With energy costs soaring in the UK, we are all looking for ways to keep the bills down. This is having more of an influence on bathroom renovation than ever before. Many of our recent bathroom installations have been designed with this in mind. One question that keeps popping up is, what’s better a mixer shower or electric? Therefore, in this blog we look at the pros and cons of both mixer and electric showers.
The mixer shower draws water directly from your water supply in the same manner as your taps or cistern does. Therefore, the water is heated in the same way. Most people favour mixer showers as it often costs more to heat your water with electricity. However, unless you buy a thermostatic mixer shower the temperature will be affected by other plumbing outlets in the house. So, if someone turns on the water downstairs it might give you an unpleasant surprise in the shower. Furthermore, as the water in a mixer must run up from the taps, oppose to down from a unit, flow rate can be negatively affected.
Whilst the cost to run an electric shower is more expensive than a mixer, there are other benefits to consider. They are an ideal choice for new bathrooms or extensions as they only require a cold-water supply. Using other water outlets in the home does not affect the water temperature of your shower. Equally, this means that if your gas goes for whatever reason, you can continue to wash. However, due to the unit required, the options for electric showers are not as aesthetically pleasing as those on mixers.
Still Not Sure?
If you are considering bathroom renovation speak to the Bathroom Studio Design team today. We are happy to offer advice and guidance when it comes to choosing the right bathroom suite. The Brentwood based showroom offers a range of luxurious bathroom suites to browse. Our in-house design team offer a 3D CAD service if you wish to see how your new suite will look in your home.