How to understand Water Pressure

How to understand Water Pressure

If you want to make the best decision when you are choosing your shower or even bath tap, then there are a few things that you can try and do to help yourself. Understanding the water pressure system that is installed in your home is super important when it comes to choosing the fittings for your home.

Your System

If you have a cold water tank that is in the loft and then a hot cylinder somewhere else then this ultimately means that you have a low water pressure system. There is also a high chance that your hot water cylinder is actually located in your airing cupboard. This is known as the gravity fed system. Of course, you need to choose taps and shower heads that work well with low water pressures if you want to make the most out of this.

Combination Boiler

If you have a pressure vented system then your boiler will be mounted on the wall. It will also be located in the kitchen and you won’t have a storage tank. Combination boilers are fed with cold water which is then heated and pumped around your home. If you have one of these then you shouldn’t need to calculate your water pressure at all, and this can save you a lot of time and stress.

Hot Water Tank but No Cold

If you have a hot water tank but you don’t have an unvented water system at all then there is a high chance that the water will be stored at the mains pressure. It will probably be a strengthened water tank, and this will be heated by an immersion element. Most showers and taps will work with this, but you should always experiment to find out which one is the best for you.