January 31, 2023 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant
If you’re looking to upgrade your existing shower or install a new one, you may be considering an electric shower. But with so many models available, how do you choose the right one for you and your family?
This guide will help you consider the different things you need to keep in mind when selecting a decent electric shower, especially when you have a family to think of as well. Let’s get into it!
1) Research Popular Electric Shower Brands and Reviews
A good place to start when selecting an electric shower is by looking at the brands available. Brands like Triton, Aqualisa, and Mira are popular choices with a range of quality options and models. Compare different brands’ websites to get a better understanding of the features offered, any warranties available as well as customer reviews that could help you make your decision.
Generally, electric showers are one of the most popular types of shower, largely because they are both very inexpensive but also very dependable. That said, sometimes things do go wrong. Once you have identified a potential electric shower that you like, have a look through the customer reviews to see if any recurring faults come up, what other parents say about it, etc.
2) Temperature Controls & Safety Features
One of the most important things to consider when buying an electric shower for your family is the temperature and safety features. In terms of safety, as well as to ensure a pleasant experience, look for models that offer precise temperature controls. Many electric showers come with adjustable variable pressure controls as well – so you can easily adjust the water flow to your preference.
Both features can help make sure that you get the best possible showering experience. The best electric showers have several safety features to stop things like scalding from when you touch the shower’s hot points or temperature safety locks, to stop your little ones accidentally turning the temperature too high, etc.
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3) Look for Accessibility Features
When selecting an electric shower, you should also consider how accessible it is to use. Look for a model that has sensitive controls so that the temperature of the water can be adjusted easily. Since you are buying for your family, you should choose a shower with a large, easy-to-reach control panel.
You could also look into supplementary products with additional accessibility features such as grab rails and seats so that your little ones can take a safer and more comfortable shower.
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4) Choose the Right KW Rating
One important factor that you should take into consideration when choosing an electric shower is the power needed to run it. If you choose a shower with too high a wattage for your house, it can be unnecessarily too powerful for your home. Check the KW ratings of your shower and use a KW calculator to determine which rating would be best suited to you.
As a rule of thumb, the higher the KW the more powerful and consistent your water flow will be. Therefore only opt for a higher KW if you have a pre-existing low water pressure issue in your home.
5) Consider Additional Features
Many newer electric showers these days come with extra features that make the showering experience even more enjoyable. For example, some models come equipped with control panels that are illuminated, so you can easily see the controls at night.
Other units might offer shower heads with multiple sprays, like a massage setting or a pulsating one, for a truly luxurious and powerful experience. These might also be more suitable for younger children as they are more sensitive on their skin than the rougher spray patterns available. Take the time to explore all of your options and find out which extras are worth it to you.
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About Author (Marjorie R. Rogers)
The inspiring mum of 6 who dedicates her time to supporting others. While battling with her own demons she continues to be the voice for others unable to speak out. Mental illness almost destroyed her, yet here she is fighting back and teaching you all the things she has learned along the way. Get Started To Read …