It’s often stated that taking a shower is more efficient in terms of energy and water than taking a bath, but that really depends on the kind of shower you have. An energy efficient shower, however, is a real long-term investment in saving both energy and water. Here is a little more about how they work.

An energy efficient shower will use less water and shower than a standard shower, and should offer an EPC rating. An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is what you find on a lot of household appliances. It will show you how energy efficient your shower is, ranging from A for the most efficient to G, the least. Choosing a shower with the highest ratings will give you the most energy efficient shower.

An energy efficient shower will offer a higher wattage. The higher the wattage in a shower, the faster the temperature will get to the level you want. Standardly, higher wattages of 8.5kW and over are the most energy efficient.

Showers that are energy efficient often offer an eco mode. An eco mode button on a shower, when activated, will work to reduce the amount of power consumed, use less electricity, and cut the amount of water used during a shower.

Showers with a shower head that promote an even pattern or spray of work to prevent limescale build up are also more efficient choices, or deluge-style shower heads. These showers that ensure the shower head is kept free of build up will ensure the shower stays working at optimal level, preventing water wastage and generally ensuring efficiency.

Which shower should I chose for energy efficiency?

An electric shower is considered one of the most energy efficient due to the reduced requirement for power when heating water, however digital showers also save a lot of energy as they enable you to personalise your shower preferences, meaning they can be more time and energy efficient.

For more information about energy efficient bathroom design and installation, get in touch with Deacon Plumbing and Heating.