Cold Bathroom? Install a Bathroom Ceiling Heater

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Installing a Bathroom Ceiling Heater

When the winter season hits, your bathroom is more likely to be uncomfortably cold. A bathroom ceiling heater is the perfect way to solve the cold bathroom blues. Did you know keeping your bathroom warm can also help prevent problems with mold and mildew? Before choosing a bathroom ceiling heater, ensure that it's an adequate size for your bathroom. Consider the ventilation in your bathroom before choosing a bathroom ceiling heater. Although many bathrooms have outstanding ventilation, some will require additional help. It's possible to find bathroom heaters that include fans for ventilation, so it will be worthwhile considering these if you have a small or poorly ventilated bathroom.

Deciding how much heat you will need depends largely upon the size of the room. Ideally, a bathroom ceiling heater should provide 10 watts of power for every square foot of your bathroom. If there is no other source of heating, you should consider about 15 watts per square foot of space. The times of day you want to heat your bathroom are an important consideration when you are choosing a bathroom heater. Factors such as how quickly a particular heater will be able to warm up the room may be important in the selection process. High-powered heaters and heaters that have fans to move the warm air around the room tend to work faster.

Special consideration should be given to how the heater will be operated. If your bathroom needs to be kept warm at all times, you might want a heater that can be left on all day. Others may want a heater that can just be turned on when it is needed. A good option to think about is buying a bathroom heater that has a timer feature, so you can set it to come on automatically. (Example: Setting the timer to ensure that the bathroom will be pleasantly warm by the time you get up in the morning.)

There are a wide variety of bathroom heaters available in several outlets including your local plumbing supply or a big-box home improvement store. The most common style is fan-forced which pushes the heat down to the floor. Next is a bathroom exhaust fan with infrared bulbs, infrared heat people and objects - not air.

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