You’ll truly appreciate the bonus of coming out of the bathtub or shower and wrapping yourself in the warm towel if you, just like most of us, have cold bathrooms. If that is a luxury you have only dreamed of, getting a towel warmer would be an addition you won’t regret.
Your towel warmer works in double capacity in a cold area because while it is heating the towels it is also removing the chill from a drafty room. In the past, the only towel warmers available were hydronic, plumbed into hot water heating systems and were found mainly in upscale homes and expensive hotels. Today, towel warmers that operate on the standard 120-volt service are now more mainstream and built for anyone’s bathroom. They supplement any style and also come in a wide range of high quality finishes, which include nickel, brass, chrome and pewter.
How to Install a Towel Warmer
Tools and Materials Required
- Wiring tools
- Keyhole saw
- Phillips screwdriver
- Stud finder
- Wire connectors
- Retrofit electrical outlet box
- NM cable
- Towel Warmer
- Masking tape
- Use your stud finder to find all the studs in the spot you wish to set up the towel warmer. Then mark the stud locations using pencil lines or masking tape.
- Affix the wall brackets to your towel warmer and then hold the unit close to the wall 7″ from the floor while holding it 3″ from the ceiling. Mark the spots on the outlet plate in the wall bracket (where the electrical connection is going to be set) as well as the mounting brackets.
- Next, shut off the electrical power from the main service panel. Cut a hole at the mark slated for your wall bracket outlet, for the retrofit electrical box. Then run NM cable from the first opening to another GFCI-protected circuit, or fit in a distinct GFCI-protected circuit (you will need to talk to an electrician or wiring book). Yank the cable through the opening in the retrofit box, then tighten its cable clamp. Set the box in the opening flush with the surface of the wall and tighten your mounting screw at the end of the box. Cut the wires so 5″ spreads into the box and strips the insulation off at about ⅜” from all ends of each wire.
- Place the towel warmer over your outlet box and note the locations of its screw holes for your wall brackets. Ensure that the appliance is level. Then remove the warmer and bore ¼” pilot holes inside the marked locations. Where the marks are situated over studs, bore ⅛” pilot holes. If not, shove wall anchors into those holes.
- Thread your mounting bolts through the brackets. Get a helper to hold the towel rack and then use wire connectors in connecting the wires.
- After all electrical connections have been made, fasten your towel rack brackets.
- Turn on the power and then test your newly installed towel warmer. Lastly, attach the cover plate with central on/off switch.
Also, alternatively you can check out this video which was uploaded by Warmly Yours and shows a step-by-step process on how to install a towel warmer.
And that is all you need to know about installing a towel warmer from scratch! I hope you find this guide useful and informative. However, if you have any questions then please leave a comment below!