bathroom is cold and you want some heat near your shower
while you’re in it or while you are toweling off. When we
are asked if you can put a heater near a shower we let folks
know the best thing to do is call your town or cities
building inspector and find out what is code in your area.
They have the final word regardless of what I say or the
owner’s manual says.
The main thing to remember is a wall heater is designed to
heat the entire space, and is not suppose to be used as a
body heater much like a hand dryer at a public bathroom.
These are some of the Cautions listed in heater manuals:
- This unit must not come into contact with a water source
and must be protected from splashes (e.g. a wet mop).
- Do not use it if any part has been immersed. Moreover, do
not turn it on or off when standing in water or if your
hands are wet.
- When mounting the unit, make sure that the anchorage used
can support the total weight of the unit with the mounting
- When cutting or drilling into a wall, do not damage
electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
- Do not install this product on walls made of synthetic
material such as, but not limited to, carpet and wallpaper.
- When starting up the unit for the first time or after a
long period, it is normal that it produces some temporary
odors and whitish smoke.
Because this unit is hot when in use, it may pose risks even
in normal operation. Therefore, be careful and responsible
when using it. To avoid
burns, do not let bare skin touch hot surfaces. Let the unit
cool down for a few minutes before handling it (it stays
warm for some time after
- This unit must be installed at least 8 in (20.3 cm) from
any adjacent surfaces (walls and floors). However, make sure
flammable objects or pieces
of furniture do not come into contact with the unit and keep
them at least 12 inches (30.5 cm) from it. Failure to comply
with this warning could
lead to a fire. Some materials are more heat-sensitive than
others, so make sure those near the unit can withstand heat.
- Never block unit air vents. This obstruction could lead to
overheating, which could result in a fire.
- Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any air
vent as this may cause electric shocks, fires, or damages to
- This unit has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. It
is not designed to be used or stored in wet areas or areas
containing flammable liquids,
combustible materials or corrosive, abrasive, chemical,
explosive and flammable substances such as, but not limited
to, gasoline, paint, chlorine,
sawdust and cleaning products. Store it in a dry place.
- Some areas are dustier than others. Thus, it is the user’s
responsibility to evaluate if the unit must be cleaned based
on the amount of dirt
accumulated on and inside air vents. Accumulated dirt can
lead to a component malfunction or discoloration
(yellowing). It may cause a fire if
not installed and maintained in accordance with these
- The thermal protection activation indicates that the unit
has been subjected to abnormal operating conditions. If the
thermal protection remains
activated or activates and deactivates repeatedly, it is
recommended that a qualified electrician or a certified
repair center examine the unit in
order to make sure it is not damaged. (Refer to the limited
- If the unit is damaged or defective, cut off power supply
at circuit breaker/fuse and call a certified repair center.
(Refer to the limited warranty)