We’ve said it before but we’ll say it again. Heated towel racks are one of the most misunderstood bathroom enhancers around. For starters, many people think that they exist to warm up your towels – but their actual function is to dry them. Then there’s the idea that they’re expensive to run. As no five-star spa or luxury home would be complete without a heated towel rack, people often consider them an expensive indulgence. Thing is, a heated towel rack is actually a great investment that, over the long run, saves you money and time!

Here’s to less laundry

As we said, a heated towel rack is there to dry your towels. Once you pop your damp towel over one of its heated rails, it dries it much faster than it would all by itself – say, hanging over the back of a door. Because of this speedy turnaround from icky and damp to fabulously fluffy and dry, bacteria doesn’t have as much time to grow. This is why you don’t have to wash towels that are placed on heated towel racks as often as you would those that dry on their own. Also, with a heated towel rack in your life, you don’t have to turn on the tumble drier, possibly one of the most “power-hungry” appliances in any home. Just like that, you’ve got a two-fold bill utility bill reduction right there!

Leave it on and forget about it!

Another thing that surprises people about heated towel racks is the fact that they’re designed to run all day. Many think the most energy-efficient way to use them is to only switch them on after hanging up a damp towel. Thing is, repeatedly turning them off and then firing them up again – even though Bathroom Butler heated towel racks can reach their desired temperature in mere minutes – isn’t necessary. As the average heated towel rack only uses about as much electricity as a 60 to 180W lightbulb you can leave them on all day without having to worry about being hit with a big energy bill. In fact, if you’re benefiting from those laundry reduction savings, you’ll get to enjoy a drop in household costs from the very first month. This way, your heated towel rack may even essentially pay for itself over time!

Save even further with Bathroom Butler

Not all heated towel racks are created equally. While it might be tempting to buy a bargain basement heated towel rack to save money initially, it’s inferior quality will come back to bite you in the long run. Rather invest in a top-quality heated towel rack such as those you’ll find at Bathroom Butler. Our most affordable model is our Natural Collection 5 Bar 20” heated towel rail for just $499. It can hold two folded bath towels and, like all our models, it’s made from rust-resistant Grade 304 stainless steel and boasts a ten-year limited guarantee. It also features a Personal Temperature Selection (PTSelect) switch that allows you to adjust its temperature. This way, you can capitalise even further on those brilliant utility bill savings.

The bottom line

At first glance, heated towel racks might look like a pure indulgence for the caviar crowd. However, they’re actually a pretty smart investment that can help reduce your household bills – all while giving your home a wonderful touch of luxe. So, if you’re keen on saving, browse our heated towel rack collection and meet your new money saver.