A Complete Guide to Heated Towel Rails in Australia


Heated towel rails are a popular addition to bathrooms in Australia, providing a luxurious way to keep your towels warm and dry. Not only do they add a touch of elegance to your bathroom decor, but they also serve a practical purpose. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about heated towel rails in Australia, including the benefits, types, and installation process.

The Benefits of Heated Towel Rails

  • Keeps Towels Warm and Dry
    Heated towel rails are designed to keep your towels warm and dry, which is especially beneficial during the colder months. They can help to prevent damp and musty smells in your bathroom by reducing moisture.
  • Energy Efficient
    Modern heated towel rails are highly energy-efficient, using only a small amount of electricity to operate. They can be turned on and off as needed, making them a cost-effective solution.
  • Adds Value to Your Home
    Installing a heated towel rail can increase the value of your home, making it a worthwhile investment. They are a popular feature in modern bathrooms and can be a selling point if you ever decide to sell your property.
  • Easy to Install
    Heated towel rails are relatively easy to install, and many models can be installed by a DIY enthusiast, if your heated towel simply plugs into a powerpoint. However, if your heated towel rail requires hardwiring then you will need to hire a professional to ensure a safe and secure installation.

Choosing the Right Heated Towel Rail: Exploring Electric Dry Element and Liquid Filled Options

    • Electric
      • Electric dry element heated towel rails are connected to your home’s electrical system and can be turned on and off as needed.
      • This is a cheaper option for budget-conscious clients.
      • A dry element heated towel rail is not designed to warm your room and the warmth is concentrated under your towels only, and not evenly throughout the towel rail.

Electric Dry Element Heated Towel Rails

  • Liquid Filled
    • Liquid-filled heated towel rails can act as a radiator within your bathroom creating a cosy atmosphere.
    • These are connected to your home’s electrical system and can be turned on and off as needed.
    • These rails are filled with a heating fluid and an immersion element that heats the water/glycol mix in the bars and then circulates through the towel rail.
    • As shown in the diagram above, the liquid is heated evenly and stays at a constant temperature.
    • Liquid-filled remains hotter than an electric dry element heated towel rail at all times, making it the premium choice.

Liquid-Filled Heated Towel Rails

Step-by-Step Guide: Installing Your Heated Towel Rail

  • Choose Your Towel Rail
    The first step in installing an electric heated towel rail is to choose the right one for your bathroom. Consider the size and style of your bathroom, as well as your budget and heating requirements. You can explore options such as our 5-bar Mayer heater towel rail in Brushed Brass, Brushed Nickel or Chrome.
  • Prepare Your Bathroom
    Before installing your bathroom towel rail, you will need to prepare your bathroom. This involves measuring the space where the towel rail will be installed and ensuring that there is a nearby power source or hot water connection. Refer to this diagram for the best place to install a heated towel rail. Heated towel rails can be installed within zone 2 or zone 3 only.
  • Install Your Towel Rail
    Once you have prepared your bathroom, it’s time to install your towel rail. Depending on the heated towel rail you have chosen, this can be done by a professional plumber or a DIY enthusiast. If you’re installing the towel rail yourself, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and use the correct tools or hire a qualified professional.
  • Connect Your Towel Rail
    Once your towel rail is installed, it’s time to connect it to your home’s electrical system or hot water system. This should be done by a professional if you’re not confident in your DIY skills.

Enhance Your Bathroom with the Luxury of Electric Heated Towel Rails

Heated towel rails are a practical and luxurious addition to any bathroom in Australia. They provide warmth and comfort during the colder months and can add value to your home. With a range of styles and types available, there is a heated towel rail to suit any bathroom decor. If you’re considering installing a heated towel rail in your home, be sure to consult with a professional plumber or electrician for safe and secure installation.

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