Pros and Cons of Wall Mounted Bathroom Heater
If you have suffered this season with a colder than the desired bathroom you may have started investigating some bathroom heater wall mounted design options. There is wall mounted, baseboard, ceiling mounted, portable, and bulb-style heaters.
So you may have narrowed down your option and are now thinking, hmm… bathroom wall heater – Good Idea or Bad Idea?
After all, you do like your walls and never originally had the intention of cutting into the sheetrock to disturb anything. On the other hand, recessed, flush, wall mounted bathroom heaters could be the answer you’ve been looking for. It’s a space saving, convenient and best of all, a WARM solution to your icy cold bathroom situation.
Things to Be Considered
Before we get into the pros and cons of a bathroom heater wall mounted design, let looks at some other options that you may have considered.
Baseboard heaters are an alternative choice but they are low to the ground and let’s face it, not everyone is super neat when it comes to not throwing clothes on the floor. So if the thought of clothes potentially coming in contact with a baseboard heater and potentially getting damaged, is not your thing, we may be able to rule this option out. Unless of course you can give your family a crash course in good housekeeping and convince them to tidy up.
Ceiling mounted heaters are just as space saving as wall mounted, but particular restrictions on recommended ceiling height. If you have very high ceilings or non-standard ceilings such as the cathedral or other uniquely shaped ceilings, the heater may be too high to be helpful.
Most ceiling mounted units are meant for ceilings of standard 8 foot height. Since heat rises, a ceiling mounted until 14 feet up in the air may result in no heat getting down to floor level where you are shivering cold waiting for heat relief from your new heater.
Now let’s evaluate your first choice and ponder your original question, which is – bathroom heater, wall mounted – Good Idea or Bad Idea?
- Neat, compact design
- Does not detract from available floor space in your bathroom
- Fits flush with your wall with an attractive cover.
- Heat is discharged from the wall mounted unit at a level that allows the heat to reach you quickly and rapidly heats up your bathroom.
- Bathroom Heater Wall Mounted designs may be installed away from sinks and shower so no worry of water infiltrating the unit.
- Built in thermostat and timer makes this unit energy efficient since you can decide when and how long to turn them on.
- Professional installation is required to wire the electrical hook up. (although honestly, this would be needed with other units as well such as a ceiling or baseboard units)
- You will need to cut a hole into your sheet-rock or plaster wall to flush mount the unit.
- If the unit fails to operate over time, you will need to replace the unit with a similarly sized unit to fit the hole in the wall.
- Bathroom Heater Wall Mounted Design Seems Like A Very Viable Choice
Clearly, it seems the Pros outweigh the Cons unless the thought of cutting your sheetrock is a deal breaker. Remember why you are doing this – your bathroom is freezing cold and you want to heat and want it fast before you get out of the shower. Sheetrock can also be repaired if needed. So you now have an answer to your good question “bathroom heater, wall mounted – good idea? or a bad idea?” A wall mounted bathroom heater is a great space saving, economical solution that gives you heat when you want it, where you want it. So go for it and achieve the warmth you crave.