Electric or power, what is the difference in the shower?

We have had a lot of enquiries recently regarding the difference between electric showers and power showers, so for anyone who is still a little unsure we would like to set the record straight.

Electric Showers;
Electric showers draw water straight from the mains cold feed and then heat it within the shower unit using an electric element. Electric showers are suitable for use in most properties as long as the incoming cold water pressure is OK.
Electric showers require their own separate electrical feed which should be matched to the power rating of the shower. If you are replacing an existing electric shower you should ensure you buy an electric shower with the same Kw rating as the existing shower. Your electrician will be able to advise you if you are unsure of this.

Power Showers;
Power showers are ideal for homes that suffer from low water pressure.  Power shower have a built in pump which ensure good water flow and eliminates the problem of the shower flow dropping when the water is being used in other areas of the home.
Power showers require a separate electric supply and both a hot and cold water feed, the shower mixes the two feeds to achieve the desired water temperature
Power showers cannot be fitted when a combination boiler is in place.

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