Bathroom Electric Radiators
Not all electric radiators are safe to use in bathrooms. If you want to use an electric radiator in your bathroom, you will need to choose a model with an IP rating suitable for the bathroom zone in which it will be installed. We only recommend having electric radiators fitted in Zone 3 of your bathroom. Electric towel radiators are usually a better choice for bathroom heating because they can be installed in both Zone 2 and Zone 3, make a better use of limited bathroom space and come with the added bonus of warm, dry towels. All electric radiators and towel rails for bathroom usage must be installed by a qualified electrician.
View our full guide to IP Ratings and Bathroom Zones here.
No. You should only install your bathroom radiators yourself if you are a qualified electrician. To comply with European Council electrical safety directives, all electrical appliances fitted in bathrooms must be installed by a certified professional.
No. Electric radiators are not designed for towel drying. Covering your radiators with towels, clothes or other items will reduce the radiators’ performance and may cause a fire hazard. If you want to use your bathroom heaters to dry towels, you may want to consider an electric towel rail instead.
All of our electric radiator ranges are available with a wide range of power wattages, so we can guarantee that you’ll always be able to find the right combination of radiators to efficiently heat bathrooms of all sizes – no matter how large or how small. To work out what size radiator you need to heat your bathroom, simply enter the dimensions of the room into our interactive radiator calculator. The calculator will tell you the minimum wattage required to heat the room efficiently. You will then need to find a radiator which equals or exceeds this wattage.
We only recommend installing electric radiators in areas of your bathroom classified as Zone 3 – at least 0.6m away from your bath or shower. Smaller bathrooms may not have Zone 3 areas large enough to fit an electric radiator. If you’re heating a smaller bathroom, we recommend choosing an electric towel rail: towel rails can be installed in Zone 2 and offer a space-saving solution that keeps your towels dry into the bargain!
Electric radiators or towel rails are a great choice in bathrooms because they can be controlled separately from the rest of your home heating – useful if you want to save energy by heating your bathroom to a lower temperature, or keep your bathroom heating switched off during the day.
Bathrooms can become inefficient to heat if you regularly leave windows open after baths or showers, or your bathroom has an over-active extractor fan. This is because the hot air the radiators produce will be sucked outside straight away, leaving the radiator working continuously to top up the heat. If you need to keep the windows open to prevent damp and condensation, you might want to look for electric radiators with an open window sensor. Electrorad Digi-Line Radiators feature open window detectors which will switch the radiators off if they sense a continual drain of heat within the room. This prevents you wasting energy throwing heat out of the window after a bath or shower.
Bathroom Electric RadiatorsFrom stylish electric towel rails to splashproof electric radiators, we’ve got everything you need to heat your bathroom in affordable style. Electric towel rails are a modern bathroom essential: space-saving heating solutions that warm your towels at the same time as heating the room. Bathroom electric radiators, meanwhile, can be a good choice if you want to keep your heating consistent across your home: choose from our range of IP24 rated radiators with high precision thermostats and smart digital programmers. Radiators and towel rails for bathroom use must be installed by a professional electrician.
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