There are numerous sizes and styles of bathroom heaters. Wall mounted versions tend to be among the most popular, and they are very versatile and simple to install. Read on for more information about bathroom heaters, wall mounted style.
Many homeowners choose to install one of these heaters to ward off cold air on a chilly fall or winter evening. They also do a wonderful job of circulating air throughout the room in any season. It should be noted that the majority of these heating units are suitable for use in many rooms of the house, not just the bathroom.
This type of heater is probably more affordable than you realize. Not only that, it is economical to operate. Popular brands include Broan, Dimplex, Qmark, and Stelpro. It is important to choose a heater that is made specifically for the size of room it will be installed in. Buying a smaller unit in an attempt to save money on the heater itself won’t solve the problem of adequately heating the room.
For example, Stelpro offers a 1500 watt, 120 volt heater that is perfect for a small bathroom of up to 150 square feet. It takes up very little space at 6 ½ inches wide by 14 3/8 inches high. The unit is whisper quiet, features a multi-directional grille and can be mounted to the surface of (or recessed into) the wall. Both a thermostat and timer are optional and available separately.
For larger bathrooms of up to 225 square feet, Qmark offers a 2250 watt, 240 volt model that comes equipped with an automatic reset button for added safety. Also, when the room reaches the desired temperature, the fan continues to run until the heat element is cool. It features European-style round corners, heats up quickly, and requires minimal maintenance. Although this heater is quite powerful, it takes up relatively little space. It measures a compact 10 ½ inches wide by 12 ¼ inches high.
If you are in the market for a top-of-the-line heater, Stelpro offers a luxury model for your consideration. This convection heater with a built-in thermostat is as silent as they get. It features a 60 minute timer that is capable of boosting output to 2000 watts, for when you want a little extra burst of warmth.
The standard color of a heater such as this is white. However, some models are available in off-white, tan, gray, or even stainless steel and black. Expect to pay a little more for a unit that is any color other than white.
Many bathroom heaters (wall mounted) feature some type of thermal overheat protector that automatically turns the unit off if it gets too hot, for whatever reason. Some digital heaters suitable for the bathroom are remote control. This feature is especially convenient if you want to adjust the room temperature while relaxing in the tub. Depending on the range of the remote, you may be able to operate the heater from another room as well.
It is important to purchase a heating unit that is covered by some type of manufacturer’s warranty. Generally a warranty lasts anywhere from one to five years on the heating element. More expensive units sometimes come with a heating element warranty of up to 10 years.