Need a new shower - power or electric?

Postby ajf47 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:35 pm

Hi there
Our, I think, very old Aqua Tronic 8500 shower has packed up, disaster as hubby hates baths and on a tight budget at present. We need to replace it as soon as possible, but not sure if we need a power shower or just ordinary electric.

We have a combi-boiler and no water tank.

Can anyone tell me what type of shower the Aqua Tronic is as I cannot find any reference on google and what type of shower we need to get.

regards Amanda
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Postby htg engineer » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:25 pm

The aquatronic will probably be an electric shower.

As gas is cheaper than electric, why not fit a thermostatic mixer shower ? great pressure (depending on boiler).

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Postby wabbitpoo » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:31 am

We have moved from all electric showers to mixer showers from our combi boiler. We have good pressure, which is lucky, and the shower is fantastic as a result. I would never buy an electric shower again, as they are, in my humble opinion, rubbish when there is a better alternative.

Given that you have no hot tank, if the power goes you won't get a shower at all, but that is the same for either type of shower.
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