Your guide to buying showers
You probably use your shower every day, so it’s important to choose the one that’s right for you and your bathroom.
We recommend you start by identifying what type of water system you have in your home, so you can choose a suitable shower. Please see the chart below:
* Low pressure gravity system: you'll know you have this system if there's a cold water tank in your loft and a hot water cylinder in your airing cupboard.
+ High pressure - mains pressure combination boiler: you'll know you have this system if you have a boiler the size of a small kitchen cupboard somewhere in your house - you won't have hot and cold water taps.
^ High pressure - mains pressure unvented: You'll know you have this system if you have a boiler the size of a small kitchen cupboard somewhere in your house.
× Cold mains supply: You'll know you have this system if you don't have stored hot water at all or, don't want to use up all the hot water when you have a shower.
What’s the difference between the shower systems?
The main types of shower systems are: mixer showers, digital showers, electric showers & power showers. Here’s an overview of how each type of shower system works, the differences between the systems and which type might best suit your home:
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