Electric Shower Installation
Have an electric shower installed and transform your bath or shower room instantly! No more waiting for water to heat up, running cold or low pressure. Installing a new model from Mira, Tritan or Redring electric will provide water at the temperature and pressure you want when you need it.
I can replace your existing shower with the latest model and install a circuit powerful enough for the latest 10kw models. Customers choose electric showers because they only pay to heat the water they use instantly. Showers come in various outputs and styles to suit every household. The higher the kilowatt rating (measured in killowatts) the greater water flow. Showers rated at 9.5KW and higher will offer a higher flow of water with bigger shower head(s).
Questions answered about electric shower installation
Q. I have just purchased an apartment in Westgate Street and the water flow is very poor. Should i repair or replace it?
A. If you are experiencing problems with your shower and it’s outside the manufacturer’s warranty you have to weigh up how much it cost you originally and how long it has lasted. Most electricians would advise replacing the shower with a similar model on the basis that the whole unit is guaranteed by the manufacturer (usually for two years). Although spare parts are readily available from manufacturers like Mira and Tritan, its often more cost effective to hire an electrician to install a new electric shower in your Cardiff home or business when compared to the cost of spares and labour on older models.
Q. I don’t have a shower at the moment, what is involved in having one installed?
A. A site visit will be required to see what will be necessary to get a shower fitted inside your home.
Q. What plumbing is involved installing a shower?
A. Electric showers need a mains cold water supply. The feed is usually taken from a nearby bath, sink or hot water cylinder main. Manufacturers require 1 bar of water pressure to work properly and this is something i can test before quoting to install although rarely a problem in the Cardiff area.
Q. My neighbour hired an electrician to replace his old Tritan model with a Mira make recently and said the cable had to be changed. I would like to replace my shower but does that mean i would need a replacement cable as well?
A. The size of cable required for your new shower depends on:
- The kilowatt rating of the new model.
- The length of the cable from the consumer unit to the shower unit.
- How the cable is installed (inside the wall, on top of thermal insulation etc)
Most new shower installations need a 10mm2 cable, compared to older installations which were usually 6mm. This was because older models were less powerful (delivering less hot water) used less current and therefore didn’t need the bigger cable.
Q. I have recently moved in to a flat in Penylan and the mains isolator is inside the shower cubicle. Is this OK?
A. Unfortunately not. To comply, the isolator should be a minimum of 600mm from the edge of the shower screen. For small areas where this is hard to achieve, isolators are usually placed outside, or in a nearby cupboard. I am working in Ty-Gwyn Road this week, so let me know if you would like me to quote to resolve this for you.
If you would like a quote to replace or carry out a complete electric shower installation and live in the Cardiff area; please get in touch to see how i can help transform your bath or shower room today!