1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Anyone have bathroom exhaust fan with a heater?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by gzecc, May 16, 2013.

  1. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,035
    Loc:
    NNJ
    Need a fan in the bathroom. Is it worth getting one with a heater or keep using the electric heater turned on all night?

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    6,568
    Loc:
    Philadelphia
    I've always had them. Good for a quick warm-up of a cold bathroom before the AM shower.

    Make sure your circuit can handle the load.
  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    29,153
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Don't have them in this house. Wish I did. Every other house we have had they were in the bathrooms and I miss'em.
  4. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    558
    Loc:
    Palmer, MA
    Just put a new one in my bathroom to replace the old one that sounded like a c-5 idleing. I love it as it warms up the bathroom quickly and is nice to stand under while drying off.
  5. heat seeker

    heat seeker Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,131
    Loc:
    Northern CT
    If the circuit can't handle the load, they make fans with infrared heat lamps that work pretty well. They'll heat you, not the air.
    Joful likes this.
  6. daveswoodhauler

    daveswoodhauler Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,847
    Loc:
    Massachusetts
    We had one in our prior home and we loved it. Used to turn in on for about 2 minutes before taking my showing in the morning, and it was great.
  7. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    7,162
    Loc:
    Salem NH
    Hello

    I put in a Sun Lamp & Heat Lamp combo with squirrel cage exhaust blower. The squirrel cage exhaust blower works well for venting. The vent goes thru flex aluminum to the end of the house for proper exhausting. Exhausting to the soffits is a big NO-NO ! Then I put in a reversible fan with a heating coil behind it. When it blows down the coil heats to blow warm air. That works well. It also blows up for exhausting to the outside.

    I could not decide to put these on a timer or have full manual operation so I put in a toggle to select either timer or manual. Any combo of lights or fans can be put on the timer and they will all shut off automatically. Nice to have next to the wall hair drier when getting out of the whirlpool! :)

    Above the controls is the house intercom of course!

    If you would like a custom wire diagram for whatever you put in, I can help. :)

    Attached Files:

  8. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Messages:
    6,568
    Loc:
    Philadelphia
    Holy switch bank, Batman! "Naked unit to Houston, initiating shower sequence in T-minus..."
    billb3, Frozen Canuck and woodgeek like this.
  9. Frozen Canuck

    Frozen Canuck Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2009
    Messages:
    858
    Loc:
    North central Alberta, Canada
    :eek: Electrical code must be quite different in NH.
    UMainah likes this.
  10. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    A timer with a hold function wouldn't suffice?

    Is this in the shed? :p ;)
  11. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,704
    Loc:
    northern massachusetts
    the bathroom fans with heat are usually 1500 watts. in a normal size bathroom that about three times the size required for the bath and if you leave it on all night it will transform your bathroom to a sauna. and your electric bill will go to the moon. besides those type heaters a not designed to be left on like that put in a 500 baseboard heater with thermostat and call it a day. and keep in mind that if that is your only heat for that bath because it is cold in there then if you put on the heater and leave to door open and the rest of the house is cool that little heater will be trying to heat the rest of the house and never shut down, but it is still the way to go.

Share This Page