To help our customers as well as possible, we have compiled a list of some of the most common questions and answers that have emerged over time. This should be seen as a "self-help" and should you not find answers here, you are of course still very welcome to contact us.
For us, there are no "stupid" questions and of course we would like to share the great knowledge about towel warmers and accessories that we have built up over the time that TVS has existed.
WHAT SIZE TOWEL DRYER SHOULD I BUY?
Basically, you have to look at how much wall space you have where it should installed. If you are 2 people we recommend a towel warmer of min. 785 x 500 mm. If you are more persons then we recommend as large towel dryers as possible.
Note that towel dryers are made to dry towels and are not intended for room heating.
CAN TVS TOWEL WARMERS BE USED FOR ELECTRICITY?
All towel warmers from TVS can be used for electricity. You find the model you like best and then mount an electric heater at the bottom of the towel dryer. We have different types of heaters so there is one that fits the model / surface you want.
There is also model ELDO and PLUS 1 which are electric warmers. These models does not need to be filled with liquid of any kind.
WHAT "SIZE" OF HEATING ELEMENT ?
Of course, the size of the heating element to use depends on the size of the towel dryer. Most TVS towel dryers require a 300 watt heater.
However, if the size is over 1200 mm in height and 600 mm in width, you can mount a 600 watt heating element. If you install a heating element that is too power full, the heat around the electric heater inside the towel dryer cannot "get away" and you may risk that it will "boil".
However, there will be no damage to either towel dryer or heater if you "mount" a heater that is too large, which has a thermal fuse in all heaters from TVS that turns off before the towel dryer becomes so hot that you can burn get on it.
WHAT IS WEATHER COMPENSATION?
Weather compensation is a method of adjusting the flow temperature to the current need based on the outside temperature. The idea is that the colder it is outside, the hotter the flow for heating the house needs to be or vice versa, the hotter it is outside, the "colder" the flow can be. This is a legal requirement for new gas and oil boilers as well as heat pumps.
This can be important in choosing a towel warmer if you want to warm it throughout the year. If you choose "only" to install a water filled towel dryer with valves on the central heating system then the heat on the towel dryer will decrease as the outdoor temperature rises.
Here it will be appropriate to choose either to install an electric towel rail (model ELDO, PLUS 1, PLUS 2 or one of the other models with a heating element) or do combination operation. Combi operation is a solution where you have both the towel warmer mounted on your central heating system but besides that you have also mounted a heating element so that when the central heating "shuts down" in the summer you can use the heating element to ensure a constant heat on the towel warmer.