You need a Smart Electric Towel Rail
Many years ago, towel rails were considered a high-end luxury fixture only found in the top boutique hotels. Now, it’s rare to find a home without one. Electric Towel Rails have seen a surge in popularity over the last decade, and it’s not hard to see why. They can be used for both their drying functions and to keep a space warm, but as we typically don’t spend as much time in our bathrooms, we tend to use towel rails differently than the rest of our heating system. Heating bathrooms on an individual basis is one of the most efficient ways to save energy and keep bills down, making electric the perfect alternative. Smart Electric Towel Rails go one step further in their functionality by utilising smart technology to offer users a plethora of innovative and convenience focused options that do even more to reduce costs and energy waste.
Why choose a Smart Electric Towel Rail?
Standard electric towel rails come with built-in thermostat, which in order to program involve a lot of kneeling, neck craning and eye squinting, with very limited options and functionality in the end for all of that effort. Smart Electric Towel Rails do away with the need for manual control, instead opting for wireless control through intuitive apps available right from your smartphone.
Intelligent features such as weekly programming and energy usage statistics are commonplace and are a great way to view exactly how much energy your radiators are consuming and to manage them better. Add an extra layer of smart control by connecting these to your Amazon Alexa or Google Home and control the heating with simple, customisable voice controls. Smart Electric Towel Rails also have methods for keeping energy down without much input such as smart open window detection and eco mode.
Bluetooth vs Wi-Fi Control
Bluetooth: turns your smartphone into a remote control
Bluetooth does not require an internet connection to work – this means that you can still manage your towel rail even if the internet is down. Simply download an app and turn your phone into a remote control in minutes. A short-range connection means you typically can’t be further than 10 metres or so from the device, making Bluetooth a great option if you feel you’ll only need to make adjustments from inside the house.
Wi-Fi: manage your heating from anywhere in the world
Wi-Fi controlled towel rails have unmatched controllability because they’re not limited to manual or short-range control. Any compatible smart device can be connected and employ a variety of energy-saving features to make the most of your settings. This option is great for people who want to make tweaks on the go, as Wi-Fi app control enables full programming capabilities from anywhere in the world. Whether you’ve left for work and realised you’ve forgotten to turn the towel rail off, or you’re on holiday and want to implement anti-frost mode – Wi-Fi control can do all that and more.
What do we recommend?
To start with you’ll need a quality Electric Towel Rail.
Our flagship HMTR range provides a variety of sizes to choose from, with a sleek and stylish chrome finish these towel rails make an elegant yet eye catching addition to your bathroom.
HM55TRC04 is our latest Smart Towel Rail Controller, it can be paired with of the HMTR series towel rails to transform them into Smart Electric Towel Rails. This device utilises a Wi-Fi connection allowing you to adjust the settings from anywhere with an intuitive app as long as there is an internet connection.
The device has 6 working modes:
1 – Manual
2 – Program
3 – LST (Low Surface Temperature)
4 – RBT (Run-Back Timer, similar to Boost)
5 – Comfort
6 – Setback
It has a high-quality LCD display shows the selected mode, target temperature or the Run-Back Timer with the ability to activate a child lock mode to prevent tampering. The device is available in a range of colours and is therefore suitable for a variety of bathroom aesthetics, perhaps you have your eye on a particular towel rail and need smart controls to pair it with! HM55TRC04 is also available with Smart Open Window Detection as standard which is an energy saving feature that utilises our window contactor to instantly shut off the heat when an open window is detected.
Give your bathroom the upgrade it deserves
It’s time to make your bathroom a little smarter. Whether you want a towel rail that’s classic and understated, or have it attract attention with a fresh design, bold colours and packed full of smart features, warm you bathroom in ultimate style with our premium selection Electric Towel Rails and Smart Controls to pair.