Thousands of electric showers are sold every year in the UK providing on-demand, reliable performance. Despite being in the majority of UK homes, the electric shower can be overlooked in comparison to the common mixer shower.
However, there are now more benefits than ever when replacing an existing electric shower whether you are installing yourself, or the end user. Take a look through these top tips from Mira Showers on what to look for when replacing an electric shower.
What’s good to know when choosing an electric shower?
Choose a reliable brand
A trusted shower brand is essential when choosing an electric shower. There is a great range of electric showers available on the market at competitive prices, however, in order to have an electric shower that will last and give a good performance, it’s important not to compromise on quality. Mira Showers come complete with Clearscale™ technology, which helps to eliminate limescale build up which may affect performance, increasing the lifespan of your electric shower.
Lengthened heating elements and larger gaps between the coils help prevent limescale build-up
You won’t have to replace like-for-like
Replacing an electric shower doesn’t mean making compromises. Whatever the previous model was, there are options available to you.
When replacing an existing electric shower, the water inlets or entry points may be inconsistent with the shower brand that you are choosing as a replacement. This is no longer an issue, as retrofit electric showers such as the Mira Jump Multi-Fit have up to 36 different installation options, resulting in an excellent replacement option. This means that whether your water or cable entry is from the left or right, you’ll be covered with the Mira retrofit range, which also includes the stylish Mira Sport Multi-Fit™.
If you’re unsure about your water or cable entry points, simply check with your plumber.
With the Mira Jump electric shower you can choose from multiple entry points to suit your specific needs
The beauty of Mira retrofit electric showers is that they are designed to cover over the previous holes, meaning there isn’t a need for re-tiling. Both the Mira Jump Multi-Fit and the Mira Sport Multi-Fit™ come complete with flexible fittings kits, so it is easy to cover over previous screw holes. Choose a reliable retrofit option to ensure a hassle-free replacement for you.
The Mira Sport Multi-Fit™ electric shower is designed to fit neatly over any existing holes
Check the basics
Always make sure that you check the basics, such as cable and water entry points, before purchasing your electric shower and starting your installation. Also, remember to check the kW rating that is suitable for your installation. Check with your plumber if you are unsure.
Quick to fit
It goes without saying that when installing an electric shower, you want it to be both a quick and easy installation. Choose an electric shower that is designed with the installer in mind and look for handy installation templates (pictured below) which are included within the shower packaging, which make for a more accurate installation.
All Mira electric showers come with a template for quick and easy installation
Useful installation guides
Many electric showers come with handy resources to help make installation that bit easier. Take a look at the step by step installation video for the Mira Jump Multi-Fit electric shower below, to help guide you through the key installation steps.
Plus, there is a step by step installation user guide included within the box. There are many downloadable resources from Mira which are available for you to watch, read or download—for more videos like this, head to the Expert Zone at Mira Showers. All this will help save you time and give you the confidence to really fit and forget.