HOW EXPENSIVE ARE ELECTRIC SHOWERS TO RUN ?
Easiest way to explain in layman's terms would be to equate it to a kettleA typical kettle is rated to about 2000 watts or 2 kilowatts. Now then, when you operate an electric shower the unit is running about 4 or 5 kettles turned on at the same time -
WHY HAS MY SHOWER GONE COLD ? SHOWER FITTING SEASON IS HERE ! Electric showers really struggle with the colder temperature water coming into the house this time of year. 4 -
WHY IS MY MIXER/ BAR SHOWER BLOWING HOT AND COLD ? There are 3 common reasons -
Should you seal around an electric shower on a wall?
Under no circumstances should an electric shower be sealed to the wall. There are short ‘spacers’ in each corner of the shower’s rear-
Are Shower Repairs A Rip Off ? If you have a concealed mixer valve ( built into the wall ) then you are at the mercy of the manufacturers repair agent, that is if you know what brand you have fitted. When they go wrong you have little choice in getting it repaired if at all. We would not waste our time trying to identify the make of shower or trying to track down any part -
Case Example : A customer called complaining their Mira 88 concealed shower was leaking from behind the faceplate -
Thinking of installing a new mixing valve ? Be sensible and opt for a surface mounted bar or mixer valve -
Electric showers It is far more economical to swap them out once the warranty period has passed. Triton for example will want £85 labour plus the parts & vat so expect around £150 -
Mira quotes a service call from £165 we are not sure what this includes but be sure this is a starting point. We called for a supply and fit price asking for a Mira sprint 8.5kw -
Don’t really see the point in replacing a gearbox on a 15 year old car seeing the repair cost is more than the value as a whole -