Electric Bathroom Radiators

Electric bathroom radiators, also called wall mounted towel rails or heated towel radiators are perfect for ensuring that your bathroom stays warm as well as heating up your towels ready for when you step out of the shower or bath. Our range of bathroom radiators come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes in order to match them to the style, shape and size of your bathroom. Our bathroom radiators are designed to be energy efficient whilst using the least amount of space to provide the most heat possible.

An electric bathroom radiator is a great way to complete the look of any bathroom, but also has a practical use in warming your towels. They are easy to install and are available in electric, water or dual fuel bathroom radiators. If you would like to discuss which options are available to heat your bathroom, please call us on 01473 276686 and we will be happy to help.

How do bathroom radiators work?

Depending on the type of fuel, will depend on how they work. Electric ones will use electrical elements to push out radiant heat. Oil filled electric towel rails work in the same way as oil filled electric radiators and water filled radiators will work in the same way that gas central heating radiators work by heating the water within the casing allowing the hot water to heat the room.

Do they come with plugs?

No. As they are designed for use in the bathroom, UK law states that no plug sockets should be in bathrooms the amount of water and condensation in these rooms could pose a danger to life. Therefore, all of our products are designed to be hardwired.

How do I install a bathroom radiator?

As these products will need to be hardwired, we would suggest that you use a qualified electrician to install you bathroom radiator.

Why can't I use normal electric radiators in my bathroom?

The main reason is that many electric radiators are not rated as safe to be used in a bathroom. For an electric product to be used in a bathroom it must have the correct IP Rating. Another reason is that many people like to dry their towels over the radiators and if you were to do so on an electric panel heater, it could cause a fire risk.

What is an IP rating?

IP rating stands for Ingress Protection rating. This is the international standard that is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of electrical enclosures against intrusion from foreign bodies such as dirt and moisture. The numbers that follow an IP rating each have a specific meaning:

The first number after IP, indicates the degree of protection for dirt, dust and intrusion protection

  • 0 - No special protection
  • 1 - Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter
  • 2 - Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter
  • 3 - Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more
  • 4 - Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc)
  • 5 - Protected against dust that may harm equipment
  • 6 - Totally dust tight

The second number after IP, defines the level of protection against moisture

  • 0 - No protection
  • 1 - Protection against condensation
  • 2 - Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical
  • 3 - Protected against spray up to 60° from vertical
  • 4 - Protected against water spray from all directions
  • 5 - Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)
  • 6 - Protection against string water jets and waves
  • 7 - Protected against temporary immersion
  • 8 - Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure

The larger the value of each number, the greater the protection given. As an example, a product that is rated IP65 would be better protected against environmental factors than another similar product that is rated as IP30.

When an IP rating has an "X", instead of a number, this means that the protection rating has no significance to the product. For example, IPX4, the dust and intrusion protection is not relevant although the moisture rating is rated at 4 which is applicable to the product.

What is a dual fuel bathroom radiator?

Duel fuel radiators are simply an electric bathroom radiator that uses both electric and water to heat the radiator. Instead of your water radiator being powered off of your gas central heating system, it is heated using electricity.

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Frequently asked questions

Elnur EcoFluid

Yes, our Elnur RFE electric radiators use the EcoFluid technology. Based on an optimum thermal inertia and heat transfer through a low viscosity and environmentally friendly thermo fluid, with a neutral composition and high thermal stability.

The TBC & TBBi towel rails ranges both use a low density thermal fluid ensuring no maintenance is needed.

The ecofluid technology thermal radiators use a special high performance mineral thermal fluid, with a neutral composition and high thermal stability. It is non-corrosive and does not contain carbonisible substances, making it very environmentally friendly. Therefore recycling will not be an issue. These thermal radiators do not require liquid or gaseous fuels and they do not release any type of combustion or emission into the atmosphere. They use electricity as the safest, cleanest and most ecological option on the market.

Elnur RFE oil filled radiators are a safe, convenient and reliable source of heat for any home that is without gas central heating, or any time you want to heat a specific room independently of the rest of the house.

Available in a range of heat outputs and sizes, there is an Elnur RFE oil filled radiator or Elnur TBBI and Elnur TBC towel rail to suit every room.

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