter, making this the most common electric shower power rating used in the UK. 10.0 – 10.8kW – Excellent shower in the summer and good shower in the winter months, due largely to their high power rating, 10kW plus power ratings provide the best in electric showering, check out the Mira Sport 10.8 max for the ultimate in electric showering in the UK. The two leading electric shower brands in the UK are Mira Shower and Triton Showers, both of which, amongst others, are listed on the showerselector website at very competitive prices.

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