I'm looking for a wall mounted bathroom fan heater with a thermostat for a small combined toilet / laundry. It needs to be fairly manual so I can run it on a standard mains timer to pre-heat the room. I'm having trouble finding a wall heater with a thermostat that reviews ok.
The room is at the edge of the house, out the back behind an office, away from the heat pumps. We have a portable fan heater in there on a plug-in timer, but it takes up too much floor space so I'm thinking wall mounted. It's a very small space, just need it fairly warm not hot. Because we come and go during the day it needs to be a fan heater for rapid heating.
According to the electrical guy at bunnings none of the wall heaters have a thermostat. The ones that say they do just cut down from 2400W to 1200W when it reaches a single preset temperature. I want to leave the heater on to keep the room up to heat.
This Euromatic model says has no thermostat, and reviews on product review suggest the brand isn't great. Goldaire is another option, they don't review all that well, and their "automatic step down thermostat" just reduces the power. Mitre Ten and Bunnings have Arlec and Goldaire heaters, none of them have timers to turn them on, all are remote control based.
Convection heaters are too slow - I tried one. I don't want a glowing bar heater. I really just want a regular fan heater with thermostat that can be mounted on the wall.
I considered a plug-in thermostat as I already have one, but the plug is below where I'd mount the heater so it would turn off prematurely.
Any other ideas?