What is the main purpose of a towel warmer?
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.
Please explain the difference between an electric unit and a hydronic unit?
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.
Is the bathroom the only room that a towel warmer can be used?
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.
How should you place a towel on a towel warmer /rail?
Amba Jeeves & Traditional
Mr. Steam Broadway & Fifth Avenue
Artos (All models)
Runtal (All models)
Myson (All models with the exception of the Gem Collection)
Can a towel warmer be installed on any surface?
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.