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Can a Heated Towel Rail Heat my Bathroom?

Heated towel rails are designed to keep your towels warm. They are also fantastic for drying your towels quicker after you have used them. This has many advantages and the most important one being that of hygiene. When a towel is dried quickly, there won't be any moisture around that bacteria can grown in. This will mean your towels will not have that musty smell most towels suffer from after being used.

iBathUK | 1000 x 500 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator
iBathUK | 1000 x 500 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Quality polished chrome finish
  • Tested to BS EN 442 standards
  • BTU Rating: 1476
  • Kit includes: Radiator, electric thermostatic element, fixtures and fittings
iBathUK | 1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK | 1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High grade low carbon steel, chrome plated radiator
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 1200 x 600 mm
  • BTU Rating: 1432
  • Kit includes: Radiator, 300W thermostatic electric heating element, Anti-Freeze Radiator Inhibitor Fluid, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 1600 x 600 700W Chrome
Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 1600 x 600 700W Chrome
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  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Thermostatic 700W Electric Element
  • Wall fixing kit included
  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
  • 10 year "fit and forget" guarantee Included
New Minimalist Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator 1200 x 500 - Chrome
New Minimalist Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator 1200 x 500 - Chrome
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  • Stylish flat panel rail ladder style towel radiator
  • Number of bars: 2+3+3+4
  • High heat output 1644 BTU
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Manufactured in accordance with BS EN 442
1000x450 mm Electric Chrome Designer Flat Panel Towel Rail Radiator Heated Bathroom RE242
1000x450 mm Electric Chrome Designer Flat Panel Towel Rail Radiator Heated Bathroom RE242
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High grade low carbon steel, chrome plated radiator
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 1000 x 450 mm
  • BTU Rating: 1518
  • Kit includes: Radiator, electric element, anti-freeze radiator Inhibitor fluid, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
Maine Chrome Straight Electric Towel Rail Radiator - 10
Maine Chrome Straight Electric Towel Rail Radiator - 10
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High grade low carbon steel, chrome plated radiator
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 1000 x 500 mm
  • BTU Rating: 1523
  • Kit includes: Radiator, 300W electric element, Anti-Freeze Radiator Inhibitor Fluid, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
Boutique Style Designer Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator 1200 x 450mm Chrome
Boutique Style Designer Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator 1200 x 450mm Chrome
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  • Kit Includes: Towel Rail, Electric Element, Brackets & Fixing Kit
  • Number of bars: 12
  • Heat output 1305 BTU
  • Durable high quality white finish
  • 10 Year "fit and forget" Guarantee
300mm(w) x 1200mm(h) Straight Chrome Electric Heated Towel Rail, Radiator, Warmer. Supplied with 250 Watt Electric Heating Element
300mm(w) x 1200mm(h) Straight Chrome Electric Heated Towel Rail, Radiator, Warmer. Supplied with 250 Watt Electric Heating Element
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  • Outer Finish: Sparkling Chrome. Base Material: Mild Steel
  • Height: 1200mm Width: 300mm
  • Supplied with 250W Electric Element (Fixed Temp)
  • Fixing distance (Wall to Front) : 90 - 110mm on adjustable brackets
  • Bar Pattern: 4-5-6-7
350mm wide x 400mm high Prefilled Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Flat Chrome Bathroom Warmer
350mm wide x 400mm high Prefilled Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Flat Chrome Bathroom Warmer
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  • Pre-Filled Length (mm): 400 Width (mm): 350 Finish: Chrome. Material: Steel
  • Tube Diameter: 22mm - Tube Layout: 3 + 4 = 7 Tubes Total
  • Tested to BS EN 442 standards
  • Comes with adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
  • 363 BTU/h - Pre-filled with 150W standard element


Apart from supplying you with warm clean bacteria free towels. Towel rails can also be used to heat your bathroom. Along with a normal radiator they can provide the extra warmth that is needed during the cold winter months. They can also be used on their own to warm up the bathroom without the need for a traditional radiator. This is however not the case for every heated towel rail available on the market.

There are many factors that can affect whether a towel warmer will be sufficient to heat a bathroom alone. The first thing is the size of your bathroom. Obviously a big bathroom will require a more powerful heat source, so do not expect a towel rail to take care of a master bathroom. Another important thing is the output of your unit. Towel radiators just like other appliances have different settings and features. The output of a towel rail is measured in BTU or British Thermal Unit. The bigger the towel rad the higher BTU output it will have and therefore the more powerful it is and can produce more heat.

When shopping around for electric towel rails look for these measurements and try to get the unit with the highest BTU output you can afford. The rails will also do a more effective job in heating a bathroom if you do not have any towels on them when you intend them to warm your bathroom.