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Created On: 05 November 2012 06:16 PM
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 05 November 2012 06:16 PM
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Anyone know of a decent bathroom heater. I have tried those useless Dimplex 2kw downheaters which give out no heat. Anything more powerful out there. It's for an elderly man. Thanks
 05 November 2012 06:50 PM
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The panel heaters from dimplex do a good job.


http://www.dimplex.co.uk/produ...ical_specification.htm

The are also IPX4 rated
 05 November 2012 09:12 PM
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I was thinking of the downflow type but Dimplex seem to be the only manufacturers and there doesn't seem to be anything above 2kw. Thanks anyway.
 05 November 2012 10:26 PM
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Is it a particularly large bathroom, or a badly insulated home? I've installed a lot of the Dimplex fan heaters and they seem to do the job.
 06 November 2012 09:48 AM
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 06 November 2012 10:57 AM
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Well as Dimplex are saying over and over again at the moment, electric heaters are all 100% efficient, 2kW in 2kW out.

Heat dispersion is a different thing though, so the perceived comfort level may be different in different parts of the room. As already said if the bathroom is large it may need more power or for the heater to be on longer prior to use. Also make sure you have the Dimplex heater set to 2kW, they have a switch inside that can set to either 2kW or 1kW.
 06 November 2012 01:47 PM
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Its a very badly insulated victorian house.
 06 November 2012 07:02 PM
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How about an electric underfloor mat? The kit is quite inexpensive now and the cost of laying tiles may well be offset by the savings in power required to make the rooom comfortable for him.

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 06 November 2012 07:02 PM
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How about an electric underfloor mat? The kit is quite inexpensive now and the cost of laying tiles may well be offset by the savings in power required to make the rooom comfortable for him.

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 06 November 2012 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by: frspikeyhead
Its a very badly insulated victorian house.

In which case, assuming the bathroom is on the 1st floor, it may be worth putting some proper insulation over the bathroom. Horrible job I know, but conserving the heat rather than blasting out more might be the answer here.
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