What is the difference between an electric and a hydronic towel warmer?

  • An ELECTRIC towel warmer is heated by an electrical heating system (see ‘how do our towel warmers work?’ above for difference in the heating process) that heats the bars. Electric units can be installed anywhere there is an electrical source. They are very simpler to install, and can be used all year round. All models offered come standard in the electric version.
  • A HYDRONIC unit is heated by hot water via a radiator system or boiler. The hydronic unit is controlled by a valve that lets the hot water flow through the towel warmer, heating it and consequently the towels. The down side of the hydronic system is that when the radiator system or boiler is not in use the towel warmers cannot be used. Please see the custom section below for more details on hydronic units.