Advantages Takes the chill off the room, doesn't take up much room
Disadvantages Not enough heat to heat up our small bathroom
Our bathroom is right at the back end of the house. The kitchen and bathroom both stick out into the garden the kitchen first then the bathroom tagged on the end, so there are two outside walls for the bathroom. We do not have any central heating and the room above the kitchen and bathroom is a spare room so not heated unless in use. This makes the bathroom one of the coldest rooms in the house.
The heater is 450w which we thought would be sufficient to heat up a tiny room so we bought it. The heater can either be stood up on the feet which come with it or it can be fixed to the wall. As we already had the hole through the wall from an old heater that used to be in there we decided to fix it onto the wall in the same space. The fixtures that came with the fire were a bit hard to work out how to do it, I cant remember exactly how it worked now, I think there was a back template with holes in that you had to mark holes onto the wall and then screw some screws in then slot the back of the fire over the screws. It sounds easier than it actually was to do what with the wall being tiled but we did it in the end.
Now to how it runs, the heater only has one setting so you cant turn it up or down, it is either on or off. We have it switched on all the time in the winter and it doesn't seem to cost much to keep it running. Does it warm the room up? Well, the answer to that is no it doesn't. It might take the chill off a bit but it certainly doesn't give out any heat. The only way you can feel any heat from it is if you stand right up close to it. I suppose it is stopping the pipes freezing and it helps to stop the damp out there. It is warm enough to have a bath if you jump in the water quick and stay under the hot water but when you get out you feel the cold. I have trouble with the cold due to my thyroid condition and I find it way too cold to have a shower with just that heater on (I can't use the bath myself due to disability). There for when I want to have a shower I have to put my gas oven on full and leave the bathroom door open and even then I have to be quick and get my dressing gown on me when I get out.
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Would I recommend this heater? I suppose it would be ok if you have a newer house that is insulated a bit better and your bathroom is upstairs and the house a bit more heated, or may be if you want it in a small bedroom or spare room, but it is not sufficient to heat our bathroom and once we have a bit more money we will be buying a better one to replace it.
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