It’s a great idea to have your bathroom complete with a 3-in-1 heater. The installation of a 3-in-1 Bathroom heater with exhaust fan and light unit in your bathroom is an essential for keeping your family, guests and yourself happy and warm all winter long.The installation of the heater/fan/light combination for a practical and comfortable bathroom addition is popular in many different homes due to its efficiency and convenience. Compared to having separate light, exhaust and heat fittings, the 3-in-1 unit is an excellent alternative as it provides a simple and clean look and is extremely energy efficient, using much less energy than the former methods.
Why you need to install/ upgrade a 3-in-1 unit this winter:Bathrooms are constantly becoming more of a statement where home owners can select beautiful fixtures and fittings and design a room they love to be in. Unfortunately, it is not enough for bathrooms just to be beautiful, they also have to be functional and meet the standards. Bathroom heating is a must-have for any bathroom no matter how new or old it is as it keeps your room comfortable especially in the winter season.In the past people have opted to use an exhaust fan when they began to see steam in the bathroom. This often meant that they would have two fixtures in their ceiling, a light and an exhaust fan. The combination of the fan and light reduces the required installation and is often combined with heating globes for extra comfort.
- The first thing to figure out is how strong you need the exhaust fan to be in order to extract all the moisture in the air is to measure your room. You will need to measure the length, width and height of your room and then multiply those numbers together (LxWxH). Then you want to take this number and times it by 15, which is the average number of air changes needed per hour. For example an average sized bathroom which is 2m X 3m X 2.7m = 16.2m3 X 15 = 243. This simply means you want an exhaust fan with a minimum airflow of 243m3 per hour. Anything with a higher airflow will be even better in your room. This is just a very rough calculation, talk to your electrician or call us for more information.
- If there is excess steam build up in your bathroom – you may need a stronger fan.
- The heating globes of 3-in-1 units produce heat which is felt directly below the unit. This type of globe does not heat up the entire room but rather creates a warm light that is felt below the unit. There is no need to have the heat on before using the bathroom, which actually may waste energy.
- Always make sure your exhaust fan is rated for bathroom use where it may be exposed to moisture and steam.
- Ensure you contact a registered electrician to install your unit. This is imperative for your own safety as well as to uphold the warranty.