While building our house, we pay a lot of attention to its furniture, color, decoration, etc. However, we miss out on or ignore a very important part of our house. We should be paying the most attention to this part of our house when it is under construction. That part is the bathroom or Showers.
The bathroom is a crucial part of our house. It is because, the bathroom or Showers is the place where we rinse our tiredness, weariness, and exhaustion. In addition, the cleanliness of our bathroom represents our hygiene habits. Thus, designing the bathroom in the right manner is very important. It should look clean, ventilated, and comfortable.
When it comes to bathrooms, the shower or showerhead is the most crucial accessory. Hence, it is crucial to choose the right type of shower for the bathroom. Considering the user’s comfort or choice, one can choose from several types of Showers like mixer showers, electric showers, power showers, etc.
To choose the right type of shower it is crucial to know each type properly. Without knowing the functions and features of all types of Showers, one cannot choose the best type of shower.
However, before understanding the features and functions of different types of showers, one should know their bathroom setup. It is because knowing the bathroom setup would help them choose the right type of shower for their bathroom.
Generally, the type of shower which might be suitable for a bathroom depends on three things. The first thing is the water pressure. For any type of shower, the water pressure in the bathroom must be between moderate to high.
If the pressure is low, there might be difficulties in using the shower. The reason behind it is showerhead is placed at a certain height in the bathroom. To reach this height, the water should have a certain pressure. If there is a lack of this pressure, the water will not sprinkle out of the shower in the desired way. Hence, it might ruin a good showering experience for the user.
Thus, if one has good water pressure in their bathroom, they can choose any type of shower. However, if the pressure is low they can fix a low-pressure showerhead in their bathroom.
The second thing is the type of boiler fixed in the bathroom. People often have different types of boilers in their bathrooms. While some people choose to replace the old gravity-dependent systems with new smart boilers, some people choose to use the old ones.
Depending on the type of boiler, there are different types of showers. It is because both boiler systems work very differently from each other. Hence, both need different types of showers.
The last thing is the size of the water tank. If one has a big enough water tank equipped in their house, then they can choose any type of shower they wish. However, if one has a small water tank, it is better to have an electric shower in the bathroom. It is because an electric shower can help with the water issues that might occur in a small-sized water tank.
Based on these three things one can choose which type of shower is the most suitable for their bathroom. After analyzing these three things in the house, it is easier to choose a shower or showerhead for the bathroom.
Types of showers
- Mixer showers: A mixer shower is one of the most popular types of showers available in the market. As the name suggests, a mixer shower can mix hot and cold water to give its user the best showering experience with the perfect water temperature.
This type of shower is best for people who have different choices when it comes to the temperature of the water. If one person in the family needs slightly warm water while the other needs extremely hot water, a mixer shower is best for them.
However, to use this shower the user must already have a source of hot water. It is because this shower cannot boil the water. Hence, there must be a source of hot and cold water each to use this type of shower.
- Electric shower: Electric shower is ideal for those people who do not want to spend extra money on a water boiler. It is because an electric shower boils water on its own.
The unique thing about an electric shower is that it is equipped with a heating device. This heating device heats the water before it comes out of the showerhead. Thus, the user does not need a hot water supply for this type of shower.
The capability of heating the water of an electric shower depends on its kW rating. The shower’s capacity to heat water to a higher temperature increases with its kW rating. Thus, if a user prefers very hot water for showering, they should look for an electric shower with a high kW rating.
This type of shower is very easy to install and use. One prerequisite of an electric shower is high water pressure. Without the right water pressure, this shower will not work up to its potential.
Another benefit of an electric shower is that it also saves energy. Water boilers pre-heat a large amount of water and store it in a tank. Thus, they use a higher amount of energy. Plus, if the stored water is not used within a specific time, it will cool down again. Hence, the power will go to waste. Unlike water boilers, an electric shower only heats a certain amount of water.
- Power showers: As the name suggests, a power shower adds extra power to the flow of the water. Hence, this type of shower is best for people with low water pressure issues in their homes.
It needs a source of hot and cold water each. Thus, like a mixer shower, the user can adjust the water temperature in a power shower as well.
These are the three popular types of showers. Based on their requirements and choice, a user can choose from these three types of showerheads. Apart from these, there are other types of showerheads. These are digital showers, smart showers, etc.