Heated Towel Rails: What are the Benefits?

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Heated towel rails add a touch of luxury and practicality to your bathroom.

Heated towel rails are growing in popularity throughout Australia as more and more people realise the benefits. Modern electric heated towel rails are efficient, convenient and look great as a design feature in bathrooms.

Why should you install a heated towel rail in your bathroom?


Heated towel rails keep your towels warm and dry

Keep your towels dry, warm & fresh

Say goodbye to soggy bathmats hung over the edge of the bath, or musty towels hanging on the back of the door. Keep your towels dry and fresh this winter with a heated towel rail.

Particularly in winter, heated towel rails provide a convenient way to dry out your towels while they’re hanging up between uses, saving you from having to put them in the dryer to get rid of that musty smell.

Bathrooms are a very wet and steamy environment, which creates the perfect situation for mould to grow. Giving your towels the best chance to dry in between uses also helps to keep your towels hygienic for longer.

Heated towel rails are an energy efficient option

Energy efficient option

With most heated towel rails using between 60-120W, they are a much more energy efficient way to keep your towels dry and warm than running your ducted heating, radiator heater or putting them in your energy hungry 1800W clothes dryer. The energy efficiency of the heated towel rail can also be increased by installing a timer, so that the rail is not left on all day but can be programmed to suit your lifestyle.

Modern electric towel rails use a dry heating element, so they do not rely on heating liquid inside the rails like hydronic versions. This is more efficient as it does not lose as much heat to the surrounding room. When a towel is placed over the rails, the heat is trapped and causes the temperature within the towels to rise to around 50-55 degrees.

Keeping your towels dry between uses also saves on water and electricity, as you won’t have to wash them as often or use your dryer.

Modern heated towel rail design feature

Eye-catching design

Heated towel rails can be an eye-catching design feature in bathrooms. Modern designs can look great as a centrepiece, or can be sleek and discrete depending on your style.

From single rungs to full ladder rails, stainless steel to black finishes, there is an option to suit every home.


Heated towel rails are no longer a luxury item, but are a convenient and practical solution to keeping your towels warm and dry during the winter months.

Kenner Electrics recommends ThermoGroup for high quality heated towel rails. If you’re looking for advice or would like a heated towel rail professionally installed, contact Kenner Electrics on (03) 9996 0663.

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