How to Install a Towel Warmer
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There’s no doubt that a towel warmer delivers comfort and luxury, but the Ontario XL from WarmlyYours is a perfect example of how functional an electric towel warmer can be. The economical Ontario XL’s distinctive size offers two immediate benefits: it can easily accommodate multiple towels and its heat output of 443 BTUs per hour is hard to beat for the price. The heat is delivered through 11 round bars that are spaced in groups of 4, 3, and 4. This orientation makes the Ontario XL well suited for heating and drying towels of different sizes. The polished finish and hardwired connection of this model is both streamlined and aesthetically pleasing. This model comes with built-in TempSmart™ overheat protection to prevent the unit’s surface temperature from exceeding 149°F (65°C).
- 11 heated bars
- Distance between bars: 79 mm (3.11”)
- Distance between bar groupings: 158 mm (6.22”)
- Polished finish, 304-stainless steel construction
- Heat output: 443 BTUs per hour
- Hardwired connection eliminates visible wires
- Easy-to-use integrated power switch with indicator light
- Safe: cULus Listed with built-in overheat protection
- Warranty: 5 years
- Lifetime technical support from WarmlyYours
|Towel Warmer Collection Name||Elevate Collection|
|ETL Listing Number||-|
|Bar Arrangement||Groups of 4, 3, and 4|
|Mounting Method||Wall Mounted|
|Steel Type||304-stainless steel|
|Warranty||5-year limited warranty|
|Package Contents||Towel Warmer, installation manual and hardware kit|
|BTU Per Hour||444
|Heat-up Time||15-20 minutes|
|TempSmart Safety Limit||149°F - 167°F / 65°C - 75°C|
|Ingress Protection (IPxx) Rating||IP55|
Documents & Manuals
- Towel Warmer Hardwired Series TWS4 Malta, Ontario Installation Manual (English)
- Towel Warmer Hardwired Series TWS4 Malta, Ontario Installation Manual (French)
- Comparison Chart for Timers and Switches for Towel Warmers or Radiant Panels (English)
- Elevate E Tailer Towel Warmer Comparison Chart (English)
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Each towel warmer comes with an instruction manual which fully explains how to install the device from start to finish. If you can hang a picture, you can probably install a heated towel rack. However, for hardwired models, you will need a licensed professional who is certified to do electrical wiring for the final hook-up.
The heated towel rack will heat up to between 100 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. It will not produce sufficient heat to injure you if you touch or brush up against it, though you should still exercise caution around the device. Please note that once a heated towel rail is warmed up, the surface temperature will remain constant and can't be adjusted incrementally.
The heated towel racks have a built-in offset from the wall (the size of the offset will depend on which model you purchased); the offset provides sufficient clearance to prevent any damage to the wall. You should also maintain a distance of four inches between the towel warmer and surrounding fixtures.
Additionally, nearly all of our electric towel warmer models* come with built-in TempSmart™ overheat protection which will shut the unit down automatically if the unit's surface exceeds the safety limit of between 149°F (65°C) and 167°F (75°C).
*Excludes the Elements model.
Our towel warmers are designed for everyday use and all of them include an integrated on/off switch. Please note that the Ibiza model from the Premier Collection includes additional built-in timer options for controlling the unit. WarmlyYours also offers a wide array of controls that can be used with your heated towel rack. Depending on the control you select, you can program the heated towel rack to your schedule or operate it remotely. Just bear in mind that the heated towel rack is designed to gradually warm towels over the course of a day and does work best when towels are left to hang for about 3 hours.
Weights vary based on design but typically range from 9 to 29 pounds. Even a larger towel warmer will not be a problem when attaching to the wall. As indicated in the instruction manual, you just need to make sure that at least two of the four brackets are attached to a stud.
The heated towel rack is designed to stay on at a relatively constant temperature to keep your bathrobes and towels fresh, warm, and dry. However, should you need to turn the unit off for any reason, you can use the integrated on/off switch on the unit. If you’re using a control for your heated towel rack, you may need to shut off the unit there as well.
Most of our electric towel warmer models* come with built-in TempSmart™ overheat protection which will shut the unit down automatically if the unit's surface exceeds the safety limit of between 149°F (65°C) and 167°F (75°C).
*Excludes the Elements model.
The cost to operate your model will depend on two different variables: 1.) the wattage of the model you’ve selected. 2.) the cost of electricity in your area.
A quick way to figure out the hourly operating cost is to take the cost of electricity in your area (typically measured in cents per kilowatt hour) and multiple it by the wattage of your towel warmer divided by 1000. For example, the cost to operate an Infinity Towel Warmer (a 150-watt model) in Lake Zurich, IL (where electricity costs 10.44 cents per kilowatt hour) would be less than 2 cents an hour and the formula to figure that out would look like this: $0.1044 x (150/1000) = $0.0156 per hour.
The towel warmer is designed as a stand alone product and will add some warmth to the room (particularly if it's a small bathroom). It is, however, the perfect compliment to your floor heating system as they will work together to transform your bathroom into a spa-like retreat.
Heated towel rails (towel warmers) are good for many reasons. First, they provide comfort in the winter; who doesn’t love a nice warm towel? Secondly, they provide an excellent storage solution, as you can hang your towels from them like traditional towel racks (be mindful not to overload the unit with too many towels when it's on). And finally, they are a great sanitation solution, as they keep your towels from getting mildewy.
Electric-resistance heating cables and systems have no polarity. This includes all current WarmlyYours heating elements.
If you are unhappy with your electric towel warmer, please contact WarmlyYours Customer Service at (800) 875-5285 for assistance between the hours of 8:00am and 5:30pm CST, Monday through Friday. Please return your heated towel rack in the original packaging. Learn more about our Return Policy.
The wires should be 14 AWG. The breaker should be 15-Amps.
Our towel warmers can hold up to two towels at once. 5lbs is the recommended total weight limit for our towel warmers.
A modern towel warmer will not only dry your towel, but it will help to dry out the room to reduce humidity and mold.
The package includes all the hardware that you will need to install the towel warmer. All you will need to provide are the actual tools necessary to install such as a drill and screw driver.
Warranty lengths vary depending on the model of the towel warmer, please refer to the warranty card for more information. If the heated towel rack is defective or damaged and it was not a result of misuse or misapplication, WarmlyYours will replace the towel heater. The warranty registration card can be accessed from the individual towel warmer's Warranty Page and must be completed and submitted online to qualify for warranty coverage. These elements can be found in our Support Section for Towel Warmers.
Yes, the towel warmer must be on a GFCI-protected circuit and be wired by a professional who is certified to do electrical wiring.
A towel warmer can't be installed in a shower enclosure. A heated towel rack needs to be installed at least 24” away from a wet location like a shower, tub, etc. You'll also want to check your local electrical code prior to installation.
Yes, our heated towel racks are electric "dry" (liquid/oil free) units and can be installed "upside down".
Yes. A heated towel rack can be used as a supplementary heat source, but in most cases they don’t generate enough ambient heat in a room to be used as a primary heat source.
Yes, a hardwired heated towel rack can be paired with the Hardwired WiFi Switch, which can enable remote control of the unit.
WarmlyYours electric towel warmers require no more power than is generated from your standard 120V wall outlet. For hardwired towel warmers, all the wiring is done through the wall. A separate power source is not required; power can be pulled from the nearest available source. For plug-in towel warmers, all that is required for electric hookup is that the unit is plugged into a properly grounded outlet located within 6 feet (1.8m) of the unit.
No. The heated towel rack is not only designed to keep your towels warm and dry but also to withstand the high moisture level in your bathroom.
No, floor heating thermostats are not compatible with the towel warmers. We would also not recommend using both devices on the same control, as it does not take the same amount of time to reach the ideal temperature for each product, which could lead to one unit to overheat and the other to not function properly.
Yes, your unit is designed to be left on 24/7 if needed. However, for efficient operation, you may want to pair your heated towel rail with a compatible WarmlyYours control.
Using a light switch to control the electric towel warmer is okay in most cases. However, you can't use a dimmer to control the unit.