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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
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  • 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
Vienna Towel Radiator 1100 x 500 250W - Thermostatic Control
Vienna Towel Radiator 1100 x 500 250W - Thermostatic Control
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  • Curved, Electric Heated Towel Rail (250 W, with thermostat)
  • Number of heating bars: 23
  • Heat Output of the heating element: 250 Watt
  • Heating take hand towel heater: 248 Watts
  • Heating element already inserted.
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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  • 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
iBathUK 1000 x 500 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator RE52
iBathUK 1000 x 500 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator RE52
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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
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
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  • 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
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
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  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Manual 700W Electric Element
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  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
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1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail White Panel Bathroom Radiator
1200 x 600 Thermostatic Electric Heated Towel Rail White Panel Bathroom Radiator
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High quality white powder coated finish
  • Crafted from high grade low carbon steel
  • BTU Rating: 2878
  • Kit includes: Radiator, 300W thermostatic electric element, anti-Freeze Radiator Inhibitor Fluid, adjustable wall brackets, blanking plug and air vent plug
iBathUK | 6 Column Traditional White Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator
iBathUK | 6 Column Traditional White Electric Heated Towel Rail Bathroom Radiator
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  • 10 Year Warranty
  • High heat output: 1025 BTU
  • Dimensions: (H x W) 952 x 659 mm
  • Premium Quality Carbon Steel & Gloss White Finish
  • Fixtures and fittings included
Thermostatic Electric Chrome Straight Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator 1500x600
Thermostatic Electric Chrome Straight Heated Towel Rail Warmer Radiator 1500x600
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  • Durable high quality chrome finish
  • Thermostatic 600W Electric Element 550mm Pipe Centres
  • Wall fixing kit included
  • Manufactured to BS EN 442
  • 10 year "fit and forget" guarantee Included


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.