In general I am very ANTI-electric heat (cost here is 0.15 KW/H), but want to really change the feel of our bathroom.
We currently have force hot air through the ceiling. It does an OK job, but I want to run a high efficiency direct vented space heater to space heat the house. This would be a single unit that would give us a very warm living room, slightly colder kitchen, 2 bedrooms and bathroom the coldest. Our basement is not heated either, so the floor of the bathroom is especially cold.
Floor area is 24 sq ft. I was thinking a combination of heated toilet seat for my wife (not kidding!) and electric radiant heat would make a great difference. I see the NuHeat 6x4 matts are 288 watts. Do you normally set this on a thermostat or just turn it on when you enter the bathroom?? I could see cranking it up before wife gets up, then off when she leaves for work. Etc. Even if we ran the thing 24x7 it'd be ~$30/month. My wife's biggest heating complaint is a cold bathroom and cold toilet seat!
Is NuHeat a good brand and can we tile on top of that?