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Whether you want to add a bit of warmth to a small bathroom or en-suite, or you're just after an accompaniment to a larger radiator, installing a traditional heated towel rail will certainly provide a great source of heat while also looking fantastic at the same time. In this guide we'll look at the various options which are available to you and also outline some other bits of important information that you'll need to know.
Traditional heated towel rails come in many different guises, so choosing the right one for your bathroom is essentially a matter of personal taste. You should be ok size wise as they are relatively compact items, however it may be a good idea to take some measurements of the room first just to be sure.
Central heating: With these towel rails, they work by simply plumbing directly into your central heating system just like a normal radiator, using valves to set the amount of heat that is emitted.
Electric: If you need a more cost effective method of heating then these towel rails are ideal as they use electricity to run. They are very practical and much easier to install as they don't need to be plumbed into the central heating system.
They are but only if you are confident in your own abilities. If you're a complete novice when it comes to plumbing then you should probably call a professional to help. If you're comfortable tackling this job yourself then we've created a small guide to help you along:
First of all make sure all the hot water has been drained from your central heating system before beginning. Undo the bleed valve on the existing rail or radiator and allow all the water to be drained into a bucket. When it is fully drained, remove it from the wall taking care not to scratch or damage your tiling. The blanking nuts and bleed screws then have to be installed to the new rail. The valves then need to be attached to the tails and wrapped with PFTE tape for a secure fit.
The towel rail should then be mounted to the supporting brackets and the valves connected to the feed and return pipes. The item then just needs adjusting so that it sits perfectly on the wall before tightening everything fully to secure it in place. The drain cock should be closed and water allowed back into the heating system. Check there are no leaks and to finish don't forget to bleed the traditional towel rail to get the best out of it.
The BTU (British Thermal Unit) rating is what displays exactly how much heat a radiator or heated towel rail will give out. A larger number indicates that a product will create more heat so make sure that the towel rail you want produces enough for your needs before purchasing.