Electric Towel Rails

Heated towel rails and radiators can come in programmable electric versions as well as regular options that are powered by central heating. The main benefit of electric towel rails is that they can be installed where it is difficult or impossible to connect central heating. 

So, even if your bathroom isn’t connected to your main heating system, you can still enjoy the comfort of stepping out the shower into a warm room with hot, dry towels thanks to an electric heated towel rail. 

The stunning range of electric towel radiators at Plumbworld enables you to create a stunning designer look without breaking the bank. Electric towel warmers are another way you can create your perfect bathroom using stunning bathroom accessories.

Discover how beneficial an electric bathroom towel rail can be with Plumbworld.

 
 

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How do electric towel rails work?

Electric towel rails are run using your home's mains electricity, which, compared to standard heating, could potentially save you a considerable amount of money.

Like lighting or an extractor fan, electric heaters come with a simple on-off switch, allowing for the heat to be instant and on-demand.

This is particularly useful compared to conventional radiators where you may have to wait for it to warm-up or heat the room prior to using it - which is wasteful and potentially expensive.

 

What fluid is in an electric towel rail?

As we’ve mentioned, an electric heated towel rail is a towel rail connected to and powered by your mains electricity supply. It does not get its heat from your central heating via copper piping and having hot water flow through it.

 

Will an electric towel rail heat my bathroom?

A towel rail will heat a bathroom efficiently as long as it's sized correctly for the space it’s in. A small heated rail is designed for hand towels and is unlikely to make much of a difference to the temperature of your bathroom in winter. 

However, a full-sized towel rail would remove the need for an additional radiator. The main benefit of towel rails is their height. Compared to most radiators, they take up a lot less space horizontally because they can go from floor to ceiling.

This makes a big difference in a small bathroom with limited wall space.

 

How much do electric towel rails cost to run?

Electric towel rails avoid the issue of having to switch on the rest of your central heating. However, they can be expensive to run due to the power requirements of the heated element inside.

Think of them like running a kettle but without quite so much short-term power usage.

An electric heated towel rail would cost more to run for the same amount of time than a heated rail that is part of your central heating but they are more flexible for switching on and off when you need heat.

 

What are the benefits of an electric towel rail?

While many people will always prefer gas to heat areas of their house, electricity can in fact be more beneficial in certain instances.

For example, with thermostats on an electric heated towel rail, you can simply choose to turn it on for around the time you have your shower or bath, then straight after you can turn it off.

Operating it this way will save you money on bills whilst still providing you with the warm room and towels you’d get with gas; it’s truly the best of both worlds. 

The benefits of an electrical towel rail with a thermostat will shine through in the summer when you just want to dry towels as opposed to heating the whole house, thus being even more efficient and saving money on heating costs.

 

Stunning looks & designer styling

At Plumbworld we always want to ensure you get the very best value for money, but we also want to make sure that your bathroom looks great. All towel rails we sell feature different designs from S-type rails to the more conventional ones which people are used to. 

With aesthetics in mind, our electric towel rail selection all have stunning visual elements making them both functional and attractive to look at, finishes are available in either chrome or white depending on your bathroom design so it'll be no problem getting one to stand out or blend in. 

As opposed to many cheaper retailers who sell lower quality towel rails which reflect in the overall finish and can bring the look of the bathroom down. Keep your bathroom to a high standard and buy with assurance from Plumbworld.

 

Simple installation

A lot of people worry about the installation of bathroom fittings, but with these electric towel rails from Plumbworld fitting isn't such a headache as they don't need to fit within your traditional central heating system.

Wall mounting brackets and other required fixings are included in the purchase of most of our towel rails to ensure you have the simplest and most efficient experience.

 

Energy efficiency

Our range of electric heated towel rails with thermostats boast fantastic efficiency figures to ensure that even when they’re on full blast, they won’t be wasting your hard-earned money on heating bills. 

Thanks to an intelligent, programmable design focused around optimal heating methods, your towel rail will be providing a generous amount of heat for a fraction of the regular cost.

All models offer low energy use without compromising on heat output or transfer making them a perfect addition for the bathroom and your wallet.

Heated Towel Rail FAQs

Q: What do I fill my electric towel rail with?

A. All of our electric heated towel rails come pre-filled meaning you don’t have the messy job of having to put anything in it before installation.
 

Q: What liquid to put in electric towel rail?

A. Depending on the type of rail as mentioned above they normally come pre-filled. If you do need to fill one then we would recommend a mixture of water and an inhibitor to stop any rusting. In any case an electric towel rail might differ from manufacturer to manufacturer we would always advise speaking to a fully qualified installer.


Q: How to change element in electric towel rail?

A. This is a general guide and firstly we would always advise speaking with a fully qualified electrician if you’re unsure. Follow the below guidelines for more information:

  • Remove the rail from the wall and place the rail carefully onto a flat surface like work bench.
  • Slide any shrouds out of the way and use a spanner to slightly loosen the element.
  • Stand the rail up to allow easy removal of the element and to stop any fluid from being lost.
  • (Remember that when the rail is installed again the element must be at the bottom of the rail!)
  • While the electric towel rail is standing the new element can be screwed in by hand then fully tightened with a spanner.
  • Check over the base of the element where it meets the rail to ensure nothing has been damaged. Pay particular attention to any seals being out of place! If these are not fitted correctly then you undoubtedly get a leak.
  • Fit back onto the wall and turn your electricity back on.
  • Switch on the new element to test for any leaks and to ensure heating around the rail is uniform and consistent.

 

 

How to change the element in an electric towel rail

Full installation of an electric towel rail is not a DIY job due to regulations and will need to be connected up by a qualified electrician. This is because the bathroom is considered a special location.

This is a general guide and firstly we would always advise speaking with a fully qualified electrician. Follow the below guidelines for more information:

 

  1. Remove the rail from the wall and place the rail carefully onto a flat surface like a workbench.

  2. Slide any shrouds out of the way and use a spanner to slightly loosen the element.

  3. Stand the rail up to allow easy removal of the element and to stop any fluid from being lost.

  4. (Remember that when the rail is installed again the element must be at the bottom of the rail!)

  5. While the electric towel rail is standing the new element can be screwed in by hand then fully tightened with a spanner.

  6. Check over the base of the element where it meets the rail to ensure nothing has been damaged. Pay particular attention to any seals being out of place! If these are not fitted correctly then you undoubtedly get a leak.

  7. Fit back onto the wall and turn your electricity back on.

  8. Switch on the new element to test for any leaks and to ensure heating around the rail is uniform and consistent.

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