There is nothing quite like a perfectly temperatured shower to kickstart your morning or unwind after a long day. A key component to achieving this is mastering the settings of your thermostatic shower valve. Thermostatic shower valves provide a superior showering experience, allowing you to preset your preferred water temperature and maintain it consistently throughout your shower, regardless of other water usage in the household. However, from time to time, you might feel the need to adjust the settings, especially with changes in season or personal preference. If the thought of adjusting your thermostatic shower temperature seems daunting, worry not. This article aims to guide you through the process in simple, easy-to-follow steps, making temperature adjustments a breeze and enhancing your shower experience.
What You’ll Need:
- Flat head screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
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1 – First, Learn Your Shower Controls
Typically on the left-hand side, you’ll find your on/off controls. This is where you turn the water that flows out of your shower on and off. If you have a shower with multiple heads, this is also where you’ll control what head the water is released.
On the right-hand side is typically where you’ll find the temperature controls.
2 – Remove The Cover From Your Temperature Control
Using your flathead screwdriver, pop off any protective caps that are on the side of your control.
Take your Philips screwdriver and unscrew any screws that are inside your temperature control cover. This will release the cover.
You should now be able to remove this to reveal your thermostatic spindle.
3 – Adjusting The Spindle
This is where you can adjust your spindle to control whether your shower is hotter or colder. First, place the temperature control over the spindle without securing it in place. Depending on whether you’d like for your shower to be hotter or colder, turn the control in correlation to its indicators.
If your shower was too cold to begin with, turn the control to be hotter. If your shower was too hot, to begin with, turn the control to be colder.
4 – Replacing Your Temperature Control Cover
Replace any sleeves that may have come off when removing the cover. Replace your temperature control cover in the correct position where the indicators would normally belong.
Retighten the screw that you removed earlier on to secure the cover, and replace the protective cap you removed earlier on.