Your home installation system:
When you are deciding what style of shower you require, you need to determine the type of water heating system you have installed in your home. This will affect your choice of shower and the shower's performance. To identify the the type of system you have installed, there is a guide outlined below. You could ask a qualified installer or call our customer service department on 0113 3907512. This will ensure you pick the correct shower and enjoy your showering experience to it's full potential.
Low pressure systems:
Gravity fed hot water systems:
The usual configuration consists of cold water storage tank in the loft and hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. This is the water supply traditionally installed in UK homes.
High pressure systems:
Instantaneous gas water system heater combi boiler: combination boilers are increasingly used in the UK , and wall or floor standing boiler heats the water as it is used.
Hot water is stored in a large cylinder under pressure. This system has no requirement for a cold water storage tank.
Please ensure before you purchase your shower that the water pressure you have at home is suitable for the shower valve. All products should have a pressure rating if uncertain please contact us on 0113 3907512 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Different Shower Types:
Hot and cold water are combined in a single mixer unit, ideal for homes with a plentiful supply of hot water, and are able to provide a higher flow rate than electric showers.
Compatible systems: Gravity fed, instantaneous gas water heater or combi boiler, and unvented.
Cold water is supplied directly from mains supply, and is heated by passing over a heating element in the shower. This means that it is economical and unaffected by other household fittings.
Compatible systems: Gravity fed, instantaneous gas water heater or combi boiler, and unvented. These are supplied directly by cold mains feed.
Pumped Electric Feed:
These are needed when cold mains pressure is insufficient. An integral pump draws water from a cold water storage tank and boosts water through the electric heating element to provide an economic shower.
Compatible systems: Gravity fed cold supply.
Hot and cold water is combined in a single mixer unit which requires a pumped pressurised system.
Compatible systems: Gravity fed hot (must be pumped and give a minimum of 2 bar pressure), instantaneous gas water heater or combi boiler, and unvented. (Note: Combi boilers and pumps must give a minimum of 2 bar performance)
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