Shower valves control the mix of hot and cold water into the rest of your shower.
They have been around for quite a while and are a good investment for the bill payer, as they ensure that you only heat water that you use. You can purchase electric showers from as low as £50 and easily recoup this outlay in less than twelve months.
Electric showers would have been deemed a daunting prospect back in the early nineteenth century. Many would have frowned at the thought of combining water with electricity. Add to this the fact that you then have to stand exposed and vulnerable beneath the ‘live’ appliance and the whole thing would have sounded like a recipe for suicide!
Thankfully technology has moved on a long way since the days of a hot tin bath by a blazing log fire. Not only do we have the luxury of instant hot water at the flick of a switch; we can take our choice of electric showers and power showers.
However, what is the difference? Electric showers do not have the same force as modern power showers. These are two entirely different units which perform in different ways. With regards to similarities, both have specific water pressure requirements which need to coincide with the current plumbing before installation can take place.