You’ve probably experienced this; you step out of a nice shower or bath in the morning and then the floor is freezing and the air around you is all cold. This is what happens if you don’t have a bathroom heater. Bathroom haters are a convenient way to keep your bathroom floors and the air warm. There are several different kinds of haters available in the market. The cheapest are lamp haters. Although they don’t radiate heat into the room, you feel warm when you stand beneath them. They are fine if you have a small bathroom but you can spend a little more and invest in real bathroom heaters.
Panel heaters, or wall mounted heaters are used to warm the air around you so that you don’t freeze when you step out of the shower. They are simple to install and several of the better brands come with a timer so that you can turn them on a few minutes before you take your shower and get the bathroom warm. The other kind of bathroom heaters is floor heaters; these are either mounted close to the floor or they can be free standing and they direct heat downwards towards the floor o that the floor remain warm while they are on. Heated towel rails are also available in the market. They are designed to keep your towels warm and toasty and you can also use them to warm your clothes on extremely cold days. When bathroom heaters are on, the mirror will generally demist so you may not need to buy a mirror demister specifically for your mirrors.
If you don’t want to install all these different heaters, you can buy a combo heater that spreads heat all over the bathroom. It’s designed with a fan which spreads the heat when it rotates.
Your choice of bathroom heater will depend on the size of your bathroom, the amount of heat that you require and the amount of money that you have saved for the project. The bigger your bathroom the more heaters you need so that you can warm it up sufficiently. Heaters have a wide price range, usually ranging from about $30 to hundreds of dollars. Be careful about the very cheap ones though; they may not give you sufficient heating and they break down quite easily. The best way to buy a bathroom heater is to read online reviews; there are several brands that get consistently good reviews. It is advisable that you buy a hater that’s made with energy saving technology; it isn’t just safer for the environment, you will save yourself significant amounts of money in utility bills.
If you buy a brand that needs to be wired into the main circuit of your house, it’s best to have an electrician do the installation. If you have small kids and pets, you are advised to mount heaters rather than have them free standing on the floor to reduce the possibility of an accident. Bathroom heaters are easy to maintain; all you need to do is wipe them off a few times a year and pick off any lint and small particles that may have collected on them. Because they have little or no moving parts, they rarely break down and they can last for years and years.