If you haven't yet installed a ceiling heater for your bathroom, this might be the year to finally do so. Not only is it going to make you and your family more comfortable on those nippy winter mornings, it's really an investment in your home rather than an expense like a night at the movies.
Portable space heaters were never meant to be a permanent solution, and as anyone who's ever pressed up against one on a groggy morning can tell you, they do not get high points for being safe. In addition, putting source of heat so close to flammable material like towels, throw rugs and toilet paper really is asking for trouble in the long run.
An ideal type of heater to use in the bathroom is an infrared bathroom heater. Infrared bathroom heaters provide heat from a medium-wave element at a rate of 500w to 1200w and even higher depending on the model that you buy. They are capable of providing instant heat the moment they are turned on. Infrared heater heat the body itself rather than the surrounding air so as long as your body comes in range of the heater's bulb or element you will feel nicely heated. A bathroom is usually a small and enclosed space so you don't need a particularly large heater for it to heat the room effectively.
Infrared Space Heaters For Sale
It is possible to buy a top quality infrared bathroom heater choosing from a wide range of brands and models with sizes available for all bathroom sizes.
iLIVING Infrared Portable Space Heater with Dual Heating System 1500W Remote
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $117.15
PowerHeat Space Heater Infrared Quartz Cherry Finish
Time Remaining: 2h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $92.80
Portable Radiant Heater Infrared Electric Indoor Outdoor Large Space Thermostat
Time Remaining: 5h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $97.47
Dr Infrared Heater Portable Space Heater With Humidifier 1500 watt
Time Remaining: 6h
Buy It Now for only: $155.93
3 Element 1500W Quartz Infrared Electric Portable Space Heater Tower Fireplace
Time Remaining: 7h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $89.95
4 Heating Element Infrared Large Electric Portable Room Space Heater w 2 Remote
Time Remaining: 7h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $98.98
Digital Infrared Quartz Space Heater with Remote Control Timer and Wheels 1000W
Time Remaining: 7h 21m
Infrared Quartz Portable Electric Space Heater with Remote 1500 Watts
Time Remaining: 7h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $1,175.97
One good tip to save money is to bite the bullet and install your heater in the spring or summer, to take advantage of clearance sales on off-season appliances. The retailer has to make room for next year's models, but getting this year's model at a 30% to 40% discount has got to be a smart move. In addition to saving on the hardware, heating specialist contractors (if you need one for your installation) are bound to be much less busy in May or June then they will be in December or January: why not take advantage of buying the services of someone when they are a lot more willing to negotiate with you on price?
Once you have your heater in, it will be a lot more comfortable to open an exterior window slightly after you take a shower, in order to clear excess humidity from the air. It is this humidity that, over time, will create damaging mold and mildew on bathtub and tile grout-work, and even cause rot in wood trim that never gets a chance to dry completely.
Keeping the air as dry as possible is the number one reason why the ceiling here will save you money in the long run- you're avoiding an eventual visits from another contractor to tear out tile or wood damaged by dampness. On a few different levels, comfort and economy, installing a bathroom ceiling heater makes great sense.