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There's a lot of debate about hot showers versus cold ones. At least in all our differences, there is one thing we can agree on bathroom conditions have got to be right. If you're cold-blooded (or enjoy your washroom feeling like a sauna), you need a good bathroom heater.
Being warm isn't only about physical comfort-- being warm is an emotional state! As important as it is to be thoughtful with your bathroom accessories, it's also a major key to consider your shower room temperature. There are so many different heater types, but you can get started with these suggestions.
Best Bathroom Heaters
If you're concerned that adding electric appliances to your bathroom is a risky choice, let the Lasko portable heater ease your mind. Over 2,300 reviewers say that it's a five-star piece of safety & warmth.
Lasko comes equipped with an ALCI switch, which is a safety feature that manages overheat protection in your small spaces. It will automatically shut the electric heater down (in a fraction of a second) in case of any overheating issues. That said, the 1500-watt ceramic heating function really pumps.
If you're looking for low-profile designs, then the Stiebel Eltron should be up to your taste. Keep in mind before starting DIY-ing: this heating system will require a bit of electric home improvement (fishing cables, hardwiring-- you know, the casual stuff).
Once it's mounted, you can have all the warm air you need. Like other bathroom space heaters, the German-engineered Stiebel uses ceramic and copper heating elements to warm up and is incredibly quiet. The thermostat can reach 86 degrees over 600 square feet. Sounds toasty!
This one isn't a portable space heater either, but installation isn't too tricky. The Broan-NuTone small bathroom heater can be surface mounted or recessed, whatever your choice.
The small heater packs a punch. Although there is a 500-watt heater, the beefed-up model has a lubricated motor that converts 1000W of electricity at 240VAC. That's jargon-speak for: this bathroom fan pushes high heat. A built-in thermostat knob makes controlling the heat settings a breeze.
4. GreenTech Environmental pureHeat 2-in-1 Space Heater & Air Purifier - Air Cleaner for Home, Office Desk, Bedroom, Bathroom More - Safe Heating and Simple to Use - Includes Remote Control
Alright, back to the portable convection models. The GreenTech comes with an ETL safety plug and automatic overheat protection. There is also an automatic shut-off switch for tip-over protection.
I don't love the price, but as far as heater reviews go, the energy-saving aspects end up making up for the cost. Plus, this is a combo-appliance: it heats the air and purifies whatever comes out from your exhaust fan. Energy-efficient and multifunctional, with a 3-year warranty. Checks all my boxes.
5. Oscillation Portable Bathroom Heater with IP21 Waterproof, 1500W Portable Ceramic Space Heater with Adjustable Thermostat, Fast Heating, Ideal for Living Room Bedroom Office Washroom Use
Like the Lasko, this model of bathroom heaters is portable and equipped with an ALCI plug that sets safety as the first concern. The electric space heater's high anti-condensation rating and movability make it perfect for your bathroom space. This reviewer says it best:
Try one of these space heaters to keep things toasty!
This post was originally published on May 29, 2021.