Article by Iainjenkin
There can be no doubt that electric showers have played a major part in improving the quality of living in the modern world. The days of these showers being hailed as a status symbol are long gone, but the ability to have piping hot showers every morning and evening is a home comfort that few of us can do without. After all, for many of us, the morning shower is our real alarm clock, while an evening stint under hot jets is the wind down that helps us get a good night’s sleep. The range of such showers, of course, is not small with an array of brand names manufacturing showers of varying abilities. Amongst the leaders in their field, Triton showers have grown over the decades to become one of the most trusted and desired. Other brand names include Mira and Bristan, but the Triton electric shower is perhaps synonymous with the image of the modern power showers. The power shower is popular for a variety of reasons, though it has mostly to do with the fact that it promises a more invigorating experience in the shower, with strong jets of water. This differs quite a lot with the gentler stream of hot water falling from the shower head above, which is provided by regular showers. Unfortunately, there are some conditions that come with opting for power, and not every home can have one. It depends greatly on the water system. For instance, these showers are built to work with low pressure water systems that are gravity fed, not systems that are connected directly to the mains water supply. Also, high pressure systems are not compatible either and if the water system is connected to a combi boiler, it too works against the power shower. The reason for this is quite simply the power shower system has an integral pump that boosts the power behind the flow of water through the shower, thus creating the strength that users are looking for. This works better when water is flowing directly from above, as provided by a gravity system, but not if the water is already being pumped upward. Despite these conditions, the fact remains that power makes the shower a far more impressive experience and this is the first advantage that the thermostatic power shower has over the more regular alternatives. And that invigorating morning start is often precisely the type of start to the day that a person is looking for. A second advantage is provided by the thermostatic technology that is built into the shower. What this means is that the chosen water temperature is maintained regardless of how the flow of water is affected. A power shower takes its water from both the cold and hot water supplies, so if someone turns on a tap or even flushes a toilet elsewhere in the home, the supply to the shower can be affected. Typically, this will result in a sudden drop in temperature or a sudden rise, which only makes it essential that the shower unit be able to make the appropriate allowances. But thanks to the thermostatic technologies employed, no fluctuation in water temperature takes place. A third advantage relates to the hot and cold water supply. While it is an advantage to take from both, not least because it makes it possible to deliver the 14 litres of water per minute required, this still means that there is always a danger the supply of one might be lost unexpectedly. If one were in the shower and the cold water supply is lost, then the result would be boiling water coming through. However, a thermostatic power shower can detect when the supply of cold, or hot, water is lost, and should this happen the shower shuts down. This is designed to protect the user. It is obvious that electric showers have come quite some distance over the past three decades or so, and the arrival of power showers has made a real difference to the standard of living for many people. Certainly, the range of Triton showers, from the regular electric variety to the thermostatic type, has incorporated all of the desires of the consumer. Exactly where showers will go in the future is reflected in the development of satellite remote controlled shower units, but whether one chooses a Triton electric shower or a Mira power shower, there are high quality options available.
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Iain Jenkins writes articles for Alert Electrical, online retailers of a huge range of electrical appliances, such as panel heaters, electric showers, air conditioning units and much more. Offering a wide selection of shower units, including triton electric shower systems, Alert Electrical’s range of bathroom appliances contains a variety of popular brand names, including a number of Galaxy and Triton showers – ensuring the highest quality products from the brands you trust.
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