heated towel rails


Postby rose » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:06 pm

does a heated towel rail give out less heat than a radiator?
rose
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
26.7%
Posts: 90
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:03 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby ericmark » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:45 pm

A Towel Radiator White 2440 BTU 715W 1414x500mm will give more heat than a Double Radiator 2039 BTU 598W 300×600mm but it is bigger in physical size can’t really see what you are asking as all are advertised as to their out put so direct comparison and as to size they don’t match up anyway so can’t really compare. Only point with towels on the rails it must reduce output.
Eric
ericmark

Postby speedygonzarlis » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:11 pm

Towel rads are exactly what they say.....towel warmers, they have approx 1/3 the output of the same size modern rad, and because they are so narrow you have to fold the towels in 2 or 4 to get them on the rails, hence giving no heat off into the room whatsoever, when fitting them i always suggest underfloor heating to the customer at the same time, as a back up in bathrooms.
speedygonzarlis
Rank: Tradesman
Progress to next rank:
26.9%
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:07 pm

Postby rose » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:24 pm

[quote="ericmark"]A Towel Radiator White 2440 BTU 715W 1414x500mm will give more heat than a Double Radiator 2039 BTU 598W 300×600mm but it is bigger in physical size can’t really see what you are asking as all are advertised as to their out put so direct comparison and as to size they don’t match up anyway so can’t really compare. Only point with towels on the rails it must reduce output.
Eric[/quote]

thanks for that ericmark...I have been told that they are not very practical for heating like rads, so was manking general enquiries b4 buying. thanks
rose
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
26.7%
Posts: 90
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:03 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics