The Radiant towel warmer heats up quickly and has ten crossbars for optimal drying. The advantage is the possibility of installing an electric or hydronic heater, which will always ensure a comfortable temperature in the bathroom.
There are two main types of towel warmers:
and both are highly efficient.
Electric towel warmers typically have very low energy consumption rates. Electric models contain one of two types of low wattage elements: some use a dry element, while others use an element to heat mineral oil within the unit. Both types of electric towel warmers may be operated with an on/off switch or with a timer. Some of the larger electric units can provide enough heat to warm a room, although electric units are typically used in conjunction with another heat source to heat a room most effectively.
Hydronic models simply utilize your hot water plumbing to produce heat by running hot water through the towel warmer. This can be done one of two ways: by connecting to your home’s hot water heater (open system) or to a specific hydronic heating system (closed system). In most cases the hydronic towel warmer can not only be the most efficient energy saving method but can also be the most difficult to install if not included during the original new construction of the house or during a complete remodel project.
Today’s towel warmers incorporate many safety features like thermostats and automatic shut off capabilities that help make safety a non-issue when making your decision. Since towel warmers have no moving parts to wear out they are a very reliable appliance choice.