Pressure Balance Vs. Thermostatic Showers Infographic from Quality Bath

Remember the days when you had to strategically plan your showers around everyone’s bathroom schedule in your home? For the most part, now you don’t have to worry if someone flushes the toilet as you’re rinsing the shampoo out of your hair. What (or who) do we have to thank for this phenomena? Pressure balance showers!

How Does A Pressure Balance Shower Valve Work?

A pressure balance valve works by maintaining an equal amount of water from the hot and cold side. Sudden changes in water pressure may reduce the water flowing from the showerhead, but the temperature will remain the same. Here’s a quick guide to help you learn more!

  • Temperature: Provides scald protection and maintains temperature within 3 degrees (+/-).
  • Volume: Can’t use more than one shower head at a time because the volume is intertwined with the water temperature.
  • Ease of use: You may have to change the temperature periodically throughout your shower to find the correct temperature.
  • Price: More cost-effective than a thermostatic shower.

Is your home ready for a pressure balance shower valve? The list of benefits is hard to pass up, and so is the installation/repair service from Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling! We are fully licensed, insured, and have many years of experience in the residential plumbing industry. If you need an experienced plumber in Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, choose Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Visit our website or Call (540) 942-2700 to schedule a service or repair.

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