All you need to know buying showers

If you’re ready to upgrade the quality of your showering experience, one step that you can take is to buy a new shower. Read on to find out more about buying the best electric shower for your needs.

What kind of water system do you have?

The kind of water system that you can fit will depend on what kind of water system you have on your property. If you buy an electric shower, this will work with any water system, but you will need an instant supply of hot water if you purchase a mixer shower.

If you have a combi boiler, you have a high-pressure vented water system. If you have a hot water tank but you don’t have a cold water tank, you own a high-pressure unvented water system. Perhaps you have a hot water tank but you don’t have a cold water tank? This means you have a high-pressure unvented water system. If you have a cold water tank and a separate hot water tank, the kind of system you have is a low pressure gravity system. These systems are normally better for power showers and electric showers, but you may be able to buy a mixer shower if you have sufficient water pressure. You will need an electric shower if you don’t have access to hot water.

About electric showers

Electric showers utilise the cold mains water supply, which means they can be installed in any home. They might be ideal for you if you don’t have a hot water supply, or if you don’t have a sufficient amount of access to hot water from your boiler. Electric showers tend to be great for people on a budget as they only heat the water you need for your shower. Even if your boiler breaks down, you can still use an electric shower.

About mixer showers

Mixer showers blend hot and cold water to your preferred temperature. There are many different types of mixer shower on the market. These include single lever showers, rotary or sequential showers, concentric showers and bar mixer showers. A mixer shower may be right for you if you do have a hot water supply. Some mixer showers have been specifically designed with high or low water pressure systems in mind. Many people opt for mixer showers because they tend to have a more contemporary design and come with more advanced functionality.

Power showers and digital showers

Power showers are similar to mixer showers in that they blend water from your hot and cold supplies. However, they also have a pump which enhances the flow of water through your shower head, which means they’re popular with owners of low-pressure systems. Over recent years, many digital showers have been appearing on the market. These showers offer exciting features like precise temperature settings, LED screens and wireless control units which you can install away from them.

Contact us At Ability, we can help if you want to install a shower in the south east. You can reach us today by completing the form on our site, by giving us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending an email to

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