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Are Warmrails safe around young children?
When our products were in the design
stage we consulted Underwriters’ Laboratories for guidance on operating
temperature. Their suggestion was that
we follow their “4 second test”. This
means that the Warmrail can be hot to the touch, however it should not scold or
cause permanent damage if it comes into contact with the skin for up to 4
How much does it cost to run a Warmrail?
Just a few cents a day - amazingly Warmrails use on average less
power than a standard light bulb!
Unlike oil-filled heated towel racks, Warmrails use a high efficiency
Filatherm element to heat the bars.
As well as reducing the running costs it also means your Warmrail can
never leak when seals get old and perish.
(Every Warmrail draws less than one amp).
I’m renovating my bathroom, which Warmrail would you suggest?
If you are having an electrician come in to add more electrical
sockets or completely re-wire the bathroom, we would suggest you add a wall
mounted Warmrail. The hard wired models
are direct wired and require installation by a professional, so this would be
the perfect time. Otherwise, have the
electrician install an electrical outlet low on the wall where the towel bar
should be. Always ensure any electrical
outlet in a bathroom is installed with a GFI device.
Can I install Warmrails in a shower enclosure or above a bath?
Warmrails are designed to be splash proof. They are not designed for immersion in
water, being drenched in water or in fact anything more than the occasional
splash. If there is a chance that the
Warmrail could encounter more water than the occasional splash it should not be
mounted in that location. A showerhead
in the bath will definitely cause a lot of splashing.
Your Warmrail should be wired into a circuit that is protected by
a GFI (circuit breaker).&...
What are they made of?
Warmrails are made of high quality steel or solid brass,
depending on model and come in a number of finishes including chrome, polished
brass or satin nickel.
Does the on/off switch automatically turn the Warmrail on or off?
No - Since your Warmrail is so safe and energy efficient, we
suggest you leave it running continuously so you always have warm, dry and
fresh towels. However, if you go away
or have a Warmrail in a guest bathroom that doesn’t get used regularly you will
probably want to turn the Warmrail off – the switch is a manual one, and you
will need to remember to turn your Warmrail on again next time you want to use
Are Warmrails safe?
These heated towel racks have been used overseas for twenty
years. They are proven to be very
reliable and safe. All Warmrails are UL
and CUL listed to ensure that they meet safety guidelines for temperatures and
How are Warmrails and other towel warmers heated?
Warmrails use a new dry element technology
called “Filatherm”,which is similar to the elements used in radiant under-floor heating, to give
years of maintenance free and energy efficient heat. Warmrails reach operating temperature within 15 minutes.
Some of our competitors make hydronic
warmers, which are expensive to purchase and require a plumber to install them
and can only be used in conjunction with a central heating system. Operation is li...
Why would you want to use a towel warmer in summer?
Most bathrooms are poorly ventilated and even in summer months,
many people find that their towels dry so slowly that they become very
unhygienic and smelly. The traditional
solution has been to change towels on a daily basis, creating unnecessary
laundry loads, using additional energy and water and limiting the life span of
towels. However, Warmrails are an
energy saving way to keep towels dry and fresh – reducing the need for constant
How long does a towel take to dry?
Like anything, it will depend on the circumstances; such as how
wet is the towel, where the Warmrail is situated and so on. If you use a bath towel in the evening it
will be dry and warm when you use it in the morning. For fastest drying time, have less layers of towels so the
moisture can pass through quickly. For
maximum warmth, use multiple layers of towels to trap the heat.