Heated towel rails have become more and more popular all across the country, and it isn't hard to see why. They ensure the towel you grab after a bath or shower is nice and warm, and they provide a handy place to dry your clothes. As an added benefit, they also help cut down on issues associated with excessive moisture and help keep the bathroom itself nice and warm.
Those are great benefits, but you can make your heated towel rail even better by choosing a dual-heated model during your next bathroom renovation. Like traditional plumbed heated towel rails, these are connected to your home's central heating system and can be used just like any other radiator, but they also feature an electrical element for heating when the central heating is turned off.
Here are just three great reasons to fit one in your bathroom.
1. Year-Round Comfort
The traditional heated towel rail is great during the winter, but it isn't often as effective during the warm summer months since the central heating system probably won't be turned on. That's unfortunate since you'll still want to enjoy the advantages of a heated towel rail. Dual fuel models represent the perfect solution since you can turn them on separately if it's too hot for central heating.
2. More Energy Efficient
Dual fuel radiators are also great for those conscious of how much energy they use since you can select the most efficient heating method based on changing situations. For example, if you don't need to heat the entire house but still want the bathroom to be warm, you can simply turn on the dual fuel rail's electrical heating element. You can even use a thermostatic heating element and a timer for added efficiency and convenience. That isn't just great for reducing your energy costs—it also helps keep your home more eco-friendly.
3. Boiler Protection
Finally, it's worth keeping in mind that running your central heating is always going to put your boiler and pipes under some level of strain. If you turn on your heating just for the bathroom, you're going to be slightly reducing the lifespan of your boiler and increasing the likelihood of needing repairs. Of course, just once or twice isn't going to make such a difference, but all that activity can make a more significant impact over time. Your central heating system is one of the most expensive and useful parts of your home, so it only makes sense to save it from unnecessary wear.
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