Are towel warmers worth it?

Bringing the Spa Experience Home

Towel warmers supply gentle warmth in your bathroom as well as heat your towels. One of the easiest ways of creating a spa like environment in your home bath is to purchase a polished chrome towel warmer to keep your linens toasty.

Towel warmers are heated bars that allow you to have warm towels ready for when you step out of your bath or shower. Who doesn’t appreciate the luxury of a warm fluffy towel? Modern heated towel racks are an energy efficient and affordable way to dry towels and keep your wasthroom inviting and mildew free.

These accessories can plug into a wall receptacle or be hard-wired into your wall to conceal any dangling wires and they can be controlled by a timer, remote control or thermostat. There are two ways you can effectively keep your linens warm: by using a radiator type warmer called a hydronic unit (heated by hot water) or by purchasing an electrical model.

Ultimately all these devices are in essence a type of radiator because they slowly radiate warmth that heats or dries your towels.

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Keeping Your Grooming Area Warm and Toasty

From freestanding models to space-saving wall mounted units, these drying rails come in different finishes including polished and brushed stainless steel and white or oil rubbed bronze finishes. An effective combination to keep your bathroom warm and dry is to have a fan along with a towel warmer accessory in your lavatory.

For family baths or a washroom shared by multiple users; floor mounted towel drying racks usually come with multiple rungs so numerous users can hang their damp towels and knick-knacks.

Not only are towel warmers great for warming your towels, they produce radiant heat and are perfect for taking the chill out of the air when you step from a warm bath or shower into the comfort of a warm luxurious bathroom .

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Radiant Heat Keeps Mold Spores at Bay

Good ventilation in your bathroom is very important. There are few things that can ruin the feel of a luxurious bath than stepping out into cold bathroom.

A supplemental source of radiant heat provided by a towel warmer not only makes your bathroom more comfortable but in conjunction with a bathroom exhaust fan, can also make your bathroom air less damp and pungent, by drying wet linens and reducing the presence of mold and mildew.

In essence they provide fresh air while whisking away unnecessary moisture and odors. In the long run, this helps to reduce your laundry loads and ultimately saves water.

Attractive and Practical Bath Fixture

Today’s towel warmers and towel radiators are designed to be attractive as well as efficient. The combination of design and functionality is massive. Contemporary warm rails are appealing, with a wide variety to choose from that take up little floor and wall space.

This makes it easy to custom coordinate the sleek look of these towel heaters into any bathroom décor. There are even towel warmers that incorporate a radiator into their design so you get the best of both worlds.

Most towel warmers are relatively easy to install, energy-efficient, attractive, and practical bathroom fixtures that give your bathroom a modern contemporary look.

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Energy Efficient Washroom Addition

Some are designed as independent electrically operated units intended to run continuously and economically and feature an built in thermostat, which prevents overheating. So not only are these towel warmers safe, they can safely be left on for about the cost of running a light bulb or two.

As mentioned before, hydronic towel warmers use hot water which is used for heating your home through some sort of radiator system, so you may need a plumber to install it in your bathroom. The good part is that once it is installed, it’s not sucking in any more energy to produce the heat, which is good.

The downside to using a hydronic water heated towel rail is that during the summer months, the radiator heating system is normally not in use in your home (unless you like to live in a sauna!) so you can’t warm your towels.

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Electric Warm Rails are Easy to Install

Electric towel warmers on the other hand are heated by electricity. The plus of electric towel rails is that they are simpler to install, some you can simply plug in. The other benefit of having an electrical towel rack is that they can be used all year around and can be installed just about anywhere.

In retrospect, towel warmers made of solid materials such as stainless steel are less likely to rust or flake like some towel rails that are plated. As a final note, if you really want to take the chill out of your bathroom floors on those cold winter mornings, you can install radiant heat underneath your bathroom floors to keep your toes warm and toasty.

And remember, keeping your bathroom dry is one of the best ways to keep your bathroom mold free.

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