Chrome Heated Towel Rails
How To Choose Yours
Heated towel radiators are not designed to heat rooms in the same way that conventional radiators are. Heated towel rails do not have integrated convection fins in order to increase thermal efficiency that standard room-warming radiators have, as our chrome towel rails are designed in order to purely heat towels and give your bathroom, shower room or en-suite a contemporary look.
Once you have chosen the design of your heated towel rail, you need to decide on the size that you require. Remember that after replacing a conventional radiator you will lose some heat output when opting for a towel radiator of the same size as your existing unit. So it's a good idea to choose a heated towel rail which is larger than the radiator you are replacing in order to compensate.
Important: When choosing the size of radiator it is crucial to measure the distances between the centres of your existing heating pipes (if you already have any).
In all of our product descriptions, we give the 'pipe centres' measurement to allow you to make the correct choice when selecting your heated towel rail. This is the distance between the two pipes on your towel rail that will connect to your pipes in your heating system.
When selecting your towel rail, you should ensure that the pipe centres measurement is as close to the distance between your pipes in your bathroom (or the room you intend to put it) as possible. We also provide the height and width of the radiator itself to give you as much information as possible.
For example, our description of an '800 x 400mm towel rail' means that 800mm is the height and the 400mm is the width. You can see an example of our measurements here.
| Calculating the heat output you require can be achieved by using a simple calculation. Multiply the width by the length of the room (in metres) and times by 100. These will give you the number of Watts required. To find out the British Thermal Units (BTU) value required, multiply the number of Watts by 3.412. Please bear in mind this is a guide, if you are unsure contact a plumber.|
You may need to buy some new radiator valves if the ones you already have arenít the right size, or you are fitting the radiator in a completely new place.
The size of radiator valve is dependent on your pipe sizes. In the UK there are three sizes available depending on how your home has been plumbed, these are 8mm, 10mm and 15mm. Be sure to measure your pipes carefully so that you can order the correct ones.
All is not lost if your do select a heated towel rail that is the wrong size. Normally a plumber can adjust the pipework to make it fit, but it would be easier to get it right first time by making sure you get your measurements correct.