What is the best shower for gravity fed systems?

Do you have a gravity fed water system? If you do, you’re not alone – most homes in the UK have this kind of low-pressure water system. 

The system usually consists of a cold water tank which is stored in the loft. A hot water cylinder is stored below, usually located in the airing cupboard. Traditionally, homes with gravity systems had disappointing shower experiences because the pressure was not high enough to get a decent flow rate of water.

Gravity Fed System

A typical Gravity-Fed water system

It is because of this, that system-specific showers have now been designed to cater for the needs of those with low pressure water systems

Gravity Fed Mixer Showers

Gravity fed mixer showers are fed  from a stored hot and cold water supply, namely a cold water tank in the loft, and a hot water cylinder in the airing cupboard. The water is blended by the mixer shower to reach the desired temperature. The performance of a gravity mixer shower depends upon the water supply and the pressure. Providing the hot water tank is large enough to suit your needs and the pressure is adequate, then you will be provided with a decent flow of water. The pressure of the water depends upon the location of the cold water tank, this needs to be situated at least one metre above the shower head. Water pressure is measured in Bars; 1 metre height is equivalent to 0.1 bar pressure.

Our Ambassador Gravity Fed Mixer has been designed to work with the nuances of a gravity water system. The shower comes in both exposed and concealed options depending on your requirements and available space in your shower enclosure. Another option is our Digital Pumped Shower, which has a remote processor located away from the shower, rather than the traditional valve of a mixer shower. The processor blends the hot and cold water together and the pump ensures a good flow for low pressure systems.

Another option is to have an electric shower, rather than a mixer or digital. Electric showers run off the mains cold water and heat the water before delivering it to the shower head. We have a range of electric showers available for you to browse on our website.

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