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  1. #1
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    Default Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch

    We have a ceiling-mounted heater in one of our bathrooms, circa 1970, that is controlled by a thermostat. The room is usually warmed by ambient air, so the heater is seldom used. We'd like to have a simple on/off switch for those times when a little extra heat is wanted. Can we switch the thermostat out? Or do we need to replace the unit with something else?

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    Default Re: Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch

    I wouldn't do it. If you forget that you turned it on you could burn down the house.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch

    Hi, You need to keep the thermostat but you can add a switch or lower the temp when it is not needed. Is this heater on a separate circuit? Thanks

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    Default Re: Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch

    It's always on the lowest setting. I don't know if it's on a separate circuit but I think not.

    Looks like replacement is the way to go; maybe infrared instead of electric coils.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch

    Quote Originally Posted by queen60 View Post
    It's always on the lowest setting. I don't know if it's on a separate circuit but I think not.

    Looks like replacement is the way to go; maybe infrared instead of electric coils.
    Thanks.
    You say the heater thermostat is on it's lowest setting? Can't you just set it higher?
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
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    Default Re: Change bathroom heater from thermostat to on/off switch

    All thermostats I've seen have an off switch built into them. What happens in the summer when the A/C is on?
    You should be able to replace the thermostat with a new one.

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