Here is a look at the two available types of towel warmers;

Electric Towel Warmers

These have low energy consumption rate. They come either as hardwired or plug-in. You have to integrate hardwired models into your home’s electric system while plug-in models can be used just like any other home appliance. There are large electric units that can heat a room, but you should use them alongside other heating appliances to heat the room effectively.

Hydronic Towel Warmers

These use your hot water plumbing system to generate heat. You can either connect them into your water heater system or to a particular hydronic heating system. Hydronic towel warmers are more energy efficient in the long run and may require some expertise to install. Most models come with security features such as thermostats and automatic shut off switches.