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Shower Types and Fit

The shower that you choose should always be one that will use your homes plumbing system to its maximum. So make sure that you consider this before you choose. This means that if your system is gravity fed, or you have a hot water cylinder and a cold-water storage cistern up in your loft you have some choices. Those being, a mixer shower with (or without) a pump, a power shower or even an electric shower. Chelsea Plumbers can fit all types of showers. Or if you have fitted combination boiler or your cold water comes directly from the mains you can only install a mixer shower or an electric shower, no pump can be fitted to a combination boiler or a mains supply.TYPES:Power Shower.Works just the same as a thermostatic mixer, but, it has a built-in electric pump to boost the rate of flow. An excellent choice if you have a lower water pressure in your home, however, the pump is only compatible with a gravity fed system. A Chelsea Plumber is qualified to fit shower units.Electric shower.This operates on the same principle as a kettle, it needs only a cold water supply. This is warmed by electrical heating elements situated in the unit. The bigger the kilowatt rating, the more powerful the shower, though the force of its spray can weaken in really cold weather when the incoming colder mains water will take longer to heat up.Thermostatic Mixer.You set the temperature with a manual control and the thermostat keeps the temperature within 2C of the setting, even if someone draws water from somewhere else in the home. It can be installed over a bath or in its own separate cubicle. If you have a gravity fed water system you can connect a booster pump. Basic Mixer.Cheap and easy to fit without new plumbing or electrical connections. The supply of hot and cold water is achieved by turning both bath taps. It can be hard to achieve the temperature you want, and the temperature will be affected if someone draws water elsewhere in the house.

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