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gessabean
Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?

Hi All,

Not to sure where to post this question - bathroom?? heating?? -but stuck with electrical, soo..

I would like to install a electric bathroom heater that is connected to a motion timer, so that it would turn on upon entry and stay on for a set amount of time.

Obviously, this is cost / green saving issue.

Is this possible? Considering it is the bathroom.. Also can anyone suggest any possible products?

Thanks!

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?

While most motion detectors can not handle the current requirements of an electric heater, you could use it to trigger a one-shot relay that would pull up when the detector sense motion and stay up for a set time.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?
gessabean wrote:

Hi All,

Not to sure where to post this question - bathroom?? heating?? -but stuck with electrical, soo..

I would like to install a electric bathroom heater that is connected to a motion timer, so that it would turn on upon entry and stay on for a set amount of time.

Obviously, this is cost / green saving issue.

Is this possible? Considering it is the bathroom.. Also can anyone suggest any possible products?

Thanks!

Not being a smart @#$, but I would run to the patent office with that one. Those February days of -10 would be a thing of the past......

Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?

maybe put the motion sensor down the hall so it sees you coming and warms the floor before you get there:D

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?
Lloyd wrote:

maybe put the motion sensor down the hall so it sees you coming and warms the floor before you get there:D

Now we are talking !!!! I can see those lazy hazy days of summer and living off of the patent royalty checks as I type...:cool:

Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?

Perhaps you can use a timer instead? I know the only time I'd need a heater in the bathroom is in the morning. And I take a shower everyday at the same time; before I go to work. Or you can do the cheap way and get a space heater, that's what I do, hahaha

LeonardHomes
Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?
gessabean wrote:

Hi All,

Not to sure where to post this question - bathroom?? heating?? -but stuck with electrical, soo..

I would like to install a electric bathroom heater that is connected to a motion timer, so that it would turn on upon entry and stay on for a set amount of time.

Obviously, this is cost / green saving issue.

Is this possible? Considering it is the bathroom.. Also can anyone suggest any possible products?

Thanks!

Personally I don't see any advantage.
You would asking the heat to ramp up for a short period of time.
Imagine if someone dashed in and out quickly to get a tissue,the heat would turn on while none was in the bathroom. There goes your "green" savings.

ZZZ
Re: Motion sensor electric bathroom heater - possible?

I think it is an excellent idea, but only with infrared heat where the effect is instantaneous. I might mention that Toto makes electrically heated toilet seats if that will help. http://www.totousa.com/Neorest/Neorest600.aspx

Someday I will own one.

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