Electric showers


Electric showers take water from your mains cold water supply and warm it by passing it safely over heating elements contained within the unit.  Electric showers have advantages and disadvantages:


  • No need to heat up tank of hot water as mains water is heated up instantaneously
  • Cost effective as you are only heating water when you have a shower
  • You don’t need to have a pump fitted as the water is supplied by the mains


  • You need to install a cable to power the shower unless you already have one
  • The shower pressure is not as good because its restricted by the element
  • Electric shower elements are prone to scaling up in hard water areas