Our Vertex electric radiator with detachable towel rails is designed to heat your bathroom safely and efficiently.
Before installing an electric towel rail in your bathroom, it is vital to ensure you know the correct place to put it.
Placing your radiator in the right place in your bathroom, and installing it correctly, will not only help keep you and your home safe, but also ensure that you are heating your bathroom in the most efficient way - ultimately helping you save money.
Read our guide below to learn:
Everyone's first instinct is to believe that water and electricity do not mix. And, of course, if not handled in a safe way, that's certainly the case.
However, it's a common misconception that it is unsuitable to use electricity to heat your bathroom. In fact, our electric radiators and their remote controls offer a safe, convenient and efficient way to keep your bathroom warm.
Our Vertex electric towel rail, as shown above, is specifically designed for use in the bathroom:
In order to be safe and to comply with the standards for electrical installation in the UK, electric radiators must be fitted in certain locations in bathrooms.
These safe locations are determined by the IET (the Institute of Engineering and Technology; formerly the Institution of Electrical Engineers - the IEE) and its Wiring Regulations. The locations - or zones - relate to the distance from sources of water and the level of protection an electrical item has against water, i.e. its IPX rating.
Our Vertex electric radiators are safe for use in bathroom zones 1 and 2. For more information, see the information below.
The electric zones as determined by the IET Wiring Regulations (17th Edition) are as follows:
Please note: This information has been provided as a guide only. Please consult the current IET Wiring Regulations for the full guidelines. Find out more about the IET and its Wiring Regulations over at electrical.theiet.org.
So, if you choose one of our Vertex radiators, you can be 100% confident that it is safe to install it in zone 1 or 2 of your bathroom.
One final thing to remember:
Our radiators are designed to be as easy to install as possible, which is why they work by plugging into your mains electricity. As recommended by charity Electrical Safety First, the socket that your radiator is plugged into must be at least 3 metres from a bath or shower.
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