Unlike some times back, towel warmers are no longer considered a bathroom luxury. They are an essential part of accessories that will make your winter trips to the bathroom more enjoyable and something to look forward to. Not only will they warm your towel but also your bathrobes. They can also help to warm or dry your baby's clothes and other items like swim suites. Even more, they will help increase the temperature of your bathroom especially during the cold seasons.
You may be surprised to know that this is not actually a new invention. The idea inserted from the early 20th century times. But the towel warmers of those days were a bit different. They were cast in iron and were a luxury for the wealthy unlike today. Their popularity then only diminished because of the depression but they ever came back to us in a different way as technology advanced. They now come in many styles and colors to suit customer preferences.
Initially, these warmers used hot water from the house which was re-circulated to warm the towels. Then there came the free standing warmers which can be moved around from one room to another with a lot of convenience. Electrical warmers on the other hand use a heating element to warm oil inside it which is circulated to warm the towels. It takes some time for proper heating to be realized as the oil has to warm the whole frame for good effect. However, these types of warmers require little maintenance and they do not need plumbing installation. There are several other types of warmers. One chooses the type that is best suited to their requirements and taste.
Towel warmers come with several benefits to the users. On top of heating towels and other bathroom accessories, they are known to consume negligible amounts of electricity. In fact they typically use less power than an ordinary light bulb. This means that you can have them continuously connected to the power source. You do not have to wait for them to warm up by switching them on and off all the time. They save you the need to use the energy consuming driers.
Since they are made to operate at safe temperatures they do not come with any temperature regulating knobs. This means that they are very convenient to use.
These warmers are very useful especially in very cold areas where they are used as drying racks for mittens and damp clothes. This allows people to always have warm clothes ready for the next wear while at the same time keeping clothes free from any mildew. All this comes cheaply and conveniently since as stated earlier, they use very little electricity.
The warmers are not only useful in bathrooms but they are also very useful for rooms that are poorly ventilated. They help to keep the rooms free from dampness especially in humid climatic conditions. At the same time they prevent towels from emitting that must smell that comes as a result of excess humidity.
There are many other benefits of the warmers. You only realize them after you buy one. You will not be surprised when you find yourself going for a second warmer after the first experience.