Q: "My bathroom gets really cold in the winter. I don't want to use a space heater or increase the furnace temperature as we use an electric blanket on our bed. There is nothing worse than sitting down on a cold plastic toilet seat at night. How does the Breeza Warm work? I have a round toilet bowl. Does this use a lot of power? How warm does it get? Thanks. Mary"
Answer: The Breeze Warm uses as much power as a 25 watt light bulb. It does require connection to a GFI (ground fault interrupter) outlet. This heated toilet seat from Brondell comes with a 4 foot long cord. You can extend this by using an approved heavy duty extension cord. There is a "Set and Forget" power saver mode if you want the heat to be off when you choose. The seat heats can be 97, 104 or 107 degrees F.: you choose.
Anorther advantage is that the Breeza toilet seat reduces and/or eliminates bathroom odors. In the rear of the seat is a quiet fan that draws air through a replaceable carbon air filter. The air is then pulled through a natural fragrance cartridge vent from the seat rear into your bathroom Choices of scents are citrus eucalyptus, jasmine lavender and rainforest. You can also try all three in the variety pack which features one of each scent.. The other vent scents come in packages of 3 units. The carbon filter lasts about 6 months. Each cartridge lasts about a month.
The seat itself is made from antimicrobial material which is easily cleaned. This is a soft close style seat and lid so putting the seat and lid down is very quiet. The lid is sittable, however. The unit has a sensor that turns the fan and the scent on and off when a person sits down and gets up. Below are the features summarized.
Breeza Warm Round White Deodorizing Toilet Seat (BR60-RW) Features:
- Color : WhiteType/Shape: Round
- Filter : Activated carbon filter, filter life is 6 months
- Vents : Extract-infused fragrance vents, vent life is 1 month
- Control : One touch control panel for deodorizing and temperature settings
- Design : contoured, gentle-closing, antimicrobial seat and lid
- Temperature : Can be adjusted to 3 levels
- Body Sensor : Switches deodorizing system on and off automatically
- Power : plugged into a standard GFI wall outlet (max. 4 feet distance from the toilet fixture)
- Power Saver Mode : Set and Forget feature, the power saver mode automatically switches on and off when toilet seat is not used
- 5 year limited warranty
The only concern to have is that you might find yourself spending more time reading that great mystery novel long after you should have flushed the toilet and gone to bed!
Thank you for your questions.