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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Practical Towel Warmers

Towel warmers play a fundamental role in today’s heating scenario. There are two types of towel warmers: hydronic and electric.

Difference between Hydronic and Electric Towel Warmers:

Hydronic towel warmers do not need constant water supply and the hot water is generally utilized and circulated from the central heating system. Several hydronic towel warmers are floor or wall mounted and they can be connected to your home plumbing. Since they are used in conjunction with the central heating their operation is also limited to the active central heating. Special pumps and separate heating tubes can also be provided for these warmers to be used during the summer. These towel warmers are more expensive and they normally require a plumber to install.

Electric towel warmers on the other hand are oil filled. Once these are plugged in, the oil begins heating it. Most oil filled towel warmers have a low wattage heating element which makes them economical and safe for use. Electric towel warmers are self contained and are equipped with an electrical heating unit which is built in to the warmer that heats the fluid which circulates throughout the unit. It is possible to use oil filled warmers with timers as it gives the benefit to preheat the towel warmer based on your schedule. Oil filled towel warmers can take up to an hour to heat and sometimes they can be expensive.

Choosing the right towel warmer:

One of the most important factors to consider is to think of the purpose the towel warmer needs to serve. A small electric towel warmer will be useful if you just want a warm towel when you come out of your bath. But if you want a towel warmer which can also be used to heat the bathroom then the more expensive hydronic towel warmer proves to be more practical. Another important factor is the budget. These warmers come in different prices. Smaller units are not only less expensive but they also add a touch of elegance while pampering yourself to a warm towel. Finally you must think about how much space you have to install the towel warmer. Small bathrooms can install and mount the towel warmer on the wall. Large bathrooms can use the floor models.

Whatever your budget may be or whatever your needs are, you will surely find a towel warmer which will suit your bathroom and your taste.

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