It’s the time of year where we start to think about heating our bathrooms. It’s not a complicated task, but there are some things to consider when doing so.
If you live in an apartment or condo with a communal bathroom, you may already have a central heating system installed. If this is the case, then all you need to do is make sure that all of your utilities are turned off and then turn on the heat!
If this is not the case, then you will need to purchase a bathroom heating system or electric radiator for your bathroom. These are relatively inexpensive and can be used for years before needing to be replaced.
1. Install a Radiant Heat Floor Heating System
Radiant heat systems are the most common type of heating system for bathrooms. They work by using the air in your bathroom to create a convection current, which heats up the room. This can be done through a radiant floor heating system or a radiant panel system. A radiant floor heating system works by putting heating elements into your floors, while a radiant panel system uses panels that heat up and cool down very quickly as they move around your bathroom walls.
2. Use a timer
If your bathroom is on the smaller side, you may want to consider investing in a timer for your shower. The best way to use a timer is to set it to turn on at a specific time and then turn off when you leave. This will allow you to take a warm bath before bed and still have hot water when you wake up in the morning.
3. Get creative with your heating source
If you don’t have a timer, or aren’t able to use one, there are other ways of getting the same effect without having to run down the stairs every morning to turn on and off your heater. For example, if you have an electric heater that can be turned on remotely via WiFi connection, this could work well for you. You could also try using a space heater for this purpose, though these tend to be more expensive than electric heaters and may not be as efficient at heating up large spaces (especially if they’re located in a lower level room).
4. Insulate the Walls
The first step is to insulate the walls. The easiest way to do this is by using a spray foam insulation material called polyurethane foam board. This can be found at most home improvement stores or online. It is easy to install and very effective at keeping heat in during the winter months when there isn’t much natural light entering the room.
The most important thing for your bathroom is to keep the water temperature constant. If it’s too hot, it will take longer to heat up and can cause mold and mildew in the walls.
5. Use a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are an easy way to save money on your utility bills while still being able to control the temperature of your home when needed. They have several settings ranging from cool to hot and even have a “sleep” mode that allows you to set it so that it turns off when not in use so that it doesn’t use energy unnecessarily.
6. Use Less Water
If you want to be more eco-friendly in your home, then water conservation is an important step towards that goal. To help prevent leaks in your pipes and save money, use cold water when possible. Try using cool tap water instead of hot tap water during showers or baths to reduce the amount of hot water used by up to 90%. If you use warm tap water during showers or baths, use a low flow shower head that allows less than 6 gallons per minute (gpm), which will save approximately half an inch of water per minute!