Electric Towel Rails
Electric Towel RailsOur stylish electric towel radiators provide energy efficient bathroom heating that warms both you and your towels. Once considered a luxury, towel rails are now a staple in all modern bathrooms and are available with sophisticated timers, programmers and thermostats. From our simple yet practical budget towel rails with traditional ladder style designs to our top-of-the-range designer towel rails with plasma style plated glass and brushed steel rails, electric towel rails offer a comfortable and economical bathroom heating solution that can be controlled independently from the rest of your home heating.
Electric towel rails for bathroom installation must be fitted by a certified electrician and are not designed as DIY products. Bathroom heating appliances must be hardwired into a fused spur to ensure safe operation. If installing in Zone 1 or Zone 2 in a bathroom, your towel rails must carry an IP rating of at least IPX4. Always defer to the instructions provided by the manufacturer in the product manual before having the product installed.
Although electric towel rails cannot be installed as a DIY task, fitting a towel rail is an easy job for a qualified electrician which comes with none of the mess and expense of installing central heating. This makes electric towel rails an excellent retro fitting option in period properties and family homes.
If you are looking for a towel rail to heat your entire bathroom you will need to choose a towel rail with a suitable wattage. You can use our radiator wattage calculator to work out the minimum wattage required to heat your room. All you have to do is enter the dimensions of your room and answer a few questions about the insulation of your property. Then you will need to find a towel rail with an equal or greater wattage. So, if you have a 2m x 3m bathroom that requires 550w for effective room heating, you might choose a 600w Ecostrad Towel Radiator.
If your bathroom is already adequately heated and you just want a towel rail to warm your towels, you should make your choice based on the towel rail’s physical size.
We sell electric towel rails with a range of energy saving features that can help you save money on your heating bills.
Our Ecostrad TR towel rails are equipped with a user-friendly thermostat and a two hour timed heat setting which can boost the heat for up to two hours. You can save energy by setting the towel rail to a low heat setting for day-to- day heating and boosting the heat level before you have a bath or shower. The Ecostrad TR is also available with a remote control programmer which provides even greater scope to control your bathroom heating.
All our Ecostrad Magnum Towel Rails feature a high precision thermostat and a remote control digital programmer as standard. The digital programmer offers a choice of four bespoke programmes as well as nine pre-set programmes.
Our Kudox Towel Rails and Ecostrad Richmond Towel Rails do not feature in-built heating control facilities, but they are compatible with most standard controllers and thermostats which can be purchased separately.
All our ladder-style electric towel rails use one of two heating elements: either a dry element or a thermal fluid.
Thermal fluid electric towel rails use a liquid element specially formulated for optimum heat generation and retention. The fluid is fully enclosed within the body of the towel rail, which uses an automatic valve to maintain pressure as the fluid heats up. Thermal fluid heating elements provide efficient heating with an even heat distribution across the surface of the radiator. Thermal fluid elements are used in our Haverland and Ecostrad towel rails and some of our Kudox towel rails.
Dry element towel rails use thin metal wires to heat each rung of the towel rail. Dry element towel rails heat up quickly and respond immediately to changes in programming. They also save energy by heating only the horizontal struts of the towel rail – which is especially useful if you just want a towel rail to dry your towels. Dry heating elements are used in some of our Kudox towel rails.
Our Ecostrad Magnum and Haverland XTAL towel rails feature an innovative plasma style design and dry thermal elements to heat the glass surface of the towel rail. The heated glass surface radiates heat into the room, drying towels hung from the aluminium rails quickly and efficiently. The unbroken surface area of our designer towel rails maximises energy efficiency, while the minimalist design provides a stylish centrepiece for your bathroom.
Electric towel rails are a very safe option for bathroom heating, provided they are installed correctly by a qualified electrician, following any guidelines provided by the manufacturer in the product manual. Electric appliances for bathroom installation must be hardwired into a fused spur to ensure safe operation. All our electric towel rails carry an IP rating of at least IPX4 which makes them suitable for use in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 of your bathroom. All our electric towel rails come with an auto safety cut off feature to prevent overheating.
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