The advantage of an electric shower is its ability to save you electricity when heating water. The electric shower will heat the water from your cold water source on its own, without the aid of your home's water heater.
Electric showers are catching on slowly in the UK and worldwide markets, but they are around for a reason. Many cannot afford to keep up with the rising cost of using hot water from their homes' traditional water heaters, and electronic shower provides an affordable, common sense solution. Most of these units allow you to adjust the settings on your electric shower to allow some of the cold water to run through your unit unfiltered. Most of these types of showers have three settings, letting you adjust the temperature to your liking.
It is best to have a professional install your electric shower once you've purchased it, as it will involve connecting several of your shower's plumbing fixtures in such a way as to allow the cold water source to run through the unit's heating mechanism, and to avoid leaks. A well designed electronic shower will allow you to easily clean the shower head by simply rubbing it clean with a sponge and a mild abrasive. Most units on the market are durable and inexpensive, and many come with a two year warranty for total satisfaction and peace of mind. The savings you will accumulate each year depend on your municipality or electricity costs, but most agree that the amount of money wasted each year on heating water can more than justify the purchase of an alternative solution like an electric shower. These are not brand new products; however, they have been on the market long enough for people to decide how well they work, and when you realise what an investment it is over the long run, you'll see that these units largely pay for themselves.
Electric showers and mixer showers, which mix the availability of hot and cold water to suit your desired temperature, may be viewed by some as a novelty, but user reviews and feedback have demonstrated that these are valuable and useful products. They would make an ideal wedding gift or stocking filler for Christmas, due to their low price and relative availability at your local DIY store.
When considering buying one of these units, you should compare brands and find out which ones have the best track record of durability and quality. Cheaper units may leak or even damage your plumbing, but those with real quality will be worth the investment. Name brands like Triton and Kohler are almost always worth the money you spend, as demonstrated by the overwhelming positive feedback from consumers and those who have tested these products for defects and durability. The real money to be made is by you reducing the costs of heating your water the old-fashioned way.