Ductless Bathroom Fan or heater- Old heater replacement

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I'm doing a light remodel on my 2/1 unit.  In the bathrooom I'm replacing floors, toilet, vanity and mirror.  The bathroom currently has a 1970s heater (pictured) that hangs off the wall.  The unit is baseboard heat, so its the only heat for the bathroom as there are no baseboard units in the bath.  The unit is currently about 6 foot high and between the vanity and toilet.  There is no duct in the bathrooms on this duplex, I know the best option would be to put a hole in the wall but I do not plan on doing that.  It has been fine for 50 years, and I'm not keen on new holes in the wall. 

Here's some options I'm considering.  Any thoughts? 

Amazon heater 1

Amazon Heater 2

Ductless Fan - only  - I'm not sure if the wall has enough depth to put this in.  

Originally posted by @Jeff Rogers :

@Alex Gordon I never knew there were ductless bathroom fans, how interesting!  Out of curiosity, which direction/option did you end up going with?

 Unfortunately there are many contractors who put these in back in the day. Technically, it is grandfathered but code requires either a window or a ducted fan. My house has them. I do have a vented attic though. 

The proper way now is to vent them. Today's houses are tighter than yesterday's. We really need to get that moisture out of the bathroom. 

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