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Heated Towel Rail

It must be said that a heated towel rail is a lot more attractive to look at than a traditional bathroom radiator.

They are available in a range of different styles, with a choice of sizes, although it is posible to have them made to measure.

Heated towel rails are designed to be plumbed in to your central heating system in the same way as a radiator, but they also offer two other installation options.

1) Dual Fuel Option - the towel rail can be installed with an electrical heating element that fits inside one of the vertical rails. Special radiator valves are used which enable the radiator to be isolated from the heating system and warmed using the electric element. This is very useful in summer months when your heating may be off - you can your bathroom towels dry without having to heat the whole house by turning all of your radiators on.


2) Oil Filled Option - with this option the towel rail is not connected to your heating system, and is heated by electricity alone. The towel rail is factory fitted with a heating element and filled with special oil ready for connection to your electricity supply.

There are many different designs and styles of heated towel rail  but the most the most popular are the ladder type, which are usually available in a white or chrome finish and come either straight (as above) or with curved rails (right)

Choosing the right model needs some consideration.

All radiators have different heat outputs depending on the size and design. Make sure that you are replacing a radiator with a heated towel rail of similar output, otherwise you might notice a drop in temperature in the bathroom. Heat outputs are normally given either in BTU or watts.

The rise in polularity of this type of radiator has resulted in an explosion of different designs with a vast array of shapes and sizes available. As usual, the designer radiators have led the way but mid and low price manufacturers are quick to catch on and have brought out their own eye-catching designs.



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