Infrared Bathroom Heater

For decades, bathroom heaters have been associated with mechanical noise and continual moisture-related problems. From steam entering the heater itself – often coming from a piping hot bathtub, to water splashing onto the heater accidentally, there are hundreds of potential accidents just waiting to occur in the standard bathroom heating set-up. It’s dangerous, irritating, and often annoyingly loud.

While the solution has historically been to use a radiant heater – a small heater that directs heat in a single direction – this solution has some serious downsides. The first is that it’s generally incapable of heating an entire bathroom, instead sending hot air in just one direction. The second is again just a safety concern, with the potential of water entering the heater a very real and deadly possibility.

It’s easy to think, then, that there’s no solution. So easy, in fact, that many people do. But there is an easy solution for bathroom owners, one that’s neither as expensive nor as difficult as you might just imagine. It’s an infrared bathroom heater – a new type of heater that’s silent, effective, and capable of heating an entire room without any ‘pockets’ of heat, any unwanted noise, or any safety concerns.

Infrared heaters have been used in commercial buildings for quite some time, and have since grown into a fairly common fixture in the home. Due to their relatively small construction and efficient yet very advantageous heat generation, they’re now one of the most popular types of heater. Every year, hundreds of thousands of homeowners opt to purchase their own for the lounge, office, or kitchen.

Now, they’re also a common sighting in the bathroom, largely due to their sound-free and incredibly safe nature. Infrared bathroom heaters use special rays to heat both people and the room without the pockets of heat, often uneven pockets of heat, produced by a standard heater. They’re also silent – an incredibly helpful feature that’s almost always absent on traditional fan or bar-based home heaters.

Infrared bathroom heaters are controlled similarly to a standard heater, with wattage-based settings controlling how much heat will be sent into a room, and how it will be distributed. Many users will opt to fill their rooms with warm air relatively gradually, using an infrared heater on the low setting – generally around 600 watts – to do so, all the while spending relatively little on their power bill.

Others may prefer to heat their rooms quickly and efficiently, using the medium or high strength on their infrared bathroom heater to do so. Most infrared bathroom heaters offer one of three settings – a low-power setting, which is usually between five and six-hundred watts; a medium setting, which generally falls around one-thousand watts, and high-heat settings, of up to two-thousand watts.

These settings, despite differing greatly in the amount of heat that’s produced, aren’t all that costly to use. An infrared bathroom heater may cost as little as ten cents per hour to operate at its modest settings, allowing even the most frugal user to warm their bathroom. This is because of the highly efficient heating system used by most infrared heaters – one that’s not all that costly to operate.

That said, the initial cost of purchasing an infrared bathroom heater can often be quite high. Smaller heaters are priced in line with larger radiant air heaters, making them a difficult purchase to justify – despite their cost-cutting potential. Large infrared heaters can quickly increase in price as their size and power output grows, making an entire-house heating plan quite an expensive proposition.

However, it’s important to look at the long-term cost of using an infrared bathroom heater. While it may cost more to buy an infrared heater than one of its alternatives, the long-term costs may be just a fraction of those racked up by a radiant air or fan heater. It may, in many cases, often be much less expensive to use a payment plan for your infrared heater than to purchase a ‘cheaper’ other model.

This long-term cost efficiency, combined with the massive heating potential of most infrared heater units, makes them a fantastic choice for homeowners and commercial users alike. With models that truly define ‘thin’ available, outfitting your bathroom is both stylish and enjoyable with an infrared heater, often significantly more so than it would be to install another noisy, low-end fan heater.

So when you’re next searching for a new bathroom heater, keep the modern infrared option in mind and remember that it may end up costing you less in the long-term. There’s more to heating than the initial costs alone, and it only takes one power bill to justify the initial cost of an infrared bathroom heater. For cost efficiency, quick heating, and bathroom silence, it’s truly the only option.

This Infrared Bathroom Heater Review is Written/Updated on Oct 8th, 2011 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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