How to Fit an Electric Shower
An electric shower is ideal for a family or household where there’s a limited supply of hot water, as it only takes water from the mains cold water supply, meaning no stored hot water is used. Providing hot water on demand, an electric shower is always ready to use any time of the day or night. In this guide we explain how to fit an electric shower and how one works.
Inside an electric shower there’s an element that heats the water as it passes through. The temperature is controlled by changing the rate at which the water passes over the element. Electric showers don’t have a thermostat, which means if the temperature of the incoming water varies, the temperature of your shower will too.
An electric shower can be fitted over the bath or in a shower enclosure. But when deciding where to fit it ensure there’s enough room to remove the cover in case it needs servicing in the future. The water supply pipe could enter from the top or bottom depending on the type of unit, so ensure you have the right amount of cable coming out of the wall to connect to the terminal block.