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  • Towel Warmers: Everything You Need to Know

    Green Wave Distribution ~ Jul 27, 2022

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Towel warmers have so many benefits and uses that go beyond the simple (and delightful) act of warming your towels. If you've never considered a towel warmer for your bathroom, you could be missing out on luxury in your bathroom.


Knowing the uses of a towel warmer and what you could do to incorporate a towel warmer into your home can help you create a spa-like environment in your bathroom. You may even be surprised to learn that towel warmers can serve uses in rooms besides the bathroom! Here's what you need to know.

How Do Towel Warmers Work?

Towel warmers are heated racks that can be plugged in or hardwired into your home. Towel warmers can be installed in any bathroom, provided that there is an empty wall where the towel warmer will fit, but that's not the only place where a towel warmer can be installed.

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Places Where a Towel Warmer Can Be Installed

Bathroom. When most homeowners think of towel warmers, they think of the bathroom. After all, it's called a towel warmer for a reason! Towel warmers can heat up your natural-fiber bathroom towels to make them warmer and more enjoyable to use. Towel warmers also provide a supplemental heat source to your home, and can make your bathroom luxuriously warm in the winter. 


Laundry room. Do you often find yourself hanging delicate laundry around the laundry room to dry? Installing heated towel bars makes it easier and faster to dry clothing that might otherwise hang for days in your laundry room. Simply hang your wet clothing on the towel warmer and allow the clothing to sit. 


Indoor pool area. If you're lucky enough to have an indoor pool in your home - or if you run a business with an indoor pool - heated towel bars provide an element of luxury to your pool space. 


Mud room or foyer. Got caught outdoors in the rain? Hang your coat on the towel rack nearby, so it will be dry and warm by the time you're ready to wear your coat again.

Towel Warmer Features

Some towel warmers come with Wi-Fi connectivity, and can be used like other smart products. These heated towel bars can be turned on and off with a touch of your phone, or can be programmed to turn on and off on a schedule. 

Many heated towel bars have stainless steel construction, so they're easy to maintain and easy to clean. Stainless steel also doesn't rust or corrode, which makes towel warmers safe to install in wet or humid environments.

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Are Towel Warmers Worth It?

A hardwired towel warmer bar adds value to your home because it's a permanent part of your home's construction. If you're hoping to sell your home sometime soon, this kind of feature can make your home more attractive to buyers. 


A plug-in towel warmer can be brought with you to any home you move to, and can also be moved, if needed. How much do they cost? It's a range, depending on the features, quality and construction. Contact Green Wave Distribution for a quote. 

What's a Hydronic Towel Warmer?

A hydronic towel warmer is a towel warmer that's heated by water, which m means that this towel warmer needs hot water plumbing in order to function. Because hydronic towel warmers must be connected to the plumbing, these products are often installed as a part of a remodel.


If you'd like a hydronic towel warmer for your home, work with your contractor to get it installed. Hydronic towel warmers also serve as makeshift radiators, heating the surrounding room. In fact, hydronic towel warmers can be installed in the place of an old radiator.

What's an Electric Towel Warmer?

An electric towel warmer uses a heating cable to warm up. Some homeowners purchase a towel warmer that can be plugged in to an outlet, while others purchase towel warmers that can be hardwired into the house. 

Benefits of Hardwiring

Although a hardwired towel warmer is harder to install, the benefit of not having a cord is obvious: the towel rack is a clear part of the house, without the aesthetic challenge presented by the cord.

Benefits of a Plug-In Towel Warmer

A plug-in towel warmer can be moved easily from one location to another, hung as simply as a shelf or a mirror, and requires less time or monetary investment to install.

Having Trouble Choosing Which Type of Towel Warmer? Follow These Tips

If you're having a hard time deciding which type of towel warmer is best for your home, you can follow these tips to help with the decision. 


  • Consider how much you want to invest in your towel warmer. What's your budget? Set aside an amount of money you're willing to invest in your heated towel bars. 
  • Know where you want to put your towel warmer. Choose a location for your heated towel bars, and determine whether there is an outlet nearby. 
  • Shop around and/or get a quote. Look for heated towel bars at a distributor you trust. Green Wave Distribution sells quality towel warmers for homeowners who want luxury and quality products in their home. 
  • Ask yourself what you're willing to go through to install. If you already know that you're not willing to hardwire a towel warmer, or if you're sure that you're not going to tap into your home's plumbing to install your towel warmer, then the decision has been made for you. 

Call Green Wave Distribution Today for a Quote

Heated towel warmers can turn your bathroom into a spa-like environment, or can make other parts of your house more convenient! If you're ready to install heated towel bars into your home, contact Green Wave Distribution today to get a quote for one of our quality products. We'll be happy to answer your questions and recommend a product based on your budget and project goals.  

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