what is the best bird bath heater

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Heres the way I would go about it:

Firstly, dont worry about efficiency. Heaters by their nature are close to 100% efficient. All the energy is turned to heat.

That said, thermostatically controlled is a must. Some have multiple thermocouples for better reliability.

Second: Ease of return and warranty duration are related, with the latter receiving more weight. Verify that you can return items locally if you purchase them locally.

Features to consider:

  • Is the cord flexible in the cold?
  • Is there a way to secure it so that bigger birds won’t be able to move it or take off with it?
  • Is it at least not impossibly ugly.
  • Will it be hurt if it the bath is empty.
  • If a plastic birdbath runs dry, will it get hot enough to melt it? (I had a dog dish that did this.) ).

I haven’t been able to locate one with a warranty longer than a year at this time. Please post back if you do.

I would largely agree with the previous response. However, most bird bath heaters (a site I`m affiliated with) today do not get hot enough to melt plastic. If you have a plastic or resin bird bath, you can add an electric heater without worrying about it melting. This is because most heaters will keep the water warm up to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit. So, not hot enough to melt plastic.

In addition to the heater’s temperature, another element missing from the above specifications is the materials’ safety. One of the safest materials to use for anything that will come into contact with people or wildlife is stainless steel. It is therefore a wise option for a bird bath heater.

Additionally, if durability is a priority, ensure that the cord has a chew guard to stop animals from gnawing on it. Typically, an electrical cord is wrapped in stainless steel to serve as a chew guard.

While it might be challenging to locate a 5-year warranty, one year is generally accepted. Additionally, I would advise purchasing a water-tight cord lock for added security.

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