WHAT IS HYDRONIC HEATING?
Hydronic heating is fast becoming a popular type of floor and heated towel rail heating method in new homes.
The heat for this system is provided by heated water that passes through pipes and circulates to the floor and heated towel rails. The water is heated in a geyser and directed at low pressure through pipes that are situated in, above, or below the floor and heated towel rails before returning to be recirculated, providing sufficient warmth for effective towel drying.
The major benefit of hydronic heating is that the mechanism used for heating the water can be powered by energy efficient and environmentally friendly means such as natural gas, LPG, solar and even geothermal heat pumps.
THERMOSTATIC RADIATOR VALVES (TRV)
Whilst the operating temperatures of hydronic heated towel rails are determined by the temperature of the recirculating hot water system, TRVs are available to allow for specific temperature control in each room.
DUAL FUEL OPTION
A dual fuel kit is the ideal accessory for hydronic heated towel rails which are linked to a water based underfloor heating system. The kit allows for an electrical element and hydronic valves to be connected to the heated towel rail, allowing you to heat the towel rail electrically while the underfloor heating system remains off (ideal for summer).
With the options of freestanding, wall, floor and glass mounting, our heated towel rails can be accommodated in almost any position in the bathroom.
All models come standard with concealed wiring on either the bottom left- or right-hand side. An IPX5 rating on our heated towel rails allows for safe installation in Zone 1 of the bathroom, which includes the wall area around water outlets and above the bath. It is recommended that each heated towel rail is linked to an on & off switch positioned outside the bathroom (the same concept as a bathroom light).