Heated towel radiatior for bathroom

5 Jul 2007
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United Kingdom
Are they any good at heating the bathroom? I have heard mixed reports about them.
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Work out the heatloss of your room. Look at the output of the radiator.

Then take into account the fact that towels will be covering the heat emitters.

There's your answer ;).

I have both towel rail (on whenever the boiler fires) and a rad which is set only for the evening and ealry mornings.

I will be trying the towel rail on its own this winter (first season).
I have to say that I've got a towel rail as the only source of heat in my bathroom. The bathroom isn't massive, (approx 3.6m x 1.5m) but I put a 1200 x 600 rail, as they don't output as much heat as radiators, so you generally have to go a bit larger. Plus added to that you generally cover the rail with towels, which abosrb the heat, as Dan has said.

My bathroom is always nice and warm, so you can do it, just take into account the heat loss from the room. Nice heat loss calculator here:

Heat Loss Calculator

Thats the one I used, and my house is nice and warm :D


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