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Can I have a power shower with a combi boiler?

Can I have a power shower with a combi boiler?

Combi boilers are incompatible with boiler pumps, which means that power showers cannot be installed with a combi boiler system. Electric showers can, however, help improve the water pressure in a shower slightly. System boilers and regular boilers can be connected to power showers.

Will electric shower work if boiler broken?

An electric shower is essentially a water heater. They are the only type of shower that works independently of the hot water system, so if your boiler fails you can still have a hot shower.

Can you have 2 thermostatic shower with a combi boiler?

Yes a combo could cope but if 2 showers are used at the same time the water flow rate would be poor. An unvented water cylinder is a better option.

What type of shower works with a combi boiler?

Thermostatic mixer showers
Thermostatic mixer showers are traditionally considered the best type of shower to pair with combi boilers. If somebody else in your household tries to use hot water while you’re showering, this can cause fluctuations in temperature as combi boilers can only produce so much hot water at a time.

How does a combi boiler work in a shower?

These models connect to both your hot and cold water supply and deliver water at the temperature you want. Because they require hot water fed by your boiler – and a combi appliance has limited capacity – they may not deliver water at the pressure you want, particularly if other showers or taps are in use.

What should the flow rate be for a combi shower?

Ideally, the combi boiler flow rate for a good shower should be at least 12 – 15 litres a minute. The flow rate simply refers to how much water can pass through the appliance to feed taps and showers once the boiler is working.

Do you need a pump for a combi shower?

So, if you have strong mains pressure in your home and you don’t have too many demands on your hot water, they can provide powerful showers without the need for a pump. However, if your mains pressure is low or you have multiple taps and showers running from your boiler, a combi model may struggle to deliver the results you want.

What kind of boiler do you need for a shower?

Combi boiler shower pressure. Combination or ‘combi’ boilers are very popular in the UK, making up more than half of all new boilers fitted. These appliances are highly efficient central heating and hot water boilers combined in one space-saving unit – hence the name.

These models connect to both your hot and cold water supply and deliver water at the temperature you want. Because they require hot water fed by your boiler – and a combi appliance has limited capacity – they may not deliver water at the pressure you want, particularly if other showers or taps are in use.

Ideally, the combi boiler flow rate for a good shower should be at least 12 – 15 litres a minute. The flow rate simply refers to how much water can pass through the appliance to feed taps and showers once the boiler is working.

So, if you have strong mains pressure in your home and you don’t have too many demands on your hot water, they can provide powerful showers without the need for a pump. However, if your mains pressure is low or you have multiple taps and showers running from your boiler, a combi model may struggle to deliver the results you want.

Combi boiler shower pressure. Combination or ‘combi’ boilers are very popular in the UK, making up more than half of all new boilers fitted. These appliances are highly efficient central heating and hot water boilers combined in one space-saving unit – hence the name.