• Location of Heated Towel Rails
  1. Avoid wet areas, such as Zone 0, Zone 1 and Zone 2
  2. Install 600mm above the floor
  • Installation of plug in and hard wired (no cord)

There are several options when it comes to heated towel rail installation. Most options can be operated with a timer, allowing you to turn on or off your towel rail when needed. The installation of any heated towel rail involves the fastening of the rail onto a bathroom wall. Many people prefer to hard wire the towel rail into its own switch. We can assist with this option and can complete the separate switch installation to ensure the unit is safe and functional, giving you the enjoyment of nice warm towels to use.


  • Plug-In Unit

Although a plug in-unit plugs straight into the power socket, it is not as safe as the hard wiring system. If you install a plug-in unit, you need to ensure certain safety precautions are taken to keep the environment safe. A plug-in unit, or any type of heated towel rail, should never be installed inside a shower or directly above a bathtub, as these areas have excess water and increases the likelihood of electrical danger.


  • Hard Wiring System

If you choose to hard wire a towel rail to a separate switch, you must ensure the work is carried out by a licensed electrician. Hard wiring consists of removing the 3 pin plug and sliding the fifth bracket over the wire. Then, the bracket is fixed to the towel rail using the small screw provided. The cable is then fed through a conduit in the wall to a separate switch or timer.


  • Energy and Heating Efficiency

Standard heated towel rails use around the same electricity as a 100 watt light bulb. However, they can consume more energy depending on the size of the towel rail. If you’re concerned about saving energy, installing a timer is the best option to ensure your towel rail heats when is most convenient for your needs.

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