Electric showers are basically an instantaneous water heater. Electric showers are supplied with electricity via the main fuse board and require their own separate electrical cable.The size of an electric shower is defined in Kws, normally 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 kw. The electric showers water demand is supplied directly from the rising mains cold water supply and requires a minimum water pressure for the shower to be able to work properly.
Electric showers can be fitted in most houses and are probably the most common type of shower in use today. Electric showers have certain advantages over other types of shower as they do not use or rely on the stored hot water in your home. Electric showers are also economical as they only heat the water they need, when the shower is getting used.
Electric showers are also a good choice for a big family as they can be used constantly, unlike other types of shower eg electric power showers. Electric showers come in a multitude of styles and colours and there is a large choice of electric showers to choose from.
Electric showers come in different sizes (kws) and this is quite important when choosing a shower. If you are buying an electric shower as a replacement for an old electric shower then purchase an electric shower the same size as the one you already have installed. If you buy a bigger electric shower then there is a chance that the cable will have to be replaced as it will not be adequate for the larger size electric shower. An electrician will be able to advise you on what size electric shower you can buy. Repalcing the electric cable can be expensive and in some cases messy.
Electric showers can be lethal if they are not installed properly, and there have been number of incidents involving electric showers over the years. It is advisable to employa qualified electrician to install your shower.
There are many makes and models of electric showers available, but the main two manufactures are Triton showers and Mira showers. Triton showers have been producing electric showers for a long time, and produce a good range of electric showers. Triton showers have an excellent record for quality and reliability. Triton showers sell all there electric showers with a two year Triton showers warranty. Mira showers also produce a good range of electric showers and there quality and reliability are also good, both Triton and Mira are a good choice of electric showers and are well worth considering if you are going to buy a shower.