Discontinued: HSFC4427 Straight Flat Liquid-Filled Heated Towel Rail
Heated Towel Rails are an affordable luxury for every bathroom for warming and drying your towels. The HSFC4427 is a Liquid Filled Heated Towel Rail, this means the heated towel rail is filled with liquid and heated by an electric element. As the water particles increase in temperature they circulate in the rail thereby heating the entire rail. Liquid Filled rails run at a higher temperature than an equivalent electric heated towel rail as they are designed to add some heat to the bathroom as well as warming and drying your towels.
The HSFC4427 is a polished stainless rail that features 11 horizontal bars. The high number of bars helps to contribute to the increased heat surface area. The Heated Towel Rail comes as a prefilled unit meaning it is simply wired up like a standard towel rail on site. If the element was ever to fail it can be replaced without needing to replace the rail. The wiring position for the rail comes as standard on the right-hand side.
A Liquid Filled Heated Towel Rail will take closer to an hour to reach a maximum temperature of around 55 -60 degrees. The rail comes as standard with a built-in boot timer and controller as part of the unit which can be wired to an on/off switch or a timer to allow you to program the rail.
What is the difference between standard Electric Heated Towel Rails and Liquid Filled Rails?
Our standard Electric Heated Towel Rails have a dry electric element which runs through the rail and is connected directly to the existing circuit. These rails heat up quickly, getting warm in about 5 minutes and reaching optimum temperature in approximately 30 minutes. The Electric Towel Rails get to around 35 degrees without a towel and 50-55 degrees beneath a towel which insulates the rail, making it warmer. Liquid Filled Rails, on the other hand, are pre-filled with a mix of water and inhibitor, then work using an electric element to heat the liquid inside. The Liquid Filled Rails take longer to heat up, only reaching optimum temperature after about 1 hour, however they will heat to around 55 degrees regardless of whether there is a towel on the rail or not and will also act as an additional heat source in the room. View this link for a further comparison.