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Best Bathroom Heaters 2018 – Ultimate Buying Guide

LATEST UPDATE ON: April 11, 2018 Bryan Macklin LEAVE A COMMENT

Looking for a good bathroom heater for your home? We all know that having a cold bathroom is uncomfortable to be in, as well as the fact that freezing tiled floors on bare feet is not the most ideal, either.

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That said, having an excellent heater for the bathroom is the best way to go, in order to ensure that your experiences showering, brushing your teeth, and using the toilet remain comfortable. In this buying guide, we will give you some of our top bathroom heater products to consider installing in your home. Pretty soon, you can take a shower without having to worry about the temperature!

5 Best Bathroom Heaters 2018

Stiebel Eltron CK 15E 120-Volt 1500-Watts Wall Mounted Electric Fan Heater

With a surface-mounted feature that can be placed just about along any wall in the home, Stiebel Eltron’s electric fan heater is easy to install and is able to be placed over old, even outdated ones. From the bathroom to the kitchen, this heater can be installed anywhere.

Besides having neutral, but complementary aesthetic design, this electric fan heater also is small so that it does not take up too much space in the house. Even further, it is effective in warming up cold floors with its down-draft feature, so that you will not have to worry about stepping on freezing tiles when you wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

When operated, this electric heater emits little to no noise, thereby giving you peace of mind when going about your daily activities around the household. They also have a built-in thermostat and quality control to ensure that your house is at a desirable temperature.

Upon buying the Stiebel Eltron heater, we found that it was remarkably easy to install, without needing to bring in a professional to do so. We also appreciated the fact that we could set it up against the wall, instead of having to climb a ladder to install it on the ceiling. It was amazingly quiet when in use, and also warmed up the room in no time flat!

However, we wished that the product had come with a ½-inch electrical clamp for wiring, as we had to purchase it separately. It also heats up smaller rooms faster than in larger, spacious ones (we had set it up in our basement).

Pros:

  • Easy to install.
  • Can be mounted to a wall rather than a ceiling, which is less of a hassle.
  • Little to no noise when in operation.

Cons:

  • Does not come with an electrical clamp for installation.
  • Heats up smaller spaces better than larger ones.

Panasonic FV-11VQ5 WhisperCeiling 110 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan

With a power rating of 120 volts and approval from the Home Ventilation Institute (HVI), Panasonic’s ceiling-mounted fan is powered by a motor-blower that has a consistent, continuous run, and has a permanent lubricant inside of it for smooth operation.

Additionally, it is coated with rust-proof paint, thereby slowing down the machine’s wear and tear over time. It also comes with features to avoid backdraft from happening, i.e. outside air from getting through the fan and into your home.

We got Panasonic’s heater fan and put it into good use shortly after. The installation process was a bit tricky, considering that it needed to be set up on top of the ceiling. However, once it was finally installed, it was working beautifully. We also appreciated the “Whisper” feature, in which makes the heater fan virtually silent when in use.

At the same time, we would have liked for the product to produce better airflow; we still had condensation forming on the bathroom mirrors after showers, so more ventilation would have been preferable.

Pros:

  • Has motor lubricant to keep the machine running smoothly and for a long time.
  • Has some features to prevent backdraft of outside air from coming through the fan.

Cons:

  • Installation process is difficult, especially since it’s ceiling-mounted.
  • Airflow could use some improvement.

Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater

Lasko’s ceramic heater comes with a variety of features, from watt settings that range from 900 to 1500 watts, as well as a fan-only option to help better circulate the room when it gets too stuffy inside.

Even further, you can also choose either to operate it manually or let it self-regulate. It also comes with an automatic overheat protection to ensure that it does not create problems for your safety, and also comes with an adjustable thermostat for better quality control.

At only four pounds, this ceramic heater is definitely lightweight and can be moved around anywhere in the house whenever it is cold, from the bathroom to the office to even under your desk (that is, if your feet get cold!).

We got Lasko’s ceramic heater and found it extremely easy to install, as it does not require it to be mounted against a wall or ceiling. It is also small and portable, so it can be easily slipped under the table for warming up your feet and legs during cold winter nights.

On the other hand, it tends to be noisier, as the sound emitted from it is audible when sleeping at night. In addition, it takes about an hour for the heater to warm up by 10 degrees, and admittedly, it could be quicker.

Pros:

  • Has a fan-only option to allow better circulation in the room.
  • Consists of an adjustable thermostat for quality control.
  • Lightweight and portable.

Cons:

  • Tends to be noisy when operating.
  • Takes some time to warm up a room.

Holmes Digital Bathroom Heater Fan

This particular bathroom heater fan from Holmes is a good item to have, especially when it comes to having a naturally-cold bathroom in the house. It contains a pre-heat timer which can heat up the bathroom beforehand, so by the time you enter the room, it will be nice and warm.

At the same time, it has digital controls that can be easy to adjust, so that you can keep your bathroom at an ideal temperature. Furthermore, it comes with a digital thermostat and timer-clock to set up to turn on or off whenever you are in the room or out of it, respectively.

Holmes’ bathroom heater fan is wall mountable, and also comes with an ALCI plug that is safe to use even in wet areas, so you will not need to worry about any dangers when getting ready in the bathroom! There is also an auto-safety shut off feature, in the case it is needed.

When we bought Holmes’ bathroom heater fan, we were surprised at how light it was (less than four pounds). Mounting it to the wall was a piece of cake, and pretty soon, we were able to use it shortly thereafter. The digital controls were a nice touch (literally) as well.

Although we appreciate its small size, it is necessary to be careful when operating on moderate to high levels constantly, as it can really shorten the bathroom heater’s lifespan. While we have not had issues yet, other users might find the fan to stop operating after a few months due to high use.

Pros:

  • Has a pre-heat timer to heat up the bathroom before you use it.
  • Contains digital controls for easy temperature and timer adjustments.
  • Comes with an ALCI plug that is safe to use even in wet places.

Cons:

  • Lifespan is relatively short, especially when constantly on high settings.

Broan 655 Heater and Heater Bath Fan with Light Combination

Broan’s heater fan consists of a powerful 1300-watt configuration that allows for the room to be heated not only quickly, but also distributed evenly throughout. It also has a 100-watt light capacity, so that you can navigate the room better when it is dark at night.

It also can do the job of evacuating moisture from places like the bathroom, which tend to have more water and steam up from showering and other activities. That said, preventing the room from getting too wet is ideal, as to avoid mold and peeling paint; Broan’s heater fan just does the trick!

Both of us bought this heater fan together, and did not have much problem with installing it. The 1300-watt heating feature was just what we needed for our home, for it warmed it up quickly and efficiently.

Unfortunately, the heater is quite loud when in use and at times the noise was bothersome when trying to concentrate on work and chores. If you do not mind some noise and vibration in your house, then Broan’s heater fan is not a bad choice for you.

Pros:

  • Has a powerful 1300-watt heater to warm up your room quickly and evenly.
  • Evacuates moistures from the room to prevent mold from forming. 

Cons:

  • Can be quite noisy, thereby distracting to home activities and chores.

Conclusion

If your bathroom tends to be cold at night or during winter months, then you do not have to suffer through it. By buying a bathroom heater, you can ensure that your bathroom will be warm and bearable to use whenever you step inside. Consider getting one today!

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