The golden rule for every bathroom is good lighting, appropriate ventilation, and warm, comfortable heating. And you can achieve that perfect balance with modern 3-in-1 Bathroom Heaters. Given how integral your bathroom is to your home, you want to get it just right. Today we want to discuss how to choose the right 3-in-1 bathroom heater for your home!
What is 3-in-1 Bathroom Heater?
Modern 3-in-1 bathroom units, like those from Martec, have revolutionised bathroom convenience and décor. A 3-in-1 bathroom heater is essentially a compact, all-in-one, lighting, heating and ventilation solution for your bathroom. The unit has 3 parts that operate separately. These are:
- Infrared heating bulbs that produce instant heat
- Built in exhaust to extract steam and moisture
- Perfect, ambient lighting
The Benefits of 3-in-1 Bathroom Heater
A simple and inexpensive way to add a perfect touch of luxury to your home. A 3-in-1 bathroom heater not only reduces clutter, it is simple to use and provides the best in comfort all year round. You don’t need to install a heater, a light, and an exhaust fan. Instead, you have a perfect, décor friendly unit that does the job of all three! This makes 3-in-1 bathroom units:
- Great value for money
- Easy to install
- Space saving
- The perfect all-in-one solution
How Do I Choose the Right 3-in-1 Bathroom Heater?
Modern bathroom units, like those made by Martec, come in a variety of shapes, forms and price ranges. This means you should be able to find the perfect 3-in-1 for your budget! When choosing the right one for your needs, consider these 4 important aspects:
First, you need to consider how much heat you need for the size of your bathroom. Most 3-in-1 units come in either a 2 lamp or 4 lamp configuration. Another popular option is having a single, large heat lamp that is the same as 4 standard heating lamps.
For most small bathrooms, 2 lamps are sufficient. For larger bathrooms, we recommend a 4 lamp configuration. Also consider the power of the heating lamp. The more powerful, the faster your 3-in-1 will reach the right temperature.
The second most important aspect of choosing a 3-in-1 bathroom heater is the light output. High quality units should feature LED technology as they are brighter, more energy efficient, and last far longer than traditional lighting sources. They are also perfect for the eco conscious!
3: Exhaust Fan
Having the right exhaust fan is integral to every bathroom. An exhaust fan works to draw steam and moisture out of the room, which in turn prevents the growth of mould and mildew. You want an exhaust that is not only quiet, but powerful enough to withdraw moisture from the room.
4: Colour, Size and Shape
You have worked hard to create the perfect décor for your home. So the last thing you want is a 3-in-1 bathroom heater that clashes with your meticulous design. Industry leaders, like Martec, create stunning, slimline, and sleek 3-in-1 options that suit any décor. They will also offer a range of finishes to work with your space, rather than against it. An example of popular finishes includes:
- White – perfectly blends with your ceiling, achieving a sleek, streamlined look
- Silver – a smart, stand out look perfect for industrial and modern designs, that coordinates well with tapware and bathroom hardware
But, above all, ensure that it is easy to clean and maintain!
Reduce the Running Costs of Bathroom Heating
There is nothing better than stepping into a warm and toasty bathroom – especially in winter – but it is important to keep your electricity bill in check! Here are our top 3 tips to keep your costs down!
1: You Don’t Need to Preheat!
Your 3-in-1 bathroom heater gives off radiant heat, which means they warm objects and people, rather than the air. As a result, there is no need to preheat and no risk of your exhaust system sucking away the warm air.
2: Choose the Right Size!
It is important that you choose a unit that is the right size for your space. A 3-in-1 unit that is too small with need to run longer and hard, racking up energy bills. A unit that is too big will produce too much heat, making the space uncomfortable and inconvenient. Ensure you always measure your space before buying!
3: Only Use Your 3-in-1 Heater When You are in the Bathroom!
Try to make it a habit to turn on the heater function only when you are utilising the bathroom. You don’t need to leave it on all day, or after you have finished showering. Just like lights, make sure you turn it off when not in use!
Looking for your next 3-in-1 bathroom heater, exhaust and lighting unit? Explore Martec’s wide range of industry leading appliances today or call our expert team! We are happy to guide you through the process of choosing the right option for your home!