What Type of Showers Will Work Best With a Combi Boiler?

What Type of Showers Will Work Best With a Combi Boiler

Combi boilers are very popular because of their compact dimensions and energy efficiency. However, some homeowners have concerns over whether a new combi boiler will work with their showers.

What type of Showers Will Work Best with a Combi Boiler?

This guide gives you information about different types of showers to help you determine which type is best suited to your heating system.

What is a combi boiler?

A combi boiler is a central heating system that provides heating and hot water through a single unit. No tanks or cylinders are required. Combi boilers deliver a high level of water pressure (as long as your incoming cold water pressure is good enough), which, paired with a suitable shower, delivers great performance.

Types of showers

There are three main types of shower:

Electric showers

These showers use an electric heating element to heat cold water directly from the mains.

Mixer showers (Thermostatic & Manual)

Mixer showers connect to your hot and cold water supplies and then mix the water inside the unit. Thermostatic mixer showers can keep the water at a constant temperature as they have a thermostatic valve so they can be a safer option.

Power shower

Similar to mixer showers, power showers feed off of both the cold and hot water supplies. They have a built-in pump to boost water pressure and make showering more satisfying. They are well-suited to homes with low water pressure but usually fed from a feed tank.

Choosing a Suitable Showerhead

Selecting the right shower head is equally important to get your shower working effectively. There are a number of different types, including:

  • Hand-held shower heads
  • RV shower heads
  • LED shower heads
  • Dual showerheads
  • Filtered shower heads
  • Shower panels
  • Low-pressure shower heads
  • High-pressure showerheads
  • Rain showerheads

You should ask an expert plumber to find out which shower head is best suited to your combi boiler.

L&W Heating & Plumbing

For trustworthy local plumbers in the North West, call the team at L&W Heating and Plumbing. We are a family run company that have more than 30 years of experience. From a leaky tap to a replacement boiler, our Gas Safe registered engineers can take care of all your plumbing needs. For more shower installation advice, call LW Heating and Plumbing today:-

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