How often does this happen to you?
You get prepared for your morning shower. Things are going great until you feel an icy cold stream of Arctic water pouring from your showerhead. You think you can tough it out, but then the water becomes so unbearably hot that you’re forced to jump out of the shower.
Believe it or not, electric showers shifting from hot to cold water is a common issue. And today, we’ll take a closer look at what causes this annoyance to happen. But more importantly, we’ll give you a fix to this routine-destroying problem. So, if you’re ready to return to your comfortable showers, continue reading.
Not Enough Water Is Going to Your Electric Shower
This is one of the most common culprits of causing water temperature fluctuation. If you’re curious, the logic is that there’s not enough water entering your shower to cool it. So, this causes the safety device to turn off the power to your heat until the shower cools to a safe level (resulting in cold water for you). Then, once the shower cools, the heat kicks in again.
Thermal Cutoff (TCO) Overheating
Your Thermal Cutoff switch controls the flow of your electrical currents depending on temperature changes. And just as the name implies, this switch “cuts off” any devices when the temperature becomes to warm to avert burnouts.
In this case, whenever your shower overheats, it cuts all power to your shower. It’s a result of the TCO sensing the water inside your heat exchanger becoming too hot. Ergo, the TCO cuts off the electric supply to all heating elements to prevent you from getting burnt or scalded. Usually, you’ll know this happens because your shower water becomes super hot and then powers off entirely.>
Blocked Handset or Blocked Showerhead
You already know that scale build-up is a nasty foe of any household appliance. And your electric shower is no exception to the rule. So, pop-off your showerhead and handset and make sure there’s not scale or disgusting debris inside.
It’s the Changing of the Seasons
The changing weather outside can also create fluctuations in your electric shower’s water temperatures.
During the winter, your flow rate will drop substantially. And this makes sense when you consider how your shower needs to work harder to pump cold water through your home. And if you go back to the first common issue, you’ll see how your safety device might not think it’s getting enough water to heat your shower.
On the other hand, the scorching summers can cause your heat selector to overheat your water and cause the safety mechanics to cool your water as a result. In other words, you’ll get some major water fluctuations.
Enjoy Taking Showers Once Again
Your shower is a special part of your morning routine. And a bad shower only sets the steps for a bad day from there. So, make sure you’re getting this step right by averting any type of temperature fluctuation.