Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Transplanted Wife Approved !!!
We've been trying to find a solution to our cold Master Bathroom for some time. It seemed we settled on using either a small space heater, or a wall mounted flat panel heater. One day I was browsing through a search on Bathroom and Kitchen style heaters and came across this heater. The style and function of this heater seemed to be what we were looking for.
After reading through the specs and reviews of all related Kick Space heaters, I decided upon this brand and model. I know about the Broan name and their reputation for quality products, unlike some of the other manufactures of similar heaters I've never heard of. The majority of owners reviews were favorable, and I didn't come across anything that owners negatively mentioned that steered me away from this model. I would tend to chalk up a few of the negative reviews to improper installation.
I measured the space under our Bathroom vanity where I wanted to mount the heater and there was enough room. I purchased this heater along with an Intermatic E1235 Electronic Wall Countdown Timer. This timer fit the bill due to the time selections being 15-30-45-60-120 minute selections, and enabled us to turn on/off the heater from the comfort of standing up rather than getting on your knees and looking under the vanity each time you wanted to make a change. I pretty much knew having to do that every time would not fly with my wife. Most other timers offer too short of selections such as 5 minutes up to 30 or 45 minutes. As far as I'm concerned, any setting less than 30 minutes is not really accomplishing much as far as heating up a bathroom.
This heater comes factory wired for 240/208 v.a.c. The included instructions have a section to convert the heater to run on 120 v.a.c. which I intended to do. The conversion process is a bit sketchy, in that, if you just read through the procedure you may have some difficulty as I did trying to identify exactly what component they're talking about that I'm supposed to remove or install a wire from. The wording description doesn't quite match up with the diagram labels. I found myself going back and forth between the before and after diagrams before I finally "got it". The vague instructions would be the only negative thing I would have to say about this heater. Everything you need to convert from 240 to 110 is included.
Connecting this heater up to the wall timer was pretty straightforward. The timer instructions made the connections very easy to follow. Fitting all the wire nut connections within a single gang box was a little tight, but everything safely fit. Just ensure that you leave yourself at least 2 extra feet of electrical wire in the event you have to pull out the heater.
Some reviewers have indicated this heater runs loud or noisy. What I found is this heater runs just like a heater with an integrated fan to distribute the heat would run...nothing more, nothing less. For me, I'd say it runs a little quieter than my bath exhaust fan, which really isn't loud. What I did notice however, is because the heater is mounted within the kick space, the resonance produced when the heater runs is somewhat amplified because the space it's mounted into is hollow so I'm not sure how one would minimize that. For both my wife and myself, it's a tradeoff we don't find annoying once our feet hit a warm floor.
We found the easiest method of comfort is to turn on the heater several minutes ahead of time to heat up the bathroom, then when you walk in, it's nice and warm.
We are delighted to have found this product, and very pleased with the desired results we now enjoy.
Well worth the purchase, wife approved, and highly recommended.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chilly Good product
Easily installed by my HVAC technician since it was replacing a previous unit. The thermostat is a nice additional feature. Somewhat noisy, but not more so than previous model.
November 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by 2KeepWarm Good replacement bathroom heater
This replacement bathroom heater works well, but is not as easy to turn on as the unit I had before (which had a push button for ON/OFF, as well as capability of 2 additional temp control buttons). The ON/OFF round control feels like it could break easily if you don't turn it carefully.
October 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Annette Overload switch a real pain.
Nice heavy duty case, typical 1500 w heater, The only problem I have seen is the over heat switch is non resettable and the entire unit must be remover and the switch replaced if it goes off. I left a towel on the floor for a few minutes partly blocking one side of the air inlets and the over heat limit switch went off and I had to order the a part and remove the hole thing to replace it. I real pain. It sit's on the floor so make sure you don't put a bath rug in front of it..
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by wllflwr excellent for keeping our kitchen comfortable
We really like how the thermastat works and how it keeps our kitchen warm, also is keeping our pipes from freezing.
January 5, 2012