Our Picks for the Best Electric Bathroom Wall Heaters

By | August 20, 2023

Top Electric Bathroom Wall Heaters
During the winter, many bathrooms are not as warm as they could be.

Often space heaters are used in a bathroom to heat a space but are not ideal bathroom heaters.

While space heaters will work in a pinch, they can get in the way and, depending on where they are placed, and may be a hazard.

One of the best heaters to warm up a bathroom and get rid of the space heaters is to use wall units that stay up out of the way.

Wall heater units are ideal since they are out of the way, low cost, and the preferred method for many.

There are many units available, with some of our favorite options below.

As always, be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

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Our Picks for Best Electric Bathroom Wall Heaters

  1. Broan Wall Heater
  2. Available Here on Amazon

    Flat-panel wall heaters are a great option to heat up any space while staying up out of the way.

    Electric units are the easiest to set up since they only need to be hung on a wall and plugged in.

    These types of units don’t put out a lot of heat but a steady warmth that helps maintain the temperature in a room.

    This steady heat source helps bring down electrical costs compared to electric space heaters used with heavy up and down spikes.

  3. Broan Wall Heater
  4. Available Here on Amazon

    Electric space heaters that use elements can also be bought that fit into a wall.

    A small section of the bathroom wall will need to be cut out, and the unit fit into place.

    Since a hole needs to be cut in the wall and electrical run, this makes them more difficult to flat panel heaters to set up.

    While more difficult to set up, they put out much more heat when needed and warm up a space quickly.

    The Broan 174 is one such unit that puts out 750-1500 Watt and uses 120 Volt AC.

    It has a built-in thermostat to regulate the temperature.

  5. Cadet Energy Plus Wall Heater
  6. Available Here on Amazon

    The Cadet Energy Plus is a popular wall unit that has its own built-in thermostat.

    Like most units, It will need a hole cut into the wall and electrical run for installation.

    The unit is very quiet while operating, making it nice to have in some scenarios.

  7. Cadet Manufacturing 79241
  8. Available Here on Amazon

    This unit has a unique older style wall heater look.

    There is no built-in thermostat but a simple on/off switch.

    It works the same as a standard space heater with elements that get hot and put out heat.

    Electric wall units have a huge advantage over space heaters as they are out of the way mess-free.

Installing an eclectic heating wall unit does take some skills, but most home DIY types can often install a unit.

Of course, if in doubt, be sure to call a professional.

How To Install an Electric Bathroom Wall Heater Overview

  1. A Hole for the unit may need to be cut out of a wall.
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  3. Electric will need to be run to the unit often from the closest outlet. With a little pre-planning running power to the unit can make the installation a lot easier.
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  5. Connect the wiring and use screws to hold the unit in place.
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Choosing the right style electric wall heating unit for your home goes a long way in how the end result will look.

Since every home is different, it will no doubt be a personal choice of what the design type is.

Wall heater units are installed by cutting a hole in the wall and running electrical to it. While it is not difficult to install a wall unit, always hire a professional when in doubt.

Flat-panel wall units are much simpler to install and simply hang on a wall without any cutting.

Each breaker in a home can only take a set load before a breaker trips and turns off the outlets it is supplying. Most breakers supply power to 3-5 outlets and lights per breaker.

This will need to be taken into account as not to overload a breaker making it shut off the power.

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About Aaron H. Benetti

Aaron H. Benetti an HVAC technician who has worked in the field since 1991. He began his career as an HVAC installer and later began doing troubleshooting and repairs. Around 2010, he began to write books on HVAC topics, mainly tutorials and how-to information. Currently, Aaron works as an HVAC tech and also writes many articles and posts for websites as well as books and videos on HVAC topics.

One thought on “Our Picks for the Best Electric Bathroom Wall Heaters

  1. Paul Aviles

    I replaced our bathroom wall heater with a forced air unit. It will warm the bathroom but when you get out of the shower the air from the fan feels cold. You must turn it off. Used to have a heater with no fan but two wire electrodes that would get glowing hot. This heater would warm the bathroom in no time. But I can no longer find this type of wall heater. Any ideas?


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