If you need to install an Amba towel warmer upside down, you will rotate the towel warmer with digital heat controller 180 degrees so it is upside down. You will then have to rotate just the digital heat controller on its own 180 again so that it is now reading the right way up.
You should not install the following Amba towel warmers upside down: Jeeves, Traditional or Swivel
The Amba Solo is made of 304 stainless steel so it is anti-rust/corrosive, so theoretically yes it will. However you would need to clean the unit every few weeks to remove any harmful residue or chemicals from the surface.
The only concern I would have is with the switch and cord. There could be a chance of water getting inside the unit where the switch is at the top of the unit or where the cord comes out of the unit. If it is protected enough so that a storm isn't going to pour down on it, you should be fine.
One of the best collection for wet areas is the Amba Jeeves collection which is IPX5 rated. An IPX5 rating indicates that a small stream of water hitting the towel warmer will not cause any negative effects or risks to personal safety.
The Sterlingham towel warmer collection is also 100% waterproof.
They both have pros and cons to them. The liquidfilled units with heatingelements take longer to heat up, but if the heatingelement dies after the warranty, they can be easily replaced. The units with wire cables heat up very quickly regardless of the size of the unit (about 15min), but if something happens and it dies outside of the warranty, these cannot be replaced. You would need to replace the entire towel warmer.
Towel warmers that are liquid filled:
Amba Jeeves & Traditional Mr. Steam Broadway & Fifth Avenue Artos (Except Artos Triondo) Runtal (All models) Myson (All models with the exception of the Gem Collection)
Towel warmers can be installed on almost any type of surface without any issues. The towel warmer is there to dry the towel out, but it will also help dry out the air in the bathroom to help reduce humidity and thus moisture/mold/mildew.
More than 50% of towel warmers are installed onto drywall surfaces, as that is the most common wall surface used in the states. It could also be installed onto tile without problems, as well as bead board.
The most efficient way to place a towel over a towel warmer is very simple. Our advice is to fold your towel in half lengthwise, and then fold it in halfway. If you are using a larger towel, you might consider repeating this step again. By following this method, you have created at least four layers of towel lying on either side of the heated bar. The layers there are, the larger numbers of insulating layers which help the towel absorb and keep the heat in. Also, the more layers, the more weight will be resting on the bars thus creating more contact surface area. Our suggestion is to have the towel cover at least three to four horizontal bars. You can also fold the towels on its length; place them on the heated towel bar, then covering it with a large, unfolded towel or bathrobe.
Freestanding: Towel warmers that are moveable and are not stationed to the wall.
Hardwired: Wired directly into your electric. Most mounted towel warmers will either be hydronic or hardwired.
Hydronic: Heated by circulating warm water.
Mounted: A towel warmer that is permanently mounted to a wall.
Plug in: Plugs directly into a outlet. All Freestanding towel warmers will be plugged in.
Towel warmers/rails can be used in other places other than the bathroom. Some models act as space heaters as well. They are also used in mudrooms, saunas, spas, kitchens, or in any room that may need additional heat.
An Electrical towel warmer derives it heat from either being plugged in or hardwired. Electrical towel warmers are much simpler to install than a hydronic towel warmer. The advantage of a hardwired towel warmer is the wires are hidden. Neither do you have to worry about installing near a outlet. An electric towel warmer will utilize about the same amount of energy as one or two lightbulbs, depending on the model. If you purchase a plug in towel warmer in a matter of moments you can be enjoying the luxury of a towel warmer.
An Hydronic towel warmer uses hot water or steam to heat the towel rails. Hydronic uses the same principles as a radiator.
We only carry hardwired or plug in towel warmers. If you need a hydronic model, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A towel warmer or as our neighbors across the pond call it, a heated towel rail, drying rail, or heated towel rack is most often found in a bathroom but can also be used in the mudroom or laundry room. Like a towel rack, it is a place where towels are hung to dry. But the big advantage is a towel warmer is it uses electricity (electric) or water (hydronic) to warm the towels. What was once considered a luxury only for the wealthy, now can be enjoyed by most. Stepping out of a shower and into a warm towel is considered by most to bring a delightful gratification.
A towel warmer, can also be used to dry delicates instead of using a dryer; as well as, wet shoes by hanging them on a robe hook. They can also help keep bathrooms cozy, dry, mold, mildew and humidity free.
It can also be used to dry a used towel thus reducing laundry load and water consumption. Not only is this a benefit to you but it also a benefit to our environment.
The wiring of the Amba Jeeves collection can be converted to the left hand side. Once you place an Amba Jeeves Towel Warmer in your cart, it will allow you to select left hand wiring for a $99 surcharge.
The Sterlingham towel warmer collection can be finished in Gold, Matte Gold and Antique Gold. Please email us (email@example.com) with the model that you like and we will provide you with pricing.
There are many variables (insulation, does the room have windows, does it have a outside wall). that will determine how effective a towel warmer will be at heating a room. Runtal is known for it's ability to help heat a room. Amba also has several models (Quadro, Sirio, Antus, Vega) that can act as a space heater as well.
There are many BTU calculators that you can find online that will give you the suggested amount of BTU/Watts required to warm a room, but many of these assume that you are heating the room from 0 degrees. This is 99% of the time, not true. Although, it may be the main source of heat for the bathroom, it will still get some residual heat from the rest of the house, so you must determine how many degrees you want to heat the room.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
1) Material it is crafted out of: Entry level towel warmers are normally crafted out of 201 stainless steel whereas more expensive towel warmers will be crafted out of 304 stainless steel. High end towel warmers are crafted out of Brass.
2) Where it is made at: Entry level towel warmers are normally made in China. More expensive towel warmers are normaly crafted in South Africa, Uk or Italy (Myson, Amba).
3) MAPP pricing: Most brands will not allow a retailer to sell it below a certain price as this helps protect the brand from eroding.
4) Method of crafting: If a towel warmer is custom made, it is being hand made specifically to meet the clients needs. Expensive towel warmer are normally hand crafted and not mass produced.
There is really no exact science to how far a towelwarmer should be off the ground. Most of the decision will come down to how convenient is it to get the towels off of it and what is ascetically pleasing.
If it is a smaller towel warmer, some clients will make the on/off switch plate on the towel warmer to be even with the other switch plates in the bathroom. You can also use the same method as if you are hanging a picture, which is around 57" on center.
Most towel warmers are going to be at least 20" wide. If you are looking for a narrow towel warmer, you will have to go with a custom size. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you.
There are so many variables that come into play. First of all, the specific unit that is being used will have a big effect, the material & thickness of the towel has a big effect, the ambient temperature of the room and how wet the towel is.
But a broad guess without any specific would be between 30-75 minutes