By Kerry Hale

The Best Electric Shower For Your Home

  • Tuesday 22 February 2022
  • 5 minute read

An electric shower is an excellent choice if you’re looking for energy efficiency, instant hot water and easy installation. Our buying guide is designed to help you choose the best electric shower for your home.

How does an electric shower work?

Electric showers use water from your cold water supply, heating it quickly using a built-in heating element, much like a kettle. Once the water gets to the right temperature, it is pushed through the showerhead.

Why choose an electric shower?

Since they use water from your cold water supply, electric showers are suitable for all households, regardless of the water system in your home. There are several additional benefits to installing an electric shower, which include:

Energy efficient and economical

Electric showers only heat the water you’re going to use, making them more energy-efficient and economical than other showers.

Quick and easy to install

While they should always be installed by a professional, electric showers are relatively quick and easy to fit. They won’t usually require extra plumbing work if your bathroom already has a cold water supply. Read our guide on how to fit an electric shower for more information.

Instant hot water

Electric showers generate their own hot water, so they’re ready to use whenever you need. You don’t have to worry about switching the hot water on half an hour before showering or the water turning cold mid-shower. Plus, if your boiler breaks, you’ll still be able to have a hot shower.

Electric showers vs. power showers

Electric showers are compatible with any bathroom and water system, making them a great choice for many homes (Except low-pressure gravity systems).

Power showers are only suitable if you have both a hot and cold water supply leading into your bathroom. They are also incompatible with combi boilers (where water from the mains is heated by the boiler as required) and pressurised systems (where the hot water tank is fed directly from the mains, rather than from a cold-water tank).

What is the best electric shower for me?

Once you’ve decided that an electric shower is right for you, it’s time to decide which model to buy: thermostatic or manual. A thermostatic shower maintains a consistent temperature, so if someone flushes a toilet or runs a tap elsewhere in your house, you won’t be shocked by a sudden change in your shower’s temperature.

The next step is to decide on the kilowatt (kW) rating of your shower. Generally, the higher the rating, the more powerful your shower will be, with a greater water flow at your desired temperature.

Mira electric showers are available in various sizes, colours and finishes, so you can find a style to suit your bathroom configuration and budget.

Our range of electric showers

Finding the right electric shower means you can enjoy the best possible showering experience every day. Whether you’re upgrading your bathroom and need a stylish replacement shower or want to invest in a high-performance shower for the whole family to use, we’ve got plenty of products to choose from.

Affordable electric showers

No matter your bathroom configuration, the Mira Go is ideal if you need an affordable shower solution. It has a minimal, compact design, making it easy to install in most bathrooms. This affordable electric shower delivers exceptional performance all year round.

Stylish electric showers

The Mira Decor Dual is a stylish and luxurious electric shower. Available in various finishes to suit your bathroom, with the convenience of diverting between the handset and overhead deluge, you’ll get the best possible showering experience with electric showers from our Dual range.

Best showers for independent living

Mira Advance electric showers are designed with user-friendly features, making them easier and safer to operate. They are audio enhanced, visually optimised and tailored to touch.

High-performance electric showers

If you’re looking for a powerful electric shower, the Mira Sport Max with Airboost is a great choice. The patented Airboost technology increases the speed of water coming through the showerhead by up to 30%. The sleek design makes this shower a stylish addition to any bathroom, whilst its high-performance features offer consistent water flow and temperature.

Experiential electric showers

Two heads. On an electric shower. Now, you can shower your way, every day. Use the deluge for a relaxing drench. Or the powerful handset for speed and convenience. All with the simplicity of an electric shower. The new electric dual shower range is all about giving you choice.

Explore our full range to find the best electric shower for your home.

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