Types of Bathroom Showers

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Showers have been used for many longs years already and it is one the essential bathroom fixture in every single home. However, it may be tough to pick the right one or the most suitable for your house as there already a lot of possibilities to choose from. To be guided in your decision, here is quick introduction to each type.

I.    Bath/Shower Mixers
The hose and spray in this sort of shower are put together with a bath mixer tap, and also the temperature could be altered with the bath taps. It is easy to set up as a replacement for existing bath taps. The tap(s) and shower flex are all one unit and if the shower is utilized or the taps are used can be decided manually using a lever. The spray head may be screwed off and on the flex. This is a really cheap alternative and no extra plumbing is involved. However, the bath/shower mixers also suffer from problematic temperature control solutions.

II.    Manual Shower Mixers
The hose and spray are attached to a wall-hung unit that features a temperature handle. The temperature control operates by merging the hot and cold water supply. Whilst extremely popular and cost-effective, these showers should be at a ideal level that will help with water pressure. The cold and hot water supplies also need to be plumbed in appropriately for the manual shower mixer to function.

III.    Electric Showers
With electric showers, the water supply is taken from the mains cold water supply. Just like mixer showers, they have built in temperature and pressure handles that can be changed. These work effectively in areas just like an en-suite as they provide instant hot water independent to the boiler system. In the event the boiler was to stop working properly, you’d still have one shower in the house that will have hot water.

IV.    Thermostatic Mixers
The hose and spray of this shower type are a part of the wall unit and the hot and cold water supplies are linked to a single valve here too. It is complete with a built-in stabilizer to self-adjust the water temperature and also to stop it from getting too hot. The most significant advantages of a thermostatic mixer shower type involve handy temperature control. Yet, it is the most costly of the different mixer possibilities.

V.    Power Showers
This system is like a thermostatic mixer shower in that it combines cold and hot feeds, yet it does so by utilizing an integral pump – therefore, the dependence on a power source. It offers a wonderful shower experience with a great deal of water pumped out. However it can be quite a high-priced fitting, as plumbing & electrics will also be important.