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So you want a new electric shower installation ? There are better options (usually)

So you have NO shower at all... and considering a new electric shower ??

if you have a combi boiler then what you really need is a BAR shower or a thermostatic Bath Tap Shower.

We can supply and fit for you a far superior Bar or Bath tap shower or Power Shower offering 3 times more hot water pressure than ANY electric shower.

Combi boilers have 6 copper pipes exiting the boiler which is easily identifiable - There could be 2 pipes popping out the top and 4 exiting the bottom or ANY combination.


If in any doubt just send us some photos on WhatsApp showing the pipes like the photo here 07914008149 - No mad panic we are here to help.

Let's be clear this set up will pump out at least 8 litres of hot water per minute 40 Degrees centigrade - Electric showers will only manage 2 litres per minute at the same temperature.

If you have a hot water cylinder then what you really need is a Power shower Or A quality shower pump  !

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So you have a primary boiler with a hot water cylinder similar to the image - This is stored hot water vented cylinder, you will probably have a large plastic tank above the cylinder or in the attic. You may not have a boiler connected to this cylinder - Some are electrically heated by an immersion inside the cylinder.

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We can get 8 litres per minute from this cylinder with one of our Power Showers Or Shower Pumps.

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Electric Showers - We deserve better than that !


There is quite simply a vast difference in terms of water volume and flow when comparing the output of an electric shower against the flow achieved by means of a stored hot water vessel. The highest flow from the most advanced electric shower you can expect will be a measly 4 litres per minute - using up tons of electricity whilst in the process.

Implementing stored hot water cylinders whether be a vented or un-vented system will greatly improve that flow rate.

An un-vented cylinder with stored hot water will push out the hot water more or less the same rate the cold water mains enters and replaces the hot being used - so probably around 1 bar pressure. The only small drawback the flow rate from this cylinder will be determined by the bar pressure available from the mains stop cock, low mains pressure will give low  flow-rate at the shower head.

Ever wondered why the old way of doing things usually turns out to be the best way ?


Vented hot water cylinders  and cold water storage tanks are available in all sizes and shapes, accommodating simple hot water at the taps to fill a sink or a bath - Then there is the opportunity for a truly awesome satisfying shower with lashings of hot water at the temperature and pressure you want. Hot water cylinders can be incorporated into your gas boiler system or stand alone with an electrical immersion heater. So a vented hot water cylinder matched with an appropriate sized cold water tank with an appropriate 3 bar pump should give you around the magical 15 litres per minute - That is a considerable difference from a maximum flow of 4 litres from an optimistic electric shower.
Drawbacks - Well you have a limited time under that waterfall using 15 litres a minute from a stored hot water vessel - 8 - 10 minutes will use up around 120 litres from a standard 120 litre size vented hot water cylinder - Solution to dial down the flow rate from the pump or  increase that cylinder size. Up to 400 litres of stored hot water can be achieved albeit for a large household.

Get in touch for a survey - We undertake adaptations to your current system or a bespoke design and installation.

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