Choosing The Right Electric Shower

There’s nothing like an invigorating shower to set you up ready for the day ahead. If you are trying to decide on the best electric shower for your home, you need to understand what to consider before making a decision.

We’ve all experienced the shock of the water suddenly turning cold in the middle of a shower. Choosing an electric shower means that as the water is heated inside the shower unit, instead of using the boiler, allowing you to enjoy a long hot shower with no ‘cold water’ interruptions.

There are a number of things to consider to make sure your money is spent on the right type of electric shower.


It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the different products on the market and end up spending more than you can afford. So, set yourself a budget and make sure you stick to it.

Shower head

The shower head plays a big part in your showering experience as it can give you a number of different spray patterns and pressures. Ensure you choose one which is adjustable and easy to clean. A swivelling option is a good choice as it allows you to angle the spray of water.

Riser rail

A longer rail is a good choice as it allows you to raise and lower the shower head to accommodate different heights.

Power rating

All showers come with a power rating ranging from 7.5 to 10.5 kW. The higher the rating, the larger the amount of water used during the shower. A higher kW rating will significantly increase the price.

Water pressure

Low water pressure can significantly decrease the effectiveness of your shower, so before investing in an electric shower, make sure you check this. If pressure is low, then a pumped electric shower is highly recommended as it will offer a significant improvement.

LCD screen

Many electric showers have a very useful screen to indicate the temperature of the water. Bear in mind that this can increase the overall cost, so ensure this cost is within your budget.


Installation is straightforward as this type of shower doesn’t require a hot water feed. However, it’s always a good idea to hire a professional to install anything electrical.

Shaw’s Plumbing & Heating is a 24-hour emergency plumbing, heating, gas and drainage services company in the Aylesbury area. Contact us ( for advice and guidance on the best electric showers on the market.

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