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Which shower? mixer or electric?
Recently bought a house that has a "Worcester Greenstar combination gas fired condensing boiler". The bathroom currently has an electric shower but I want to renovate, would it be best just fitting a replacement Mira electric shower or a mixer shower? (reason I ask is I prefer the "look" of the mixer showers, concealed valves etc.)
Hi a thermostatic concealed shower mixer will work well with a combination boiler so you can get rid of the electric one and in fact it will be better then your electric shower which you have at the moment.
Having a combination also means that you will not need to have a shower pump installed as the boiler works from mains water pressure.
Many thanks Mickey
M-TEC PLUMBING & HEATING
Answered 30th Dec 2012
It all comes down to presonal preference when it comes to showers. A thermostatic shower mixer is great on combi boiler as where electric shower produces less flow of water because of it's limitations.
If I had to make a choice/decision, go with the mixer shower and goodbye to the electric one, you will not regret it for one second !!!
Good luck, MarioThePlumberfromHorning.
Answered 12th Jan 2013