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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 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: £89.97
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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
Bathroom Flat Panel Sand Grey Electric Thermostatic Heated Warming Towel Rail Radiator Rad 800 x 450 mm
Bathroom Flat Panel Sand Grey Electric Thermostatic Heated Warming Towel Rail Radiator Rad 800 x 450 mm
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  • Stylish minimalist flat panel heated towel rail radiator with a thermostatic element included (not installed)
  • Number of bars: 8 (2+3+3) 400mm Pipe Centres
  • Durable high quality Sand Grey T-Piece for Dual Fuel Conversion
  • 10 Year "fit and forget" Guarantee
Greened House Electric Chrome 400w x 800h Flat Towel Rail + Timer and Room Thermostat
Greened House Electric Chrome 400w x 800h Flat Towel Rail + Timer and Room Thermostat
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Features

  • Cross Tube Diameter: 22mm | Wall Fixings Included
  • 300watt PTC Heating Element - 240v Mains Wired with 1m cable
  • 7 Day Programmable Timer and Room Thermostat with Open Window Sensing technology
  • IP64 rated for use in bathrooms
  • Low Carbon Mild Steel body, Chrome plated
Thermostatic Electric Chrome Straight Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator 1200x500
Thermostatic Electric Chrome Straight Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator 1200x500
Sale Price: £89.97
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Features

  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Thermostatic 400W Electric Element 450mm Pipe Centres
  • Wall fixing kit included
  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
  • 10 year "fit and forget" guarantee Included
WarmeHaus Chrome Thermostatic Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 1600 x 600 mm
WarmeHaus Chrome Thermostatic Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Radiator Rad 1600 x 600 mm
Sale Price: £114.97
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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
Greened House Electric Chrome 600W x 800H Curved Towel Rail + Timer and Room Thermostat
Greened House Electric Chrome 600W x 800H Curved Towel Rail + Timer and Room Thermostat
Sale Price: £92.75
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Features

  • Cross Tube Diameter: 22mm | Wall Fixings Included
  • 300watt PTC Heating Element - 240v Mains Wired with 1m cable
  • 7 Day Programmable Timer and Room Thermostat with Open Window Sensing technology
  • IP64 rated for use in bathrooms | 1005 BTU Heat Output
  • Low Carbon Mild Steel body, Chrome plated
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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Features

  • 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
Thermostatic Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator Rad - 1500 x 600 mm - Chrome
Thermostatic Electric Bathroom Curved Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator Rad - 1500 x 600 mm - Chrome
Sale Price: £109.97
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Features

  • Durable high quality chrome finish 550mm Pipe Centres
  • Thermostatic 600W Electric Element
  • Wall fixing kit included
  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
  • 10 year "fit and forget" guarantee Included
WarmeHaus Designer Flat Panel Bathroom Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Kit 1200 x 500 - Chrome
WarmeHaus Designer Flat Panel Bathroom Electric Heated Towel Rail Radiator Kit 1200 x 500 - Chrome
Sale Price: £106.97
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Features

  • Kit Includes: Towel Rail, Electric Element, Brackets & Fixing Kit
  • Number of bars: 3+5+8 450mm Pipe Centres
  • High heat output 1412 BTU
  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • 10 Year "fit and forget" Guarantee


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.