What should I consider when shopping for a space heater?
I like to keep the thermostat lower in the winter to save on heating costs. Usually I just put on more layers, wear socks until I'm going to bed, and grab a blanket when I'm on the sofa. This plan backfires at shower time. I don't think this needs further explanation.
I've tried leaving the exhaust fan off when I shower in the winter, but it isn't enough to make it feel warmer.
It doesn't seem economical to click up the whole house temperature just so it's warmer when I get out of the shower; I thought about getting a space heater for the bathroom. Something that heats up and starts kicking out heat fairly quickly (within 5-10 min) would be key. Ideally it'd be compact, preferably it could take up little space against the back wall. I'd like to spend under $50, if not less.
There's s many options out there -- ceramic, halogen, oil. Which should I look for? How many watts do I need for a bathroom space? Anything else to consider?