Having a shower in winter is such a challenge to the first-time parents, so as the elderly. To keep our bathroom warm, how should we compare between a thermo ventilator and a heater?
While heater provides warm air within limited space, thermo ventilator can keep the entire bathroom warm by creating circulated airflow, which avoids babies catching a cold easily! Investment for a thermo ventilator maybe a bit higher, but it saves more electricity in a long run. Generally, a 1300W thermo ventilator would provide you the enjoyment as of a 2000W heater.
Heater is more mobile and flexible, but it might occupy a certain amount of space where children and the elderly may trip over its electric wire easily.
Combining the functions of clothes drying, heating and ventilating, thermo ventilator is suitable for all seasons, winning over a heater from a functionality perspective. Its clothes drying feature is popular, yet, beware that its electricity consumption is three times higher than a dehumidifier!
Three types of Thermo Ventilator
Ceiling mounted(CM) installation: Airflow can be evenly distributed. Require at least 12-feet high ceiling. Installation of false ceiling is a plus for visual delight.
Window mounted installation: Commonly used; available for low-ceiling houses
Wall mounted(WM) installation: Available for low-ceiling houses; yet the air pipe might be exposed more obviously.
If you are looking for a durable thermo ventilator, it is suggested to purchase one that can be disassembled for cleaning. It may cost more but definitely a more economical choice in a long run.
Selection and Installation Guide
CM/WM installation is suitable for the bathroom with a room size of up to 6 square meters (about 60 sq.ft.).
It can be installed with or without a false ceiling. Reserve enough space if it is to be installed in the false ceiling.
Make use of the remote control to avoid installing a switch on the wall.
Some models may require installation of air exhaust or drain pipe systems