Your bathroom (or ensuite) is one of the most used and most important rooms of your house. That's why it's so important that you have a radiator or heated towel rail in your bathroom that adequately heats the room (and your towels) and looks incredible stylish.


Is a towel rail as good as a radiator? Not only are towel rails a more practical solution than standard radiators, as they'll keep your towels warm fluffy and dry, but they also make a stylish addition to any bathroom. A larger bathroom, however, may require another source of heating to sufficiently warm the room.

do you need a radiator in the bathroom?

Having a heated towel radiator can free up some space in the bathroom as there's no need for a radiator. Heated towel radiators are generally a lot smaller than a radiator, plus they can be put up higher on the wall.

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!

do towel radiators heat the 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.

Do towel rails give off as much heat as a radiator? towel rails give out much less heat than radiators. When they are encased in a thick insulating layer of towels, even less. Ordinary towel rails or rings above an ordinary radiator work well. You might consider an unusually long, low radiator so you can have more towels above it.

what is the best radiator for a bathroom?

These are the best bathroom radiators – or at least some of the BestHeating favourites!

Do heated towel rails use much electricity? You will find it on the bill or instructions. 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.

Why does my bathroom radiator rust?

The most common cause of corrosion in your radiator system is sludge, a black, mud-like substance which, if untreated, will build up over time. From the inside of your radiators, it will cause rusting which end up eating tiny holes in the radiator resulting in leaks.

Can a heated towel rail replace a radiator? The towel rails can also be mounted at different heights on a wall, making them a much more flexible solution to a radiator. A heated towel rail isn't just a functional alternative to a radiator, but a stylish one too. There's more choice in terms of design, size and finish.

What type of radiator is best?

Best Radiator Materials The best cast iron radiators are very durable and offer excellent heat output which makes them ideal for putting anywhere. The best material for a modern radiator is aluminium. As we previously mentioned, Aluminium is better for heat transfer which makes Aluminium radiators incredibly efficient.

How does towel radiator work?

Hydronic (Standard) heated towel rails are simply plumbed into your central heating system and work by being heated up as hot water is circulated through them. As the fluid is heated it moves upwards displacing colder fluid and so the process continues until there is an even distribution of heat throughout.

What are the two valves on a towel radiator for?

There are two main types of heated towel rail valves. Straight valves should be used when the inlets are at the bottom of the towel rail and the pipes are protruding from the floor. Angled valves will be needed if the water needs to be diverted at a 90-degree angle.

Is it illegal to not have central heating?

No, they don't have to have central heating. It would affect the level of rent not having it but many many properties lack it and it is perfectly acceptable to rent out a house as long as there is a method of heating it.

When bleeding radiators where should you start?

If your home has 2 floors you should begin bleeding the downstairs radiators first. It's also advisable to start with the radiator which is furthest away from the boiler. Once you've bled all the downstairs radiators you move on to the upstairs, again beginning with the radiator which is furthest from the boiler.

What type of radiator gives out the most heat?

Central heating radiators These radiators have the highest heat output and greatest heating efficiency of all plumbed radiator styles, making them a popular choice in many homes. They use corrugated panels (convectors) to radiate heat into the room.

What should I look for when buying a radiator?

So without further ado, here are some things to consider when buying a new radiator. RESEARCH IS KEY. A LOT of research needs to go into heating your home. To name a few, you need to think about: The size of radiator. The size you choose will dictate how much heat it produces. MAINTAIN YOUR HOUSE. CHOOSE A MODEL.

What are the different types of radiators?

Radiator Types Single Panel Radiators. Single 'panels' (think of them as 'hot water containers' instead) are your basic radiator. Double Panel Radiators. Double panel radiators are two single panels stacked against each other (for roughly twice the power) and mounted to your wall. Column Radiators. Heated Towel Rails.

Are Aluminium radiators better than steel?

Another important factor to consider is that aluminium radiators are much lighter than steel or cast iron, meaning that they are suitable for installation on all types of wall – both external and internal, respectively – so they can heat up pretty much any space.