Comparative Guide to Showers

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We at Residential Building Specialties, Inc. want to help you create your ideal bathroom, making it a space that not only meets all your functional needs, but also perfectly suits your design tastes, and maybe even gives you some spa luxury to top it all off. A decision that will make or break any bathroom is the type of shower, and with so many models on the market today, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the number of choices. To help give you a better idea of what you want from your shower, we have prepared this overview of some of the most popular varieties available:

  • Electric Showers- An electric shower gets its name from the way that it heats the water: by passing cold water over an electric heating element inside the unit. This type of shower heats water on demand, which means that you’ll never have to worry about using up all the hot water. It also doesn’t require as much energy to heat water this way, as it does to keep a tank of hot water at the ready.
  • Mixer Showers- Mixer showers pull hot and cold water from ready supplies, mixing the two as they leave the showerhead to achieve the preferred temperature. These units rely on a large supply of ready hot water and are suited for homes with a combo-boiler or large hot water tank.
  • Thermostatic Showers- The term “thermostatic” literally translates to “same heat”. These showers are designed to maintain a constant temperature, even when other taps are being used elsewhere in the house. This prevents the risk of scalding or freezing and offers peace of mind for those living with young children or elders.

If you want to learn more about different shower models, you can give us a call to set up a consultation with our expert team.