Many bathroom heater light fan combos – also called 3-in-1’s, are designed to provide some ventilation as well as heating as they come with a fan built into the lamp.
Having plenty of heat in your bathroom can make using your shower or bath far more comfortable, providing an instant bust of heat that is ideal during particularly cold weather.
Below are some factors that you should keep in mind when purchasing a bathroom heater light.
Size of the room
Bathroom heater lights come in two main configurations, two lights or four lights. If you only have a small bathroom or don’t require a lot of heat, a two light configuration would be best and a lamp with four bulbs may be necessary in a larger room or if you require more or faster heating. With the four light configuration, it pays to note that it has the ability to turn on two lights at a time, so you don’t have to use all four at once if you don’t want to.
All bathroom heater light are designed to cope with steam, moisture and water that they may encounter and can generally last for about five years. However having a fan built into the lamp means it will help to spread the heat around through the room which enables the lamp to heat the whole room rather than creating a single hot spot. Having adequate ventilation in your bathroom is essential, particularly when you are using a heater in the room. Ventilation can also help prevent a build up of steam, fumes or problems with dampness in your bathroom.
Many women find that using a bathroom heater light when applying their makeup in the mirror makes it easier to see what they’re doing as the lamps are usually very bright. Some heater lights also come with a selection of extra features such as a range of different controls. One useful extra feature that you may want to look is automatic thermal cutout which can shut off the heat lamp if it becomes too hot. This will prevent overheating and the potential damage that it could create.
The position you install your heater light in needs to be chosen carefully. The lamp shouldn’t be positioned too close to any objects such as towel rails as they could become overheated. You should place the heat lamp where it will provide the most benefit as well, such as where you will be standing when you will need the heat after you have left your shower or bath.
One of the most important considerations when you are selecting the right lamp for your bathroom is the power it provides. A more powerful heater lights will be able to produce more heat and quicker than those less powerful. The number of bulbs is not the only important factor since different types of bulbs produce different amounts of power, so you should consider the watts produced by the bulbs as well as the number that are present in the lamp.
The costs of buying heater lights have decreased over time however the prices can vary a great deal as there are still some expensive versions available.
Some bathroom heater lights can be a lot louder than others. It’s worthwhile considering how loud a heat lamp is before you choose which one you want to buy. A loud lamp can really disturb your peace when relaxing in a bath, so it can be a good idea to choose a quieter lamp even if that means you have to pay more.
A regular Electrical Service and Inspection will help you avoid dangerous and costly damage to your property.
A Sharpe Electrician will conduct:
- Visual, Electrical & Thermal Testing
- Appliance Safety & Usage Testing
- Switchboard/Meter Board Inspection
- House Electrical Systems Inspection