You get up in the middle of the night. Nature is calling. Your feet hit the carpeted floor as you leave the warm covers of your bed. You get to the bathroom and your feet go into shock. Why on earth did you forget your slippers. You didn’t remember how cold it can be in the bathroom, especially those freezing floor tiles. Too bad our house doesn’t have radiant heated floors like the new ones. I guess they didn’t invent them soon enough. Why is it only cold in the bathroom? It is the nature of the hard surfaces to retain the cold.
So you stop getting up in the middle of the night. You also put down an area rug but the dog thrashes about in it and it ends up in a ball in one corner. So it is practically useless. So now what. It is time to get a space heater for the bathroom. The central system in our house has ducts in the bathroom but they don’t seem to work. Maybe they were just closed tight. Opening them didn’t help. We could spend a bundle fixing the heating system but it was better to save money and get the space heater.
These little heaters are gems. They are safe as long as you don’t get them wet. They turn off automatically after so many hours so they don’t overhead. You can remove their covers and dust them off in seconds. Like fans, they tend to get very dirty. But they are worth the trouble if you want a warm bathroom. Make sure you have a convenient outlet. Some people keep them on the sink countertop so they don’t trip over them when it is dark in the middle of the night. Wherever you put it, be careful and warn the kids. This is not a toy. A bathroom doesn’t require a huge unit which makes it less cumbersome to move about in your space. They are portable so you can easily take them to a cold bedroom in the winter. I found a good spot near one wall in the bathroom near the outlet so virtually no cord was showing. It was out of harm’s way in this nook and cranny so we kept it there permanently.
Someone has to remember to turn on the unit at bedtime in deference to those who will be rising in the middle of the night. If it stays on (and you can program it how many hours), the room will also be warm in the morning when you are getting ready for your day. It is a treat to enter a warm room the first thing when you get up. Why not put a space heater in every bathroom in the house? It is practical, cost effective, and sublimely utilitarian. I bought a quality unit so be sure to do your homework before you make your purchase.