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Comparison between Electric and Hydronic Rail

Which one is better: An Electric or Hydronic (Liquid-Filled) Heated Towel Rail?

Undoubtedly, in Australian markets, both types of heated rail are available. But, which one is better is a matter of shrewdness. We will be enlightening you here with some points of electric heating system and hydronic heated towel rail.

1. Electric heated towel rails

It is manufactured with a resistive heating cable running through the bars. These heating cables heat up the air in the bars. So, when you put a towel over the rail, it gets insulated. Hence, heat the towel. In electronic heated towel rails are generally low in wattage and reasonable in price too. It comes in different styles such as individual vertical or horizontal, ladder rails, swivel and free standing etc.  

These are the simplest and easiest to get installed and controlling is from timer or switch having a running cost of 60 watt light bulb only which is affordable. Right? Of course, with a rapid heat, this rail will hot your towel within no time and that too in a luxurious manner.

2. Hydronic Heated towel rails

These are the one of the most popular fixtures in the luxurious bathrooms in Australia. In many options, this option is connected to a central heating system where the water flows from the boiler through the radiators. Hence, it warms the towel through the railing in the bathroom. In this process, the installation is quite complex as it needs a plumbed hydronic system. On the contrary, there is one big disadvantage: if the boiler is switched off for summer, then the user can’t use the towel rail to dry the towel. If he wants to do so then he must opt for a dual system and again it will charge an extra element in the rail.

Which one is better: An Electric or Hydronic (Liquid-Filled) Heated Towel Rail?

Undoubtedly, in Australian markets, both types of heated rail are available. But, which one is better is a matter of shrewdness. We will be enlightening you here with some points of electric heating system and hydronic heated towel rail.

1. Electric heated towel rails

It is manufactured with a resistive heating cable running through the bars. These heating cables heat up the air in the bars. So, when you put a towel over the rail, it gets insulated. Hence, heat the towel. In electronic heated towel rails are generally low in wattage and reasonable in price too. It comes in different styles such as individual vertical or horizontal, ladder rails, swivel and free standing etc.  

These are the simplest and easiest to get installed and controlling is from timer or switch having a running cost of 60 watt light bulb only which is affordable. Right? Of course, with a rapid heat, this rail will hot your towel within no time and that too in a luxurious manner.

2. Hydronic Heated towel rails

These are the one of the most popular fixtures in the luxurious bathrooms in Australia. In many options, this option is connected to a central heating system where the water flows from the boiler through the radiators. Hence, it warms the towel through the railing in the bathroom. In this process, the installation is quite complex as it needs a plumbed hydronic system. On the contrary, there is one big disadvantage: if the boiler is switched off for summer, then the user can’t use the towel rail to dry the towel. If he wants to do so then he must opt for a dual system and again it will charge an extra element in the rail.

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