March 16, 2012 in Heated Towel Rails
For many people, whether they have central heating or not, heating their bathroom proves troublesome. This is particularly true in winter and in older houses, but it is something that needs considering all year round as this is a room that we are often naked while covered in water in and a room where we feel the cold more acutely.
One of the most common methods of heating bathrooms is heated towel rails. These are heaters that can either plug into an existing central heating circuit or be installed as standalone devices. Even if they are integrated into the existing heating for the house, they can usually be used by themselves without necessitating turning on the heating and incurring the costs that such an action is associated with.
They’re available in a whole range of styles, from ones that look like the traditional cast iron Victorian radiator in its chunky and imposing glory, to radiators that run vertically up the wall and look more like installation art that you would see in a modern tower block than a means of heating a home. They’re also available in the conventional chromed tube or rectangular design, but even these can be vertically or horizontally orientated on a wall according to your preference and space available. They can run flush against the wall or curve slightly into the larger room, according to how much floor and wall space you have available and whether you are looking at creating a more streamlined or curvilinear effect overall.
Heated towel rails come in a range of different capacities, which means that they can heat a smaller or larger room according to how they are rated and the more powerful they are the hotter they can get a room. If you’re heating a small en-suite you might only need a small rail that is just to hold a couple of towels. However, a family bathroom may need a much larger device capable of heating a greater area and storing several towels at once.
Heated towel rails do more than just heat the room or store towels. They can be used to air towels, to dry towels and clothes, or to heat towels and clothes as a welcome treat for bathers. They make a world of difference to your bathroom, and can change it from a cold and unwelcoming room where bathing is a necessary yet unenjoyable chore to a warm, welcoming and enjoyable room where you can relax and unwind.