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How Thermostatic Showers Can Elevate Your Bathroom Renovation

Are you planning a bathroom renovation but you need some more ideas? There are many ways to maximise your bathroom space and create a luxurious feel every time you shower. Whether you opt for a rainfall shower head or illuminated mirrors. Thermostatic showers are a great investment but you may be wondering what makes them so great. Not only do they make showers more comfortable, but they help you maintain the right temperature and not waste water.

Here’s what you need to know about thermostatic showers.

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What are thermostatic showers?

A thermostatic shower features a thermostatic valve that mixes water to maintain a constant water temperature. These showers are fed through the property’s hot and cold water supply, using an internal valve to mix them. This is perfect if you find your shower either runs too hot or too cold or is constantly fluctuating in temperature. You can set the temperature before you get into the shower and it will stay that temperature the entire time. This can help you prevent scalding hot or ice cold shocks, ideal if you have children or elderly people also using your shower.

How is a thermostatic shower different from other mixer showers?

Normal mixer showers work in a similar way by mixing hot and cold water, but they are unable to react to a sudden temperature change. So if there is a rush of hot water, a thermostatic shower will sense the temperature change and adapt accordingly to keep the temperature maintained.

How does a thermostatic shower work?

Thermostatic showers store water at a high temperature and mix it with cold water in a valve to create the preset temperature.

Each thermostatic shower has the following core elements:

Element: The element increases or decreases in size depending on the temperature of water flowing through it.

Piston: working in tandem with a spring, the piston moves across the hot and cold water entry points to regulate the water temperature as the element increases or decreases. The piston is key to maintaining a constant temperature.

Temperature control: This is the part of the valve that you can see and control - like with all showers. The control moves the piston, changing the hot and cold water mix.

Looking for thermostatic showers for your bathroom installation? Contact Gastech today. We can install electric showers suited to your requirements. Whatever you need, we'll get the job done quickly and efficiently - and at a great price!

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