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Electric Showers

Electric showers are one of the most versatile types of shower that can be installed in your bathroom. Thanks to their inbuilt heating element, they’re the only shower that doesn’t require a hot water feed and can simply run off the cold water supply and electric. Due to this unique feature, they can be used in any household plumbing system and better yet, they won’t rely on the boiler to heat the water. With a wide range in stock from the biggest brands in the world; Mira, Triton & Aqualisa, Plumbworld will certainly have the perfect shower for you at a fantastic price to boot.

 
 
  1. Mira Electric Showers

    Mira Electric Showers

    30 products
    From £111.18
  2. Triton Electric Showers

    Triton Electric Showers

    32 products
    From £95.94
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    Bristan Electric Showers

    13 choices
    From £119.56
  4. Aqualisa Electric Showers

    Aqualisa Electric Showers

    14 choices
    From £99.97
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    Gainsborough Electric Showers

    11 choices
    From £88.98
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    Pumped Electric Showers

    6 choices
    From £186.50
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    Independent Living Electric Showers

    15 products
    From £207.14
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    Thermostatic Electric Showers

    32 products
    From £129.97

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  10. Gainsborough 8.5kw SE Electric Shower White - 97554041

    Was £129.97

    £88.98

    32 Available
  11. Triton T80Z Fast Fit Electric Shower 8.5kW - White & Chrome

    Was £154.97

    £95.94

    50+ available
  12. Aqualisa Aquastyle Electric Shower 8.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £149.97

    £99.97

    10 Available
  13. Triton T80Z Fast Fit Electric Shower 7.5kW - White & Chrome

    Was £199.97

    £101.72

    50+ available
  14. Gainsborough 9.5kw SE Electric Shower White - 97554042

  15. Mira Vie Electric Shower 8.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £164.40

    £111.18

    13 Available
  16. Mira Vie Electric Shower 9.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £174.00

    £119.14

    4 Available
  17. Bristan Glee 3 Electric Shower 8.5 KW White - GLE385 W

  18. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - White Gloss 8.5kW

    Was £194.98

    £122.95

    32 Available
  19. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - Black Gloss 8.5kW

    Was £194.98

    £122.95

    16 Available
  20. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - Brushed Steel 8.5kW

    Was £194.98

    £122.95

    6 Available
  21. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - Gun Metal 8.5kW

    Was £194.98

    £122.95

    37 Available
  22. Gainsborough Stanza 8.5kw Electric Shower White - 98221010

  23. Gainsborough 10.5kw SE Electric Shower White

  24. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - Black Gloss 9.5kW

    Was £199.97

    £129.95

    25 Available
  25. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - Brushed Steel 9.5kW

    Was £199.97

    £129.95

    50+ available
  26. Triton Touch 9.5kW White Electric Shower

    Was £219.97

    £129.95

    2 Available
  27. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - Gun Metal 9.5kW

    Was £199.97

    £129.95

    49 Available
  28. Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - White Gloss 9.5kW

    Was £199.97

    £129.95

    15 Available
  29. Gainsborough Stanza 9.5kw Thermostatic Electric Shower White - 98221011

  30. Bristan Glee 3 Electric Shower 10.5kW Black - GLE3105 B

  31. Bristan Joy ThermoSafe Thermostatic Electric Shower 8.5kW White - JOYT385 W

  32. Triton T100xr Electric Shower 10.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £224.98

    £132.04

    22 Available
  33. Triton T100xr Electric Shower 8.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £224.98

    £132.04

    13 Available
  34. Triton T100xr Electric Shower 9.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £244.97

    £132.04

    33 Available
  35. Gainsborough 8.5kw CSE Electric Shower Satin Chrome - 97554044

  36. Mira Jump Electric Shower 9.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £219.60

    £135.08

    32 Available
  37. Triton T80 Pro Fit Electric Shower 7.5kW - White & Chrome

    Was £184.32

    £135.43

    8 Available
  38. Aqualisa Aquastyle Thermostatic Electric Shower 10.5kW White & Chrome

    Was £249.97

    £139.97

    1 Available
  39. Mira Jump Electric Shower 10.8kW White & Chrome

    Was £235.20

    £143.05

    38 Available
  40. Gainsborough 8.5kw GSE Electric Shower Graphite - 97554047

  41. Triton T80 Pro Fit Electric Shower 8.5kW - White & Chrome

    Was £192.93

    £143.95

    3 Available
  42. Gainsborough 9.5kw CSE Electric Shower Satin Chrome - 97554045


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Reviews

Aqualisa Quartz Electric Shower 8.5kW Chrome

Confused over Showers!

We were restricted to an electric shower no more powerful than 8.5, and chose the Aqualisa as we didn't want a white one - really wanted chrome to match otehr fittings, and this was the only choice - but we are delighted with it for performance and price. Plumbworld supplied and delivered without any hassle.

Leonardo Liu

Mira Sport Max Electric Shower 10.8kW White & Chrome

Great shower, great price and great service

Probably the best electric shower on the market. As a mira approved installer i have to say these are a dream to fit and the airboost function is great for the wife washing her hair. Plumbworld beat the nearest competitor price by over 20% when i bought this and it was delivered next day with a fully tracked service on delivery.

John Collins

Mira Azora Thermostatic 9.8kW Electric Shower

Excellent product

Saw the Mira Azora in local bath showrrom & felt it would complement our new but compact bathroom design. Not only does the product exceed our expectation on looks, it has performance to match. We simply love it.

Mia Peterson

Mira Sport Max Electric Shower 9.0kW White & Chrome

great hot shower

bought this shower for my own bathroom, love it, straight forward to install, keep water temp, I will be buying more for my guest house,

BRENDA RENNIE

Mira Jump Electric Shower 8.5kW White & Chrome

mira shower

excellent service and very competitive price.with very helpful staff and a fast speedy service great products

steve bensley

Mira Jump Electric Shower 9.5kW White & Chrome

Mira Jump

Exellant water flow with tem. adjustment in quick time.

HARISH

Mira Advance Thermostatic Low Pressure Shower 9.0kW

Low Pressure Showers

Top Class shower; Great power and very easy to use

MALACHY HANNA

Triton Aspirante Electric Shower - White Gloss 9.5kW

Good looking, fast delivery, great price

Having previously bought one of these for my first house installing this one was a doddle. The design is great and doesn't look like a traditional electric shower it looks clean and modern. Price was great and delivery from plumbworld was super fast and even arrived a day early!

Carl

Triton T80Z Fast Fit Electric Shower 7.5kW - White & Chrome

Triton T80Z

Excellent product. Does exactly what it is supposed to do. Mine was bought to replace a very elderly T80 which was beyond economic repair so the change over was very straight forward.

Paul

Aqualisa Lumi Electric Shower 8.5kw Chrome

Power?

Aesthetically pleasing but sadly power disappointing.

Dave Jenkins

 

How do they work?

If you think of a kettle, an electric shower works similar to that, the electric elements heat up the water as it flows through, once it reaches the right temperature, it will shoot out of the showerhead. The temperature of the water is controlled by varying the speed of water flow through the heater tank – the faster the flow, the less time it has to heat up and vice versa. You’ll be glad to hear that safety switches prevent water temperatures from reaching dangerous levels in the case of a blockage – keeping you and your family safe whilst showering!

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So, what are the benefits of an electric shower?

  • 98% efficiency – no more stored hot water or long-running pipes!
  • Economical water usage
  • Instant hot water – no more waiting for your water to heat up
  • Separate water heating to the main hot water system – a brilliant feature for homes with more than one bathroom!

The joys of needing just a cold water feed make electric showers the most compatible type of shower on the market. Due to its self-reliance, installation can take place in virtually any type of home; both new builds, even in older builds that don’t have a suitable plumbing system for other shower types. As the technology in-built into the showers continues to advance, the popularity of electric showers have also continued to grow and now makes up for 50% of all new shower sales in the UK alone!

As electric showers can range from 7.5kW all the way to 10.8kW, they all have different demands on the power supply. In general, all showers that have a power rating greater than 9kW will require cabling to be upgraded from the regular 6mm to 10mm. However, if the shower you buy is 9kW or below, the standard 6mm cables connecting your shower to your electric supply will be suitable. It is advised that a professional electrician is consulted prior to the installation of the shower to ensure all criteria and safety checks are met.  

Money saving

As mentioned previously, electric showers don’t require a hot water feed since the cold water is heated inside the unit itself. This has the added benefit of not needing to pre-heat the water before use; meaning that you can shower at any time of the day without worrying if you have enough hot water stored up. As well as this, you also save money since your shower will only heat the amount of water it needs to operate; thus making it very economical in comparison to heating an entire tank full of water for a 5-minute shower. Plus they're generally quite cheap to buy when compared with mixers or power showers

 

Electric Shower

Say goodbye to cold showers

One of the problems with having a big family is the queue for a shower in the morning. With a regular mixer shower, the person who goes in last will likely have very little hot water left, resulting in a pretty disappointing shower experience. However, as an electric shower heats on demand, this will never be a problem even in the biggest families.

Boiler breakdown? No problem

Thanks to the electric shower’s self-reliance, even if your boiler is malfunctioning or breaks down entirely, you’ll still be able to shower and get ready for the day ahead without any worries. Since the shower only requires a mains cold water connection and an electricity supply, the boiler is taken out of the equation entirely. The last thing you want is to be stuck without a hot shower on a freezing cold winter morning after your boiler packs up!

Because the electric shower heats up water from cold when it is needed the maximum flow from the shower is limited by how powerful the heating element is. This is measured by the “power rating” in KW. The cheapest electric showers have power ratings as low as 7kw, while the most expensive ones will have power ratings as high as 10.8kw. The higher the kilowatt rating of the shower the stronger the water flow and the more powerful the shower that you can expect.

Is an electric shower the same as a power shower?

One question that often causes confusion is what the difference is between a power shower and an electric shower. One main difference lies in how water is fed into your shower:

Electric Shower

With an electric shower - only cold water is fed into the shower. Some of this water is passed over an electrical heating element and then mixed back in with cold water to reach your set temperature.

Power Shower

With a power shower - both cold and hot water from your boiler tank is fed into your shower, then mixed together to reach your set temperature.

 

Electric Shower

The other main difference is that power showers also use an electric pump to increase water pressure. Electric showers rely on the pressure of your mains water supply only - which doesn’t use a pump. 

If you do want to connect your electric shower to a shower pump, you can only do so if you don’t have a combi boiler. Pumps should only be used with low-pressure water systems. If you suffer low water pressure, pumped electric showers are also available which can be used with a cold water tank supply - however, they too must not be plumbed straight into your mains water supply.

You're still unsure whether to purchase an electric shower, we suggest that you take a look at the below videos for a more insightful look!

 

Another thing to consider with electric showers is that the strength of the shower can be considerably less in the winter months! The reason is that the incoming water supply is much colder and the shower has to work much harder to heat up the water to a suitable temperature. As a result the shower can’t sustain such a high flow rate. This video from Mira explains how seasonal changes impact shower performance:

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