Electric bathroom heaters can really come in handy if you live in a climate zone where harsh winters are a concern. There is a vast array of bathroom heaters to choose from, so with some attention to detail, you will surely find one to suit your individual concerns.
The first thing to consider is if you want flush mount or free standing electric heaters for bathrooms. Pay close attention to the construction of the walls in your bathroom. The advantage of wall mounted units is that they take up no floor space and can not be tipped over or bumped into. If your walls are constructed of drywall, it is fairly easy to cut out a hole for wall mounted bathroom heating units. They will also have to be wired into your home’s electric system. If you are not comfortable with electrical wiring, hire a professional electrician to do this for you. Most homeowners’ insurance policies require that the permanently mounted wall type electric bathroom heaters be professionally installed.
An old fashioned portable electric lavatory heater is an option as well. Just make sure that you place the electric heater while in use or plugged in far away from any chance of contact with water. Mixing electricity and water can be a deadly proposition! Always unplug these small portable electric heaters when not in use. Keep any materials such as shower curtains, towels or clothing from coming in direct contact with any heat source, especially electric bathroom heaters. Pets and Children too!
There is a new generation of electrical heaters for bathrooms which is revolutionizing the way we think of these devices. It is the ceramic electrical bathroom heater unit. These look like small boxes and appear to have no visible means of getting the job done, but they are remarkably efficient and superior in safety ratings. You can actually place your hand anywhere on the unit and never get burned, yet the radiant heat is cozy and efficient. These new heaters cost a bit more, but they quickly make up for the initial cost with lowered electric bills. These new ceramic electric bathroom heaters come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They can be found on the internet and generally just sit on the floor and are plugged into your home’s 110 w sockets. They also come as wall mounted units, again, get a professional electrician to do the wiring for you.
If you have particular concerns about safety, it is always best to speak with an electrical engineer or housing contractor. It is worth your family’s safety to ensure that the electric bathroom heaters which you choose will give you years of safe, comfortable warmth.