Why Electric showers? The pros and cons
Electric showers are used for heating the water as you go which means it only needs a cold water supply to process, without you having to heat the water first. This can really be good for saving energy bills, since no unnecessary heating of water goes on, and if your boiler breaks down then it is a real bonus for you.
Electric showers, on the downside, tend to have a weaker flow than power showers and mixer showers. However, some come with an integral pump to overcome from this problem.
Electric showers generally have a power ranging between 8.5kW and 10.8kW which means if the value is high then the shower will be more powerful.
Using regular electric showers, the water might get very hot if supply of cold water is being used in other places in your home. Thermostatic electric showers controls the temperature of water to about 1-2°C of the temperature you want which makes it better than regular electric shower.
- Cons of electric showers: It has a weaker flow than other types of shower. Professional installation can be expensive.
- Pros of electric showers:It only needs a supply of cold water, cheaper to buy than other showers, no need pay to heat water that does not get used, can still work if the boiler breaks down.
- Cost of electric showers:Cost ranges from £50 for a basic 8.5 kW model to around £400 for 10.5 kW model.