At this year’s InstallerFESTIVAL, Triton Showers is separating fact from fiction to tackle the daunting to some solution of digital showers.
To help fitters get a feel for what’s available when upgrading bathrooms once lockdown has lifted, Martyn Brown, Regional Service Manager at Triton, discusses the most common misconceptions.
1. “They’re Unsuitable for Combi Boilers”
Upgrading doesn’t have to mean spending ages online trying to figure out if the heating set-up is suitable. Producers have made specification easier by innovating designs that allow consumers to select their preferred one, regardless of the hot water system. This is why certain mixers have been specifically created to be paired with combi boilers. Look for a product which includes a range of flow limiters so you can tailor performance based on the output of the boiler.
2. “There’s Nowhere to House the Mixer Processor”
One aspect that may be holding the user back is concern over where the mixer box will go. Installers of course know it needs to be close to the shower zone, handily digital units offer total versatility for location. Certain wired versions can be sited anywhere up to 10m away from the wall mounted remote control (and the same distance for wireless choices), so it’s easy to find a convenient place they can be installed: in an airing cupboard, in the attic, under a bath – you name it. There are even pumped options which deliver silent operation, so night owls and early birds don’t have to be fearful of waking the whole household.
3. “They Need as Much Space as a Built-In Mixer”
For many proud homeowners, the possibility of having to watch as perfectly placed, expensive tiles are disturbed is enough to stop them in their tracks when considering replacing washroom essentials. In situations like these a digital mixer can be extremely useful. Far from needing walls to be chased out or upsetting the tilework, the ability to choose from a variety of different arms provides a huge amount of freedom. For example, by fitting a ceiling shower head, or taking the water delivery pipe through this area with a riser rail, you could carry out what would be days of work in just a few hours.
4. “They’re Unreliable”
With showers joining the long list of systems which can be operated using a remote, a handful of individuals worry about what would happen if the control were to fail. Aside from reassurance that these technical models have been making their way into homes for almost a decade, when all’s said and done, a digital mixer is still a mixer. With that in mind, make sure the brand of choice offers a comprehensive guarantee and after sales support so you can provide a solution that’s built to last.
5. “They Blow the Budget”
Highly advanced products often come with a hefty price tag. However, when developing our new HOST wireless digital mixer, we wanted to ensure accessible style for all. You can surprise customers with the affordable cost as well as the opportunity to customise the package with controls in various finishes. There’s also an opportunity to have various fixed heads and wall or ceiling mounted shower arms to coordinate with both ultra-modern and traditional schemes.
To find out further benefits of this evolving technology, take a look at Triton’s newest digital shower.