How to choose the right shower for you?

Are you considering investing in a new shower? If so, this guide is for you. It’s important to consider functionality carefully as well as visual appeal when you want to install a new shower. Let’s take a look at the main types of showers available to you right now.

Mixer showers

Mixer showers are the most popular type of showers on the market. They are sold with a valve and a shower head. You can choose an exposed valve or a concealed mixer. This shower is more likely to be suitable for your home if you have good water pressure. However, you could consider installing a pump if you do not.

Electric showers

Electric showers are wall-mounted units which heat mains cold water on demand. This makes them ideal for those seeking something economical. An electric shower could be the best match for you if you have a busy household or need a shower for an extra bathroom. Other shower types can lose pressure when taps and toilet flushes are used at the same time. You can also buy electric showers with pumps to enhance water pressure.

Digital showers

Digital showers offer you a smarter shower and allow you to pre-set temperature and water flow. You can also choose between different kinds of spray. These showers have a diverter which mixes hot and cold water as well as a shower head. You can place the diverter box anywhere – even outside of the room itself. As these showers have wireless control, you can run the water to your preferred temperature prior to stepping inside the shower. The programmable settings enable each member of the household to opt for their own preferred heat and flow options.

Which kind of shower should I buy?

If you are thinking about buying a new shower, you’ll need to think about the water heating system you currently have. If you have an older system, you may need to install a pump to get the shower experience you require. If you desire a clean, simple style, you may wish to opt for a concealed shower. Only the shower heads and controls are visible with these systems. However, new pipework may need to be built into your wall. A plumber can let you know how much water pressure you have available so you can choose accordingly. Your budget may also determine which kind of shower you’re able to have installed.

How Ability can help

At Ability, we can come to your assistance if you need to have a shower installed in the South East. We have been installing showers in Kent and the surrounding areas for many years and can help you choose the ideal shower for your budget and specific preferences.

Contact us

Why wait any longer to get in touch if you do need help with shower installation in the South East? You can reach us today by giving us a call on 01892 514495 or by sending an email to

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