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Fitting a thermostatic shower to a combi boiler

Combi boilers are great for reducing energy and space in a home, as there’s no need for a hot and cold-water cylinder and they’re often considered to be the most reliable.

They have a high-pressure water supply and can run from just 1 bar pressure – meaning that combi boilers, can be used with many powerful mixer showers, saving installers and homeowners, money, energy and water.

Here’s a roundup of everything you need to know about thermostatic showers and combi boilers. We will be discussing the practicality of fitting a thermostatic shower with a combi boiler, and which thermostatic showers are best:


CAN YOU USE A THERMOSTATIC SHOWER WITH A COMBI BOILER?

The simple answer is – yes. It’s possible to fit a thermostatic shower with a combi boiler and they’re reliable across most thermostatic showers. Mini valve, maxi valve, bar valve and concealed valve showers are all compatible with combi boilers.

The only ones that aren’t compatible are power showers and this is because they contain an in-built pump that is not suitable to be connected to pressurised water supply from the mains.


WHICH THERMOSTATIC SHOWERS CAN YOU USE WITH A COMBI BOILER?Acute Recessed Shower, Bristan

If you’re looking for a thermostatic shower than can be fitted with a combi boiler, we have a range of our showers that suit a variety of styles:

Bristan Carre ShowerThe Acute thermostatic shower (AE SHCAR C shown here on the right) offers an ultra-modern incline design with distinctive angular features, and a pre-set temperature stop at 42°C.

The Carre thermostatic exposed bar shower (CR SHDIVFF C shown here on the left)  has been designed to blend in with almost any bathroom.

It features a thermostatic cartridge with a pre-set temperature stop at 38°C, but this can be over-ridden to a maximum of 46°C. The Carre is also dual controlled, so the flow and temperature are controlled separately.

The Prism thermostatic exposed shower (PM SHXMMCTFF C) with a cool touch bar can be used with a combi boiler, but also offers a sleek and contemporary design.

The Prism features our unique CoolTouch technology that ensures the valves stay cool to the touch while in use.

Do you have any questions about our thermostatic showers? Then tweet us @BristanPro and our team of experts will get back to you!


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