There’s nothing quite like the feel of emerging from a warm shower to a warm, cozy bathroom. The problem is, many bathrooms have inadequate heating and/or poorly placed heat sources. Remodeling can sometimes address this problem, but it’s not exactly easy or cheap to move a heating source from one corner of the bathroom to another.
Enter the modern electric baseboard heater, which is incredibly easy to install, cost effective when compared to re-arranging existing heat sources, and technologically advanced to boot. Here’s why you should consider electric baseboards when you need more heat in the bathroom.
Ease of Installation
Installing an electric baseboard is really just as easy as finding a spot and plugging it in – just make sure you have a licensed electrician to do the install. Depending on the baseboard you buy, you’ll want to check the maximum wattage and/or current draw against the specs of your existing wiring, especially if you’re adding on to an older home.
Modern electric baseboards – like the LPC Linear Convector Series – can balance heating needs and energy conservation because they have sophisticated electronics. Also, because heat rises, electric baseboards can usually heat a room more rapidly than traditional heaters, which makes them perfect for warming you up after a quick shower.
Another reason that electric baseboards are energy efficient in bathrooms, you only use them when you’re in the room. If you add another heat register to your bathroom, the problem is that the room is now heated constantly just like the rest of the house. If you add a baseboard, you just turn it on and off as needed – some of the baseboards even have a remote control.
Bathrooms are the smallest rooms in the house, and in many homes it’s hard to get in and out of the bathroom, never mind trying to dry off, dress, etc. If you want to add heat to a room that’s already small, an electric baseboard heater should be on your list – the slight shape can easily fit into small areas.
Built-in electronic mechanisms ensure that the baseboard heater will never, ever get too hot, and the sealed housing ensures that there’s no risk of water coming into contact with wiring.
To recap, electric baseboard heating is a smart, energy efficient and simple way to heat a bathroom, and considering how cost effective it is when compared to moving or augmenting an existing heat source, electric baseboards should be on every bathroom remodeling checklist. Right next to the replacement bathtub!