Installing Electric Towel Warmers
Heated Towel Warmers
I woke up this New England morning, to a cold house. Blame the Ole Yankee for the lack of heat: I refuse to turn on the furnace until at least November. As I do every fall morning I sprinted to the shower to escape the cold!
Whether it’s to relax after long hard day, release stress, wake up in the morning or just to unwind: for many of us the bathroom is a place of escape. A hot shower has always been my escape.
My problem this morning was once I got out of the shower I reached out and grabbed a cold, slightly damp towel! My tranquil morning shower came to a screeching halt! That’s not the proper way to finish a gloriously hot and relaxing shower.
If you read this site often you know that I am always looking for easier, faster, better or more efficient ways to do things, make use of space or use design solutions and modern accessories to achieve a better situation.
So how could I improve my morning cold, damp towel situation and turn it into the optimal “win-win” situation? It came to me over coffee. A heated towel warmer would help restore that tranquil morning ambiance I was looking for!.
My Solution To Cold and Damp Towels
I’ve installed three towel warmers for clients in the past but never even thought about my own bathroom. It’s a ridiculously simple project – even a DIY project.
Whether it’s escaping from the yelling of kids, the phone or emails it doesn’t matter, locking yourself in the bathroom usually means a few minutes of solitude. A heated towel warmer can accentuate that solitude by providing a versatile and attractive way to display your bath towels with the added bonus of keeping them toasty warm.
Types Of Towel Warmers
Towel warmers come in two types – a hardwired model and the plug-in model. The hardwired type works best with remodels or new construction as it requires an electrician or a serious do-it-yourself-er while the later does not.
My favorite style towel warmer is the Infinity Towel Warmer by Warmly Yours. This bad boy stainless steel towel heater has ten sleek bars to hang your towels of bathrobes on just like at the spa!
The Infinity is C-UL-US listed and comes with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty. It is 23 5/8″wide x 32 High and weighs less than 9 lbs., and heats your towels and bathrobes to 100 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. This and all of the towel warmers have a three to nine inch offset from the wall to prevent any damage to the wall. You should also maintain a distance from heating thermostats.
The Infinity is easy to install and comes in hardwired or plug-in models. The 120 volt hardwired model comes with a programmable timer control which means you can program it to turn on a few hours before you need it and turn off while you’re at work. The plug-in model come with a 6′ long cord and plugs into a standard 120V outlet.
Warmly Yours Towel Warmers has a total of four different styles to choose from. The Riviera and Portofino and Elements models in a chrome finish and my favorite the Infinity Towel Warmer is finished in a brushed stainless steel.
How Much Does It Cost To Run?
With an average cost to operate these towel warmers at about fifteen cents per day plus the option of a cost saving programmable timer how can you go wrong?
I’m so ready for that warm and cozy towel…. let the day’s stress wait till AFTER your done showering!