Asked by: Rolanda Rainha
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Do electric towel rails have thermostats?

Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

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These type electric towel rails have a silicon sealed wire inside the bars/tubes which heats the towel rail. Generally speaking these towel rails are the easiest to install. A final note on these dry electric towel rails is that they do not have any built in thermostats which you can control the heat.

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Keeping this in view, do you fill electric towel rail?

Top-up the towel rail by removing one of the top plugs and fill it with water only allowing around 10% of the height for expansion when the water gets hot. If you are refilling a towel warmer from empty then a combination of 85% water and 15% corrosion inhibitor is recommended.

Subsequently, question is, why is my electric towel rail not working? Thermostatic element should be set to maximum temperature and turned on for at least 24 hours. If there is still no heat whatsoever then the element or electrical installation may be faulty. The entire towel rail gets warm but not hot enough. Standard element should be turned on for at least 4 hours.

Similarly one may ask, will an electric towel rail heat my bathroom?

Most heated towel rails will provide enough heat to warm the bathroom and also keep your towels fluffy and warm – ready for when you step out of the bath or shower. A larger bathroom, however, may require another source of heating to sufficiently warm the room.

What is a thermostatic electric towel rail?

Towel Rails with Thermostats For the energy conscious, a thermostatically controlled electric towel rail is a bathroom essential, providing you with an efficient method of warming both your towels and your bathroom.

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Roselina Albir

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What is an electric towel rail filled with?

This is exactly how standard water circulating radiators operate in your home. Electric towel rails are fitted with an electric element and filled with a water inhibiting fluid. The element heats up the fluid and the towel rail is heated by a process known as convection.

Esteban Monahan

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Can heated towel rails be mounted upside down?

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Do heated towel rails use much power?

That's right… you could be saving a total of $115 every year by simply installing a heated towel rail timer and having it run only 8 hours per day rather than 24 (savings based on a standard sized 80W towel rail, running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at an average electricity cost of 25 cents per kilowatt hour).

Mher Cancelo

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Do you bleed electric towel rails?

Bleed the towel rail
Step 1 – Turn off your central heating. Step 2 – You need to let the water inside the heated towel radiator cool down so go and enjoy a cup of tea for twenty mins or so! If you haven't had your central heating on, then you don't need to wait. Step 3 – Most heated towel rails have two lock shields.

Branko Balau

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Are electric towel rails expensive to use?

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These rails avoid the issue of having to switch on the rest of your central heating, however they can be expensive to run due to the power requirements of the heated element within. Essentially, they function similarly to a kettle, though without quite so much short term power usage.

Aridai Steinbruck

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How long do electric towel rails take to heat up?

Whilst centrally heated rails may take 20 minutes or more to heat up fully, an electrically heated towel rail with timer can generally reach its desired temperature in less than 5 minutes.

Sorne Gahlot

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How long can you leave a towel warmer on?

If the towel warmer is going to be turned on continuously with a towel, we recommend setting it on no higher than level 7. If you have it on a programmable timer for only a couple hours at a time, any setting can be used.

Nihad Lutken

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How much do electric towel rails cost to run?

Towel warmers are usually rather weedy and will not keep a room warm. If yours happens to be 1,000Watts, it will cost 11 pence per hour. Energy from electricity currently costs about four times as much as energy from gas. Your electric heater, tumble drier, and immersion heater will use much more.

Gaby Radolf

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Are electric towel rails any good?

The good news is that an electric towel rail is highly affordable. It can be turned on and off instantly to provide localised heat and will not make any noticeable extra dent in those pesky bills.

Minodora Uzziel

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How can I heat my bathroom without electricity?

Radiant floor heating uses the same concept as towel warmers to heat your bathroom from the floor up. Using either electrically heated coils or water-heated tubing, radiant floor heating can be patterned underneath your bathroom flooring to heat up the room and those cold tiles!

Eloino Rubert

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Are white towel rails better than Chrome?

Ultimately, your choice of white or chrome towel rails can only come down to taste. Chrome is a fantastic choice for modern and contemporary bathrooms, timelessly associated with cleanliness, smooth lines and futuristic elegance. Chrome is a little harder to keep clean than white towel rails.

Lera Schrotter

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What should I look for in a heated towel rail?

Where Should I Install A Heated Towel Rail?
  • The shape of your bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite.
  • The dimensions of that space.
  • Your existing pipework.
  • Doors, pipes and existing bathroom fittings (bath, sink, toilet, etc).
  • Whether it is plumbed or electric, or dual fuel.
  • The size of the appliance that you require.

Abderrahime Bospflug

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Which is better straight or curved towel rails?

Straight Towel Rails protrude less into your bathroom whilst Curved versions allow some extra room for the towels. The difference in output between both versions is unnoticeable.

Betsy Froggatt

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What is the best heater for bathroom?

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  3. Panasonic FV-11VH2 Bathroom Fan Heater.
  4. Broan Model 157 Bathroom Ceiling Heater.
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Jalal O ryan

Reviewer

What wattage towel rail do I need?

Electrorad towel rails are available in 400 watts & 700 watts which is enough to warm towels and heat the room in most bathrooms. The towel rails are IP54 rated for use in bathrooms or IP55 rated if a standard element is installed rather than a thermostatic element.

Anatalia Mongort

Reviewer

How do I bleed a heated towel rail?

Get your towel or rag and place it on the floor underneath the bleed valve. Using your radiator key turn the bleed nipple anti-clockwise. You should now hear a hissing noise. This is the steam and air leaving the radiator.

Oxana Mahnkopf

Supporter

How do you turn off towel warmers?

Your first step is to turn off the central heating and allow the water in the system to cool. Next you sort out the valves at either end of the radiator or towel rail: At one end is the manual control valve that turns the heat on and off. Turn this control to the off position by rotating it clockwise.

Claudi El Bakouri

Supporter

Why has my bathroom radiator stopped working?

Check for Trapped Air and Bleed Your Radiators
If just one (or a few) of your radiators aren't heating up, the most common reason for this is trapped air. If you've just turned the heating back on after the summer, air can become trapped in your radiators, causing them to be warm at the bottom but cold at the top.

Aniana Fresneda

Supporter

How do you put a heating element in a towel radiator?

Insert the T·Piece with the electrical heating element into the chosen side of the towel radiator and tighten into place using a 27mm spanner. 6. Follow the towel radiator fitting instructions to connect it to the central heating system.