This year alone, you’ll spend an average of 60 hours in the shower or bath.
However, a recent article showed that 4 out of every 5 women in England don’t shower every day. That same article also proved that some women in England even go as long as 3 days without sudsing up!
However, it isn’t all bad news.
In fact, close to 60% said they’d like to shower every day, but often simply find themselves too exhausted, or don’t have the time.
Between racing to pick up your children, heading to work, and everything else you do in a day, it can be hard to find time to pamper yourself.
However, instead of viewing showering as a chore, it’s important to think of it as a chance to recharge and relax.
How can you get the most out of your showering experience, and make it a pleasurable activity?
We think adding an electric towel rail is a wonderful place to start!
In this post, we’ll tell you how an electric towel rail works, why you need one, and more.
Take your bathing experience to the next level by staying warm even after you get out of the shower.
How Does An Electric Towel Rail Work?
We know that the transition from a warm, relaxing shower to a freezing bathroom can be tough.
An electric towel rail makes it easier by warming up your towels while you’re in the shower. It’s like putting on clothes straight from the dryer!
You may have seen them in hotels and spas, but the reality is that electric towel warmers are for everyone.
They’re affordable, don’t take up any valuable floor space, and are a much safer alternative than putting towels on your radiator.
They’re an amazing addition to any bathroom and will add a luxe feel without requiring a total remodel.
They work by heating the towel on a warming rail, and they don’t use your home’s central heating system to do it.
Instead, they’re wired into your electrical circuit and are entirely self-contained. An element heats the thermodynamic fluid within the radiator.
Many models today are highly energy-efficient.
The best options are those that you can install directly into your central heating system. These electric towel rails are warmed with the hot water your boiler pumps into the system. Furthermore, the valves can also be turned off during summer so that a heating element can take overheating duties when you choose.
We especially love that many electric towel rails on the market today shut off automatically or have a set timer independent of your main thermostat.
This means you won’t have to worry about them overheating or constantly worry about whether or not you unplugged them before you left for work.
There are generally three different design options when it comes to your electric towel rails.
These towel rails are, as the name implies, mounted to your floor.
They’re a great option for those with a little more space to fill in their bathrooms.
If you’re still deciding on your bathroom design, or if you think you may remodel soon, try another option.
These can be moved anywhere you like, as they’re not mounted to your floor. They’re most likely oil-filled and plug directly into a wall socket.
These are also a great option for those who want to hang their clothes to dry on their electric towel rail anywhere else in their home.
These are the most popular design and make efficient use of vertical space and are perfect for homes large or small. They can be mounted or hung on your wall.
We suggest installing them right outside of your shower, at your arm’s height, so you can just reach and grab your warm towel right from the shower!
What Are The Benefits Of An Electric Towel Rail?
There are lots of other reasons to get an electric towel rail other than just the cosiness they offer!
As we mentioned earlier, they’re a great option for drying delicate clothing that you don’t want to put into your dryer quickly. Even drape your swimsuits over them after a dip!
They’ll also help to gently heat your entire bathroom, in addition to your household heating system. This can be a wonderful comfort in the colder winter months when getting out of the shower can be especially chilly.
They don’t belong in just the bathroom! For those rainy days, we suggest placing an electric towel rail in your hallway or utility room to dry off damp clothing.
Finally, a heated towel rail can actually help to keep your family healthy.
Because they can dry things quickly, which helps to lower the amount of mildew and mould that can form on damp towels and clothing.
Bonus Tip: If you’re the type who loves to lounge around in fluffy bathrobes, do the same with your warm towel!
We suggest installing a folding shower seat, so you can sit in your steamy shower in your warm towel for as long as you like. It’s like a miniature, totally private spa for your home!
What is The Installation Process Like?
As you may have guessed, the installation process will vary depending on the type of towel rail you choose.
It will also depend on where you’d like to mount your electric towel rail.
Of course, with a freestanding option, there’s little to no installation at all!
For other options though, especially if you’re not particularly handy, a professional installation may be a better option.
Keep in mind too, that towel rails can be an active design element in your bathroom.
They come in a variety of sizes, colours, and finishes – meaning you can easily find something that will go with your bathroom’s decor.
Where Can I Find The Perfect Electric Towel Rail?
We’re so glad you asked. We know a towel warming rail is a perfect accessory to give your time in the shower a luxury feel.
And getting a towel rail will likely cost you about as much as a single top spa treatment.
For more advice on where to buy your electric towel rail, as well as inspiration and ideas for your entire bathroom, spend some time on our website and blog.
Especially spend some time browsing our products to get a better feel for the wide variety of towel rails we offer.
We’re confident you’ll find one that fits perfectly in your home.
There’s no reason to put off taking a shower! Make it an indulgent, relaxing experience with a towel rail that keeps you warm long after the water is turned off!
Hello, my name is Dean.
Together with my business partner we own and operate Shower Enclosures UK.com Ltd.
We’ve been running the business for over 9 years and have amassed a reasonable amount of knowledge and expertise on the subject of shower and bathroom hardware. Enough that we’ve been able to put together a series of blog posts that should make buying bathroom goods that little bit simpler and help answer all the most popular questions.
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