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What to consider when buying a shower?

A shower is something most of us use everyday, and for that reason, you want to ensure that you're making the right choice. When choosing a new shower you may want to consider the following things:


Dimensions

It is important that you make sure you measure the space that is available for your shower unit – showers come in all shapes and sizes and this will often differ depending on the type of shower you decide to purchase.

If replacing an existing shower, you will want to ensue that your new shower fits your existing shower inlet positions. Some electric showers such as the Mira Sport are branded as 'retrofit', meaning they should fit over any existing electric shower for a quick and simple installation. This may be something worth taking into consideration when replacing your current electric shower.


Water pressure

The type of shower you eventually decide to invest in can often be determined based on the type of water pressure you have within your property.

Properties that have a high water pressure (for example, homes with a combi boiler) can work well with mixer showers.

Low pressure hot water systems (such as gravity fed regular boilers that have tanks located in the loft) can provide a powerful stream of hot water if there is sufficient distance between the tank and the shower unit (around 1 metre as a rough guide).

If you have a set-up like this that is less than 1 metre, then you may need to increase the distance between the shower & the tank by raising/lowering one of the units or alternatively opt to use water pump (or choose a shower with a pump that is built into the design of the shower unit itself).

If in doubt, talk to an experienced heating engineer or plumber for more advice about the type of shower you need to work with the water pressure in your home.


Power (kW)

If you are investing in an electric shower you will need to consider how powerful your shower appliance needs to be.

The higher the showers’ power (kW) rating, the more capable the shower is at maintaining a reliable, strong stream of hot water at a high temperature. However, they will consume more electricity at a higher power rating and therefore cost more to operate.


Style

The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in any home and as such you will want to ensure your shower fits neatly into the style of your bathroom.

Showers come in a multitude of different styles and finishes, so you won't struggle one to meet your tastes!