The Variety of Shower Types That You Could Hire a Plumber to Install

16 April 2015
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Are you interested in getting a shower installed but you are not sure which type will best suit your home? Then perhaps you should take the time to learn more about the various types of showers out there. By doing so you can make an informed decision that you are unlikely to regret down the line. With that thought in mind here are the most common types of showers that you can hire a plumber to install.

Digital Showers

One of the more recent developments in the shower industry are digital showers. The water temperature is achieved thermostatically by mixing hot and cold water together within a processor box. You would input the temperature that you want digitally, and when that is combined with sensitive and accurate sensors the results are great. That's because the exact water temperature that you want can be achieve every single time. You can even have it set to a particular optimal setting that is automatically activated when you get into the shower.

The main disadvantage of digital showers is that they cost more than other options on the market. But they do add an unmatched level of sophistication that could be worth this extra cost.

Power Showers

This type of shower unit also mixes hot and cold water in order to achieve the final temperature. However, here you would use a dial system rather than a digital input which means the ability to efficiently get the same temperature is lower.

The great thing about power showers is that they are high pressure showers. This is true even if your home suffers from low pressure plumbing. Their main downside is the volume of water that they can consume. Due to the high pressure even a short shower session could consume a considerable amount of water—this in turn will increase your water bill.

Electric Showers

An electric shower works by receiving a cold water supply and then heating up the water to the desired temperature setting. The main advantage of this is that no water tank is required to hold hot water. Therefore, energy efficiency is increased because typically heat escapes from a tank over time, and most of the time you'll use less water than is heated up by the tank.

Their downside is a weak water flow, and this can be frustrating for some. But this downside does have the advantage of keeping water consumption down to a minimum which in turn will reduce your water bill cost.