Does a waterbed heater really matter to keep your water bed warmer or will your bed turn into a giant ice cube without it?
Do you really need a Heater In your Water bed? I can think of only one answer to the question of what these beds would be like without a heater, and that is a big ole Arctic Brrr!!!!, to say the least! The same as pancakes without syrup and a car without an engine, a water bed without a heater is like a bath without a shower.
Even though it seems like a “No Brainer” to us, we have seen manufacturer and retailer waterbeds marketed without any of the above features. As a matter of fact, let me be crystal clear, I would never water bed warmer consider selling a water bed without a heater, to begin with, and there are a number of reasons for this.
The first time you step into a pool after filling it in early spring is like getting into a waterbed. The same goes for waterbeds; cold water can cause aches and pains, as well as mild hypothermia due to its ability to absorb heat from the body extremely quickly.
If your heater is set at a low temperature, especially below 80oF, you may experience disturbed sleep and slowed metabolism. Mattress temperatures should be around 87oF.
It is important that the temperature is not too hot or too cold, so you can gradually increase or decrease the setting just one or two degrees at a time.
Since warm vinyl is supple and pliable, water bed mattresses are made of vinyl. A great example of this is getting into a cold car in the middle of winter and you are likely to notice that the vinyl seat covers are stiff and inflexible.
In addition, mold can form in a cold water mattress. Mold can grow on your mattress if moisture from your body condenses when it contacts a cold mattress.
There are similar problems that occur with airbeds, which are not heated because the very same thing happens to them. If the water temperature is high enough, the problem does not occur as often.
There is still too much heat, however. Are there any other things you can suggest to me? If I leave it plugged in for a long time, I am afraid that it might catch fire.
Definitely unplug it and get a new one and get rid of the old one as soon as possible. Your waterbed mattress may be getting too hot even if you have turned the thermostat way down, in which case you have a defective thermostat.
If you want to get rid of both the heating pad and the control box, then the best thing to do is to throw both of them away. We have built safety features into the bed to ensure your safety, but our solution (replacement of the heater in the bed) is a better one.
The average life expectancy of a good waterbed heater is around seven to eight years. Be prepared if, after reinstalling your bed, it no longer heats up or heats properly after more frequent moving. When you replace your water bed heater or move the water bed somewhere else, think about these things.
For many reasons, you should not just buy one or the other, the primary one being safety, due to the risk of fire or even electrical shock.
If Your Bed Does Not Get Heated
One very common cause of cold water is temperature.
If the pad becomes weak, the desired temperature cannot be maintained. Hence, a new heater needs to be installed.
The heating element can also contract or expand due to heating and cooling cycles since it is usually made from wire, aluminum, or an alloy. As a result, the material becomes weak and can break if not handled very carefully. A broken wire will trip the malfunctioning switch, preventing the heater from heating. Remove the heater and replace it.