Yes, you really want a heated towel rack with a timer
We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again. Not all heated towel racks are created
equally. The best kind will always have a timer, something many don’t. Not only will a heated towel rack with a timer reduce your utility bill, but you can prolong the lifespan of its heating element by only using it when it’s needed. Better yet, it’s also a lot kinder to the environment.
But first, let’s talk tech
If you’re shopping for a heated towel rack, chances are you’ve spotted the fluid-filled
type. Trust us when we tell you they’re using a very outdated form of tech, we
stopped making these over a decade ago, and you don’t want one. As their rails are
filled with liquid, they run the risk of leaking and take an extremely long time to heat
up. So much so that you’d have to turn them on a good two and a half hours before
your shower or bath to enjoy a nice, dry towel with a touch of warmth! For that
reason, there’s almost no point in switching them on or off. You’d probably end up leaving them on all day long for the sake of convenience.
This is why you only ever want a heated towel rack with dry element technology
(DET) such as those you’ll find at Bathroom Butler. As they’re heated up via a wire,
they reach their optimal temperature in as little as 15 minutes. Thus, because of their
ability to be switched on and get down to business in a flash, having a timer is a
Know your timer type
There are two different types of heated towel rack timers – the programmable kind
and those with a countdown timer. The former allows you to choose the time they
switch on and off. This is handy for anyone who’s in a routine. If you know you’re not
going to want to dry a towel at 3 AM, then why have your heated towel rack running?
As far as countdown timers are concerned, you have to remember to switch these
on. But then you can set it to run for a certain amount of time and not have to worry
about turning it off. So, if you know you just want to dry a set of towels in the evening and aren’t bothered about an added touch of warmth for the morning, you can set it for 4 hours – the average time it takes to dry a bath towel - and forget about it.
The Bathroom Butler difference
Still confused about which type of timer would suit you best? Bathroom Butler is the
only heated towel rack brand with a Total Digital Control (TDC) Timer – an innovation that has the capabilities of BOTH timer types, so you’re not going to have
to choose. Better yet, our countdown setting allows you to decide how long you want your heated towel rack to run for. Then, thanks to our PTSelect function, you can even adjust the heat setting!
Something else you’ll like about our timers? They’re built into our heated towel racks.
This way you don’t have to worry about installing an often unsightly-looking
wall-mounted timer. Also, should you ever have to replace the timer, you can do so
easily without having to remove your heated towel rack from the wall. Last, but
certainly not least, many of our heated towel racks boast a Wi-Fi enabled switch.
This way, you don’t even have to be in the same country, let alone the same room,
to ensure it’s running the way you want it to. Talk about customization at its ultimate