Last updated: January, 2018

Space Heaters for Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be especially chilly when it's cold outside however most space heaters are unsafe to use in damp or wet areas like your bathroom or a laundry room, leaving homeowners with the choice of dealing with the chilly air or having a heater or heater/fan installed in a wall or ceiling..

The portable heaters on this page have features which allow them to be advertised as safe for use in bathrooms.

Appliances used in a bathroom should have either an ALCI or GFI or GFCI plug. An ALCI (Appliance Leakage Current Interrupter) plug is a ground fault current interrupter designed to prevent electrical shock. If it senses a short circuit, it it immediately cuts off power to the heater. A GFI (aka GFCI) plug stands for ground fault circuit interrupter - it cuts off power if it detects current flowing someplace where it is not supposed to go, such as through water.

Another safety feature you might find is IDCI - immersion detection current interruption - which cuts off power if the device is immersed in water.

For additional heater safety, always read the product manual and be sure to follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

 

 

Make/Model Specs Features Price Range
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Single setting max heat output, digital thermostat, 1500 watts. Noise maxiumum 60 dB at 1.5 meters. Bathroom-safe ALCI plug. 10 x 12.8 x 8 inches, weighs 3.5 lbs.

 

Digital thermostat, clock and timer. Overheat protection, cool-to-touch housing. Use the timer to pre-heat the bathroom. Free standing or wall mountable. 1 year warranty.

Also available in a 2-pack.

$50-$60

1500 watts, ALCI plug for bathroom safety. ETL listed. Compact size - 6" x 6" x 7.7", 4 lbs.

Easy-to-use push button controls, 1 hr shutoff, overheat protection, self-regulating ceramic element, compact design, high and low settings. Heats up to 225 sq feet.

Also perfect for laundry rooms, small bedrooms cubicles or workspaces.

3 year limited warranty.

$35-$50
.1000-1500 watts, delivers up to 5120 BTUs of heat. Measures 9.5" x 8" x 4".

Patented ThermaFlo technology saves on electricity. Quiet operation. Tipover shutoff, cool-touch housing, back up heat fuse. Two speed controls - 1000 and 1500 watts. Auxilliary outlet can power small appliances when heater is on low speed,.Bracket for optional wall mounting.

2 year warranty.

$55-$70

Up to 1500 watts of power heats up to 150 sq feet. GFI plug for safety. IP21 certified against drips and condensation.

10.5" x 8.3" x 13.3", weighs 4.2 lbs.

Foot pedal activated oscillation, anti-freeze setting, 3 power settings, adjustable thermostat, 24 hr timer. Safe to use in bathroom, laundry, workspace, office or bedroom.

 

$62-$80

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