Best Electric Shower Guide

electric showerElectric shower is a classic shower with a water heating system. But it’s not just a common water boiler which heats big amount of water. Electric shower heats the water on the go to the shower head, which means it heats only the water that is needed, and it does it whenever needed.

Best electric showers for 2014:

Triton Seville 10.5kW

Best electric shower

One of the best electric showers available and for an extremely pleasant price! Amazing power of 10,5 kW guarantees that it’s capable of heating fast flow of water. Whole kit weighs only 2.8 kg. For maximum flexibility, this shower offers 5 water and electric cable entry points. You will be able to mount the heater in every position in your bathroom. This product also features 3 power settings:

  • high power setting
  • economy setting
  • cold setting

Economy setting is suitable for summer use, when the input water is not as cold. Shower head has 5 different positions for 5 spray effects.

 

Box Contains

  • El. shower
  • Chrome hose
  • Shower head
  • Riser rail kit including brackets
  • Soap dish
  • Installation instructions
  • Warranty registration card

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Triton Kito 10.5kW

Triton KitoVery nice looking and very powerful shower with stunning all chrome finish. It features a limescale resistant shutdown which prolongs life of the shower. There are 3 power settings from which you can choose:

  • High setting
  • Economy setting
  • Cold setting

Shower head features 5 different spray effects for the best showering experience.

Box Contains

  • El. shower
  • Chrome Hose
  • Shower head
  • Riser rail kit including brackets
  • Soap dish
  • Installation instructions
  • Warranty registration card

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Triton T80z Fast Fit 9.5kW

Triton T80zHigh quality Triton electric shower with power of 9.5kW featuring flexible electric and water connections to be easily fit in any place.

This shower is designed to cover all footprints by previous electric shower, so no untiled areas will be visible and no additional work needed.
Shower head features 5 different spray type options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When looking for the best electric shower, we expect it to be reliable, safe and energy-saving. It has to heat the water up on its way to the shower head from your water supply. Perfect thing about this is that it only heats up the water you actually need! This means it’s pretty efficient. Heating water on the go means the heater has to work with big electrical currents and has to be really powerful (More than 7,5 kW usually).

Energy-saving doesn’t mean it should be under-powered. It means it has to be efficient. If the heating system hasn’t got enough power, it won’t be able to heat it up the fast flowing water. And who would like to shower under a very slow stream of water? High power is important for electric showers to work properly and being able to heat water to pleasant temperature at a comfortable flow rate. Showers with their own flow heater are independent from all your heating systems, so even if they fail, you can still have a warm shower!

Low pressure in water pipes problem

Very common problem of many households. Some electric showers refuse to work under very low pressures and even if they work, showering with such a low pressure is very uncomfortable. What can be done to avoid such problems?

Dealing with pressure in your water pipes is not an easy task and might be very costly, many times unsolvable. But what you can change, is a way you treat that low pressure water! Buy a shower with a pump, which increases the water flow through the heater. No matter how low your pressure is, showering will be much more pleasant with the use of pump which increases it. Here are the best pumped electric showers.

 What does kW mean?

kW – kilowatt is a unit of energy. 1 kilowatt = 1000 watts.

When we see an el. shower with 9.5 kW – it means it is able to produce 9500 watts of energy and that energy is transformed into heat which heats water. More kW means more power. 10,5 kW shower will be able to heat bigger amount of water per unit of time than a 7,5 kW shower.

It’s the same like with many other appliances. Do you have an electric kettle? A 1000 W (or 1 kW) kettle will boil the water slower than a 2000 W (2 kW) kettle.

So what are kWh than? kWh (Kilowatt hours) is a unit of energy consumption.  It means how much kilowatts of energy does some appliance eat over a period of one hour. So an 10.5 kW el. shower will eat 10.5 kW per hour – therefore its consumption is 10.5 kWh.

Buying an electric shower with a lower power is not recommended. Heating water is a very energy consuming process. If you want to have a comfortable shower, buy a higher kW one. This doesn’t mean that it has to run at full power all the time. It can also behave as 7 kW shower, depending on your temperature setting. Better be safe than sorry.

Installation

An electric shower has to be connected to a cold water supply and electricity.
The cold water supply is usually a 15 mm pipe.
Electric supply needs to by able to deliver up to 10.5 kW of power so it needs separate fused electric circuit, this will usually need an electrician to set it up.

When upgrading your shower from an older, lower kW model, there’s a possibility that all the electrical wiring will have to be changed for a thicker wiring capable of withstanding higher electrical currents. Let professionals do the job. Electrical wiring has to be made absolutely flawlessly to avoid short-circuit and then possible fire.