Anyone who has stepped out of a hot shower on a cold morning will understand why it is important to have quality heating in the bathroom. Even in homes with central heating systems, a little extra burst of heat in the bathroom can make your mornings more enjoyable.
You can also use the unit on cold days during the off season when your main system is shut down. The companies Qmark, Econo-Heat, Stelpro, Seabreeze, and Dimplex make some of the best quality bathroom wall heaters on the market.
According to galttech.com, the company Qmark makes a number of top selling wall heater models. Of these, the compact Qmark GFR1500T2 Electric Wall Heater is best equipped for bathroom applications.
According to bathheat.com, the GFR1500T2 is especially designed for small bathrooms, and can heat a space that is up to 150 square feet in size. The heater features a modern-looking steel cover, and a temperature gauge that will automatically prevent the unit from overheating.
Perhaps the most environmentally friendly bathroom wall heater on the list, the Econo-Heat, is an electric panel heater, which means it sucks cold air out of the room (from between the heater unit and the wall), and uses convection to heat it.
According to galttech.com, the Econo-Heat is easy to install, low maintenance, and uses less power than a typical computer. It works most efficiently in bathrooms that are 100 square feet or less.
According to bathheat.com, the Stelpro SILBH Electric Wall Heater features two heating options: standard, thermostat regulated fan heating at 1,200 Watts (W), and rapid, timed heating (60 minutes) at 2,000W.
While the former is designed for everyday use, the latter is perfect for taking (and getting out of) a shower, as it will heat your bathroom quickly. The SILBH, which can heat a space of up to 200 square feet, also comes with an optional, attachable towel rack, which can instantly turn your heater into a towel warmer as well.
While it may not qualify as a wall heater in the strictest sense, the Seabreeze "Off-the-Wall" Bathroom Space Heater certainly deserves some attention for its ingenuity and heating capabilities.
According to hammacher.com, you can mount the heater over any electrical socket, which eliminates the need for chords (that are standard with most space heaters), and still allows the unit to be portable (unlike standard, hard-wired wall heaters).
The 1,500W Seabreeze can generate 5,100 BTUs (British Thermal Units), and according to the above source, features an automatic shut-off device if it happens to fall off the wall.
Like the Stelpro SILBH, the Dimplex Deluxe Wall Mounted Fan Forced Bathroom Heater also features a timed, 60-minute rapid heating setting, which ups the wattage from 1,000W to 2,000W.
According to walmart.com, the Dimplex is splash resistant, easy-to-install, and comes with a frost detection setting, which will automatically turn on the heater to prevent pipes from freezing.