What is the difference between a mixer tap and a thermostatic mixer tap?


The difference lies simply in the fact that you will need to adjust the temperature with each use in the case of pressure-balanced mixers.

As for thermostatic mixers, once the temperature is chosen, it will remain the same with each use, unless you adjust it again.


Obligations to comply with

The Quebec plumbing code forces manufacturers to use pressure-balanced valves for shower faucets. For example, if someone flushes the toilet, the shower temperature will remain the same.

All plumbing equipment in the mixer category must, according to the building code law, have valves that regulate the water temperature. 

Two interesting choices

So, whether it is a pressure-balanced mixer or a thermostatic valve mixer, you will be protected against abrupt changes in water temperature.

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