How Much Does It Cost To Run A Electric Towel Radiators in United Kingdom?

How Much Does It Cost To Run A Electric Towel Radiators in United Kingdom?

You want to learn How Much Does It Cost To Run A Electric Towel Radiators in United Kingdom? Here we go.

In order to calculate the average operating cost for any electrical appliance you can use the following formula:

Watts/1000 = kW x Hours of operation = kW x kWh rate = Cost

Watts can usually be found on the appliance nameplate. 

Sample:  How much does it cost to operate my electric heater? 

An electric heater wattage is usually given on the unit itself, or with the literature that comes with it. A simple example is 1000 watts. 

To use this heater for 1 hour would cost based on UK standard tariff of 34.0p (September 2022) would be:

  • Energy companies may have different electricity rates.

1000 watts = 1kW x1 hour of operation = 1 kWh x 34.0p = £0.34

This can then be calculated by hours used per day and by how many day although dependent on individual usage and of course the type of building it is being used in?

Is it double glazed, insulated, type of floor and roof etc. If we take are Arlec and use this calculation it will cost the following per hour which I have rounded up to give a true refection

Watt Calculate Per Hour
700 Watt 0.7 x 34.0p £0.09
900 Watt 0.9 x 34.0p £0.23
1250 Watt 1.25 x 34.0p £0.425
1500 Watt 1.5 x 34.0p £0.51
1800 Watt 1.8 x 34.0p  £0.612


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Using the same method, the operating expenses of our towel rail's standard and thermostatic components are as follows:


Watt Calculate Per Hour
300 Watt 0.3 x 34p £0.102
600 Watt 0.6 x 34.0p £0.204
900 Watt 0.9 x 34.0p



Standard Heating Element

Watt Calculate Per Hour
150 Watt 0.15 x 34.0p £0.051
250 Watt 0.25 x 34.0p £0.085
400 Watt 0.4 x 34.0p £0.136
600 Watt 0.6 x 34.0p £0.204
900 Watt 0.9 x 34.0p £0.306

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Do electric towel rails use much electricity?

These rails save you from having to turn on the remainder of your central heating, but because of the power needs of the heated element inside, they can be expensive to operate. They do much the same tasks as a kettle, but with less immediate power use.

Should you leave heated towel rail on all the time?

If you'd like, you can leave your heated towel rail on all day. It is completely safe to do so, your bathroom will benefit from a little extra heat, and your towels will always be dry and comfortable.

Are towel rails cheap to run?

Although it is simple to believe that towel radiators are expensive to operate, this is untrue. In actuality, they cost less than the majority of alternative heating systems. They are quite effective and can save heating costs by up to 40%, so we should keep that in mind.

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