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Electric Towel Rail – Why Do You Need One?

Welcome once again to the Only Radiators blog, where this time around we are looking into the electric towel rail that is currently very trendy in home heating.

No time to hang about, let’s introduce you to the world of electric heated towel racks, then if they rouse you, move swiftly onto which heated towel rail to buy with another classic Only Radiators Top Five on the best heated towel rails.

Why Would I Want an Electric Towel Rail?

It’s only natural that there’s a lot to question when it comes to electric towel radiator costs. There's the initial outlay of with purchasing, but how about the running costs afterwards?

The good news is that an electric towel rail is highly affordable. It can be turned on and off instantly to provide localised heat and will not make any noticeable extra dent in those pesky bills. Electric towel rails with timers ensure you don’t heat an empty home and energy wastage can be minimised further by ensuring you install an electric towel radiator with thermostat.

In fact, electric heated towel rails offer just as much forward-thinking design and cost minimisation as those general electric radiators we covered in our recent article. Remember, you can dry clothes on these nifty towel rails too!

And the bad news… well, none really – just that you have to actually pick from the hundreds of excellent electric towel heaters we have on offer in our expansive online store.

Our Top Five Towel Rails

If you asked us which heated towel rails are our favourites, it’d be a hard choice. If we had to pick, these are the ones we find our customers enjoy the most. Funnily enough, they're also the ones that we find ourselves recommending most.

You may be wondering how to install an electric towel rail and the good news is it couldn’t be simpler. For you DIY enthusiasts you only need follow the included directions. For those of you who are less handy, a plumber can have it set up in no time. Whichever approach you take, you will need an electrician to wire your radiator in.

OK, let’s dive right into which heated towel rail might be right for you.

Only Radiators’ Top Five Electric Towel Rails

Let's take a peek at our top five electric towel radiators below.

1. Thermosphere Round Single Bar Heated Towel Rail

We’ll start our introduction to the world of electric heated towel radiators with the Thermosphere round single bar heated towel rail.

Adding a splash of contemporary luxury to your bathroom has never looked this good thanks to the minimalist aesthetic design of the Thermosphere bar.

Beautifully curved, this heated towel bar can be used singularly or paired with multiple rails to create a greater statement.

Crafted from premium grade stainless steel and using a low voltage of only 12V, this Thermosphere piece is extremely energy efficient and keeps running costs low meaning it’s great at heating up your home, and being kind to your wallet!

Safe to use in wet areas thanks to concealed wiring, the curved bar towel rail uses a dry electric element meaning it won’t need to be plumbed into your central heating, and won’t need pre-filling with fluid either.

If all of these wonderful features and the super aesthetic design haven’t quite convinced you, perhaps the comforting 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee will.

2. Phoenix Carla Bathroom Electric Designer Heated Towel Rail Radiator

CE approved, the captivating Phoenix Carla is a wonderful companion for your bathroom that’s bound to impress with both its luxurious design and wonderful features. So let’s get into it.

The Carla is available in three stunning finishes; chrome, anthracite, or latte - so no matter your style or personal preferences, you’re bound to find a Carla design that suits your style.

We simply adore the idea of personalising your heating to perfectly suit the design of the rest of your home.

With a jaw-dropping design and efficient performance, the Carla heats your home quickly and ensures you’re as cosy as can be, as fast as possible.

This modern electric radiator is pre-filled with heating element and anti-corrosion fluid to ensure a flawless performance and reliability of course!

The Phoenix Carla even comes with a five year manufacturer’s guarantee so you can be certain of its wonderful quality construction. 

3. Thermosphere Swivel Rail Dry Electric Towel Rail

Highly stylish and of course convenient, this dry electric towel rail boasts three stunning curved swivel rails that allow you to warm your towels when you need them, and to put them back against the wall when not in use for a minimalist look in the bathroom.

There’s nothing we love more than practical heating that looks this good!

Crafted from premium grade stainless steel, the Swivel is energy efficient and fast to heat up whilst offering a simple on/off switch on the rail for convenience.

Safe to use in bathroom environments and easily fitted without needing to be plumbed into your central heating, the Swivel simply needs to be wired into your mains electric and can then be controlled easily by the switch.

Having total control over this luxurious piece means you can keep your towels warm and fluffy even in the summer when you certainly wouldn’t want to have your central heating on!

With a plethora of wonderful features, a truly mesmerising design, and a five year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind, of course you’re tempted!

4. Thermosphere Floorstanding Square Dry Electric Towel Rail

For those of you looking for variety, have you considered a floor standing towel rail? Maybe wall space is at a premium or maybe you're just keen to make a statement.

With no need to mount, there's no need to drill any unsightly holes in your wall. This making for easy installation, plus there's the added bonus of a stunningly stylish statement aswell.

Made from high quality stainless steel with a durable polished finish, this modern electric ladder towel rail is highly energy efficient with a low wattage that doesn’t compromise on heat output and comfort.

Keeping your towels warm and your home cosy is simple and safe to use due to this floorstanding electric radiator’s rapid heating response, and internal wiring to ensure your family are safe as can be.

For a bold statement of style and some greatly practical features, this Thermosphere piece is the perfect heating companion.

It also comes with a reassuring 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind too.

5. Phoenix Zonta Electric Stainless Steel Designer Heated Towel Rail Radiator

Powered by electricity, the Zonta is an excellent choice for those of us that are in search of a more statement electric radiator.

We love the idea of being in control of the temperature in the bathroom at all times, and the Phoenix Zonta is the perfect way to do so.

Made using top-quality stainless steel materials, the Zonta is built to last whilst offering a truly aesthetic look fit for any modern bathroom.

Fully CE certified, the Zonta is available in different sizes for you to perfectly match to your bathroom, and is completely safe for use within a bathroom thanks to concealed internal wiring. 

If you’re somehow not quite convinced by the beautiful appearance and plethora of features, then perhaps the comforting 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee will convince you.

What's not to love about an electric heated towel radiator that impresses in every way possible, and looks truly wonderful whilst doing so?


So, which heated towel rail is best?

It’s impossible to say – there are too many variables. The important thing is that, whatever your needs, this is where you’ll find the perfect towel radiator for you and your family.

With so many new towel rails coming out and led by industry frontrunners Thermogroup and Phoenix, even the biggest sticklers are sure to see one they like soon enough. If you need our help to find it, then give us a ring or stop by any time!

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