Over the years, electric towel rails have seen a surge in popularity and for good reason too. They provide effective warmth and boast modern designs that are perfect for any bathroom, however there is an even better solution: smart electric towel rails. Available with app control through Bluetooth or WiFi, these appliances supply superior and more efficient heat management, without the need for manual adjustment. They offer unrivalled programming capabilities, with a range of control features that are enough to tempt anyone to upgrade their heating, but what exactly are their benefits?
What do electric towel rails have to offer?
- Two-in-one heating: they keep your bathroom warm whilst also drying your towels.
- Efficient heating: like all electric heating solutions, towel rails are completely efficient at point of use as all the power they draw from the wall gets converted into comfortable warmth.
- Convenient design: many of our towel rails have a classic ladder design which allows you to hang multiple towels up to dry at once, ready for when you need them.
- Sleek, modern & discreet style: they have a streamlined appearance for a subtle source of heating, perfect for smaller bathrooms.
These are just some of the plus points of modern towel rails, but let’s look at how intelligent control can enhance this already effective bathroom heating solution.
Top 3 benefits of smart control
1. Convenient programming with your smartphone
One of the best things about smart control is that it gives you the ability to program your heating through your phone, providing sophisticated heat management that was once unobtainable. All you have to do is download a compatible app and pair it with your towel rail, then you can make simple changes with just a few taps of the screen. Not only is this form of control more convenient, it’s also incredibly user-friendly as it means using a system you’re already familiar with – the intuitive touchscreen interface of your smartphone.
2. Distance control
By using your phone to manage your heating, you get a certain level of distance control. Bluetooth uses a shortwave radio frequency to give you wireless control, which means you don’t need a direct line of sight to make changes to your heating. Instead, you can program your towel rail from anywhere in your property, even from the comfort of your chair. WiFi programming, on the other hand, offers even greater distance control, so much so that you can manage your heating from anywhere in the world. As long as you have access to the internet and the correct app downloaded, you can adjust your heating in minutes, even when you’re on the go. So, if you’re on your way back from the office and want to preheat the bathroom before you get home, you can simply hop on your heating app to switch your towel rail on, ensuring the room reaches your ideal temperature right when you need it.
3. Access to a range of energy-saving features
Electric towel rails with smart control provide a range of features that are designed to help you economise. These can include:
- Weekly programming: if you need your bathroom heated or towels dried at certain times in the week, you can set up a heating schedule to match. As a result, you won’t end up wasting electricity running your towel rail at unnecessary times which can reduce energy usage and running costs, for a more efficient system overall.
- Energy usage statistics: this incredibly useful feature gathers accurate data about how your smart towel rail is using electricity, so that you can regularly see where to minimise your energy consumption.
- Independent heat management: our smart electric towel rails can be managed separately to the rest of your system, so you don’t have to waste energy heating the whole house just to keep your bathroom warm. It also means if you have one towel rail in your main family bathroom and another fitted in the ensuite, you can program each one on an individual level to suit the needs of that space.
Which smart electric towel rail is best?
One of our most sophisticated towel rails is the Ecostrad Fina-E Blue. Available in a range of sizes, it’s perfect for every type of bathroom. Its chic chrome finish and practical ladder design gives you plenty of space to hang and dry your towels, whilst also adding a touch of class to any bathroom. Pre-filled with heat-retentive thermal fluid, the Fina-E Blue provides comfortable and long-lasting warmth that can be felt even after it has stopped drawing power from the wall, which helps to reduce your energy usage for a more efficient heating system. Fitted with a MOA Blue heating element, this electric towel rail allows for convenient Bluetooth programming, giving you app control with access to several intuitive features including 24/7 programming, adaptive start and 5 different heat levels for you to choose from. When you combine the Fina-E’s effective warmth with its intelligent control, it’s easy to see why this smart electric towel rail is one of our best.
A smart electric towel rail for every bathroom
At Electric Radiators Direct, we have a range of smart towel rails featuring either Bluetooth or WiFi programming capabilities. With multiple finishes as well as a number of different sizes, there really is something to suit every space, no matter the interior design scheme. So why not take a look at our range today to find the ideal heating solution for your bathroom?