Selecting the right shower is crucial to your bathroom design. But with so many different options available, how do you know which shower best suits you? Well, in this week’s blog, we explore the different types of showers, as well as what you need to know to make the right decision. 

1) Electric 

The first type of shower is electric. The benefits of electric showers is that they are quick and simple to install. Electric showers work by drawing on the cold water supply and heating the water. This means you can use them at any time of the day. Electric showers are also very economic and up to 99.7% energy efficient. This is great news for the environment and your bank balance.  

2) Thermostatic 

The next type of shower is a thermostatic shower. These showers provide adequate temperature control for most homes. If your shower needs to cater for children or elderly people, then this benefit may put a thermostatic shower above the rest. 

3) Mixer 

Now we move onto a mixer shower, which draws from both hot and cold water supplies to deliver generally higher flow rates. Mixer showers are great for homes with readily available hot water. The showerhead for mixers can come in the form of fixed, adjustable, or as a handset on a riser rail.  

4) Digital  

Digital showers are growing in popularity due to their state-of-the-art features. They are controlled by a panel, which communicates with the power unit from a 10-metre radius. This panel controls the flow and temperature of the water.  

5) Eco 

The final option is an eco shower. As the name suggests, these showers are the most environmentally-friendly. They limit the flower of water to an efficient, usable level – while still maintaining your selected temperature. You can purchase an eco shower in both electric and mixer variations, and they can provide up to 50 per cent reduction in water usage, compared to traditional mixer showers. So for a shower that looks after the planet and your water bills, an eco shower is the ideal choice. 

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