Bathroom heat – brands and ?
We’re remodeling our bathroom. The 6′ by 8′ room is outside the heated area of the house, and we’ve been using one of those little electric wall heaters with a fan. We’re considering two approaches to heat – possibly using both, rather than one or the other.
One is below-the-tile electric heat. Best price so far is Easy Heat, from a local supplier; second best from a company in Chicago that does a lot of DIY sales. We’ve only got 16 square feet of tile surface to work with after filling the rest with shower, cabinets, and toilet, and the Chicago company’s sales guy speculates that this may be insufficient for the sole heat source in our climate (California North Coast, technically Mediterranean, but lots of sub-freezing mornings in the winter, often enough down into the 20s, sometimes into the low 20s or rarely teens).
Any thoughts appreciated.
The other possibility is another forced-air electric heater. The remodel leaves limited wall space, so we’re considering a toe kick (aka kickspace) heater instead of a wall heater.
Any feedback on positives and negatives of toe kick heaters appreciated. In particular, if it’s below the vanity, will my toes get cooked when I’m shaving?
Several brands available: Myson, Broan, King. The best price is King, from a local home improvement center. I’ve never heard of King, but its website claims 45 years in the business. Any advice on reliability and parts availability for this brand?