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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.

Electric Thermostatic Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator 700 x 400 150W Chrome
Electric Thermostatic Bathroom Heated Towel Rail Radiator 700 x 400 150W Chrome
Sale Price: £81.97
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Features

  • Straight, Electric Heated Towel Rail (150 W, with thermostat)
  • Number of heating bars: 14 350mm Pipe Centres
  • Heating element already installed
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • 10 Year "fit and forget" Guarantee
iBathUK 1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes RE167
iBathUK 1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes RE167
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Features

  • 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
500mm(w) x 1200mm(h) Pre-Filled, Single Heat "Apollo" Anthracite, Designer Electric Towel Rail, Supplied with 300W Single Heat Electric Heating Element
500mm(w) x 1200mm(h) Pre-Filled, Single Heat "Apollo" Anthracite, Designer Electric Towel Rail, Supplied with 300W Single Heat Electric Heating Element
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Features

  • Finish: Anthracite (RAL7016) Base Material: Mild Steel
  • Height: 1200mm Width: 500mm, Bar Pattern: 3 + 3 + 3 + 3
  • Supplied with a 300W element (70 degrees)
  • Output Value - BTUs: 1023
  • Fixing distance (Wall to Front) : 130mm
Chrome Thermostatic Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 1600 x 600 mm
Chrome Thermostatic Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 1600 x 600 mm
Sale Price: £119.97
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Features

  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Thermostatic 700W Electric Element
  • Wall fixing kit included 550mm Pipe Centres
  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
  • 10 year "fit and forget" guarantee Included
Creda CLR5C 60W Chrome Electric Ladder Towel Rail
Creda CLR5C 60W Chrome Electric Ladder Towel Rail
Sale Price: £85.99
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Features

  • Fluid filled for even heat distribution. Easy and quick to install.
  • Sizes and outputs to suit every bathroom. High quality chrome or white finish.
  • Safe surface temperatures - below 60°C in a room ambient of 21°C. Compatible with the RF Range controller.
  • Model: CLR5C
  • Rails: 5
iBathUK 1000 x 400 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
iBathUK 1000 x 400 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator - All Sizes
Sale Price: £89.99
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Features

  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Quality polished chrome finish
  • Tested to BS EN 442 standards
  • BTU Rating: 659
  • Kit includes: Radiator, electric thermostatic element, fixtures and fittings
iBathUK 1000 x 500 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator RE52
iBathUK 1000 x 500 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator RE52
Sale Price: £91.99
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Features

  • 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
Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator Rad Chrome - 1600 x 600 mm - 700W
Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator Rad Chrome - 1600 x 600 mm - 700W
Sale Price: £94.97
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Features

  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Manual 700W Electric Element
  • Wall fixing kit included 550mm Pipe Centres
  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
  • 10 year "fit and forget" guarantee Included
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
Sale Price: £133.99
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Features

  • 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


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.