Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "How are the towel warmers heated?"
A. The towel warmers use a new dry element technology called Filatherm™, which is similar to the elements used in radiant under-floor heating which give years of maintenance free and energy efficient heat.
Q. "How long does it take a towel to dry?"
A. Like anything, it will depend on the circumstances; such as how wet is the towel, where the towel warmer 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.
Q. "How much does it cost to run a towel warmer?"
A. The cost is just a few cents a day - amazingly towel warmers use on average less power than a standard light bulb! Unlike oil-filled heated towel racks, towel warmers use a high efficiency Filatherm™ element to heat the bars. As well as reducing the running costs it also means your towel warmer can never leak when seals get old and perish. (Every towel warmer draws less than one amp).
Q. "Can I plug these towel warmers into a standard wall outlet?"
A. Yes, these units plug into a standard wall outlet. However, if you are using these towel warmers in the bathroom, you maybe required to use a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI plug). Please check with your local municipality regarding this.
Q. "Why would you want to use a towel warmer in the summer?"
A. 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, these towel warmers are an energy saving way to keep towels dry and fresh - reducing the need for constant laundering.
Q. "What is electroplating?"
A. Electroplating is the process of using electrical current to reduce cations of a desired material from a solution and coat a conductive object with a thin layer of the material such as a metal, for example. Electroplating is primarily used for depositing a layer of material to bestow a desired property (e.g., abrasion and wear resistance, corrosion protection, lubricity, aesthetic qualities, etc.) to a surface that otherwise lacks that property.