Electric bathroom radiators and their benefits at a glance

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One of the features of electric bathroom radiators is the fact that they are not connected to the main heating system. They work independently of an existing boiler, for example. They are quick to install and commission as they only require a power supply. In contrast to typical bathroom radiators, they do not have heating water flowing through them. Instead, electric bathroom radiators have built-in heating cartridges to ensure that they heat up very quickly.


Reasons to operate bathroom radiators electrically

In addition to quick commissioning as mentioned above, there are even more reasons to operate bathroom radiators electrically. Their low purchase and installation costs are real selling points. No major building work has to be carried out for the installation of electric bathroom radiators either, which makes them ideal for retrofitting. Bathrooms in existing buildings can therefore be quickly and cost-effectively transformed into oases of wellbeing that match the thermal comfort of bathrooms in new buildings.

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Broad range of options

Furthermore, electric radiators can be used in the bathroom in many different ways. Whether as radiant heaters, towel holders or infrared heaters, these bathroom appliances are available in many designs and output stages. They can work equally well as a supplementary heater in a large bathroom or a sole heater in a rarely used guest toilet. Last but not least, electric bathroom radiators can enhance the room in many ways, as in the case of mirror heaters, for example.

Mirror heaters fulfil several tasks

Mirror heaters are usually used in the form of infrared heaters. They are characterised by their mirrored surface and can hardly be distinguished from conventional bathroom mirrors at first glance. They fulfil several functions at the same time: as electrically operated bathroom heaters, they primarily ensure that the bathroom is pleasantly warm within the shortest possible time. They do this together with an existing classic radiator, where necessary. Thanks to their highly polished surface, they also function as a reflective surface, whereby they have a decisive advantage over conventional mirrors: when you bath or shower, they hardly fog up. As the surface of a mirror heater is heated, this makes difficult for the water vapour to collect there.

Planning electric bathroom radiators correctly

Two factors are important when choosing the right electric bathroom heater: the appliance should match its intended use and the bathroom in terms of both its mode of operation and its heating output. A radiant heater for the bathroom, for example, is powerful and generates heat immediately as soon as it is switched on. However, since the heat is only localised, such an appliance is not suitable for heating over a sustained period of time. Infrared bathroom radiators are better suited because they distribute the heat differently. If the same radiant heater is used for the bathroom to temporarily support an existing radiator, it is quite possible to operate it economically. You can also find detailed information on this topic in our Guide to electric heating.

The right rated output

The heating output is crucial to ensure that the electric bathroom heating not only works economically, but also quickly achieves the required effect. If it is too low, it can take a very long time before the bathroom is pleasantly warm. Too high an output has an effect on the product dimensions. How large or how powerful the electric bathroom heater ultimately needs to be always depends on each individual. In some cases, it makes perfect sense to take several units with a small output rather than fewer units with a greater heating output. To be on the safe side, end users can also seek the expertise of a heating contractor: