Finally, power showers are one of the most commonly used names for shower systems - but what is a power shower exactly?
Essentially, a power shower is a mixer shower with a built-in pump. It takes water from both the cold and hot pipes and does not contain a heating element.
The integral shower pump means the flow rate can be boosted, which is great in homes with low mains water pressure or gravity fed systems, although it costs a little.
Electric showers don't need a hot water supply. Instead, they take cold water from the mains and heat it internally, using a similar process to an electric kettle. This makes them widely compatible with different water systems and different levels of water pressure.
A high pressure electric shower is cost-effective, as once you turn the shower off, it stops producing hot water, saving energy. They also mean if you have a busy household, there's no risk of running out of hot water halfway through a shower.
Digital mixer showers
Digital mixer showers add digital thermostat controls to make it even easier to get your shower to the temperature you want.
These are some of the most modern shower types, and may include a wireless thermostat or smartphone app compatibility. This allows you to turn the shower on and off, and adjust the temperature, without having to stand under the water.
A mixer shower works by combining the hot and cold water supplies, using an internal thermostat to make sure the shower water is mixed at the right temperature.
You can get a low pressure shower mixer with a pump if your mains pressure is quite low. This can boost the flow rate and may ultimately perform better than an electric shower using the same supply.