When it comes to buying a new radiator for your bathroom, towel radiators are a fantastic option. However, before you rush out and buy you a new towel radiator, it is important to understand the sort of things that you should be looking for from such a radiator.
In this article, we are going to explore the things that you need to look for when buying a new towel radiator.
Heat output is the most important consideration when buying any type of radiator, but especially with towel radiators. You need to be able to provide the room with enough heat to minimise the risk of damp and its associated problems. If you do not pay attention to heat output, you will end up with a room that is cold and potentially experiences issues with damp.
It is especially important to pay attention to the heat output of towel rails. This is because the towel radiator needs to provide more heat than a traditional radiator as the heat needs to penetrate the towels.
To work out how much heat you need from your new towel radiator, use a BTU calculator, and make sure that it is one that allows you to specify that you’re looking for a towel radiator.
You need to do this for both central heating and an electric heated towel rails.
The Number of Rungs
Next, you need to think about how many people in your household will be making use of the towel radiator, and how many of them use multiple towels. It is important that you provide an area for all the tools to dry.
If you don’t, you will end up with towels on bannisters and over doors, which is probably what you’re trying to avoid in the first place by installing a towel radiator.
Fuel Source (All-Year or Just Winter)
Again, towel radiators have a particular need that other radiators generally don’t. You generally need to keep your towel radiators on throughout the year, including the summer months. If you don’t, you won’t be able to dry your towels properly.
Now, rather than buying a central heating towel radiator, where you have to keep your central heating on throughout the year, you should consider whether it makes more sense to buy a dual fuel radiator or electric heated towel rails. The latter to allow you to use the radiator throughout the year without affecting the rest of your central heating system.
Finally, you need to make sure that you buy a towel radiator that is of sufficient quality. Because they are placed in the bathroom, they tend to experience problems with damp, which can lead to rusting. Whilst rust does not necessarily damage the radiator, it can look extremely unpleasant. To avoid this, make sure that you buy a high-quality towel radiator from a reputable UK retailer.
I hope that you now have a good understanding of the type of things you should be looking for when buying a new towel radiator for your bathroom. Paying attention to the above issues will ensure that you buy the correct unit for your requirements.