Are Towel Warmers Right For You? A Comprehensive Guide

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Towel warmers have many benefits and use beyond the simple yet delightful act of warming your towels. If you’ve never considered a towel warmer for your bathroom, you could miss out on a luxurious investment.

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! 

Before diving into towel warmers’ intricacies, here are the keynotes.


Key Notes

  • Hydronic towel warmers are heated by water and need hot water plumbing to function, while electric towel warmers use a heating cable to warm up and can be hardwired or plugged in.
  • Choosing between hardwired and plug-in towel warmers depends on personal preference and the location of the towel warmer.
  • Consider the location, budget, and installation process when choosing a towel warmer, and partner with a trusted distributor like Green Wave Distribution for quality products.

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 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.

Places a Towel Warmer Can Be Installed

places a towel warmer can be installed


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 your natural-fibre bathroom towels to make them more generous and enjoyable. Towel warmers also provide a supplemental heat source to your home, making your bathroom luxuriously warm in the winter.

Laundry Room

Do you often hang 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 dress 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.

Mudroom or Foyer

Have you 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 jacket again.

Towel Warmer Features

towel warmer made of steel

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

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

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 be moved if needed. 

How much do they cost? It typically depends on the features, quality and construction.

What’s a Hydronic Towel Warmer?

hydronic towel warmer

A hydronic towel warmer is a towel warmer heated by water, which means that this towel warmer needs hot water plumbing 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 install it. Hydronic towel warmers also serve as makeshift radiators, heating the surrounding room. Hydronic towel warmers can be installed in place of an old radiator.

What’s an Electric Towel Warmer?

electric towel warmer

An electric towel warmer uses a heating cable to warm up. Some homeowners purchase a towel warmer that can be plugged into an outlet, while others buy 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 an explicit part of the house without the aesthetic challenge the line presents.

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 difficulty deciding which type of towel warmer is best for your home, you can follow these tips to help.

  • 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 an outlet is nearby.
  • Shop around and 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 homes.
  • Ask yourself what you’re willing to go through to install. If you already know that you’re not ready to hardwire a towel warmer, or if you’re sure you’re not going to tap into your home’s plumbing to install your towel more generously, 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 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 for a quote for one of our quality products. We’ll happily answer your questions and recommend a product based on your budget and project goals.

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