With winter just around the corner, now’s the best time to ensure your bathroom heating is ready to withstand the colder weather. 
As a room in the home where most of us prepare for the day ahead and unwind late in the evening, when the temperature outside drops, the last thing any of us want over winter is to have to deal with a cold, uninviting bathroom! Yet, controlling your bathroom heating effectively can provide you with a continually warm and inviting space to escape the chilly weather. 
Here, The Bathroom Showroom explores several ways of controlling your bathroom heating. From remote controls to Wi-Fi, timers to towel rails, we offer bathroom heating ideas to help you create the perfect bathroom environment this winter.

How Do I Keep My Bathroom Warm in the Winter?

While there are several bathroom heating options that help create a warm and cosy bathroom space, keeping your bathroom continually warm is best achieved via heating controls. This ensures the ideal temperature throughout the winter, which is crucial as the outside temperature dips.
Ultimately, by utilising bathroom controls, you get to ensure a balanced environment throughout the colder seasons with no overheating or cold spells when you need to use this room the most.  
  • Optimise Your Radiators Using TRVs
Radiators have long been a popular choice for heating bathrooms, and for good reason. They’re versatile, effective, and widely available in various shapes and sizes. Modern radiators offer efficient heat distribution, ensuring your bathroom reaches and maintains a comfortable temperature quickly. 
Yet, by using a thermostatic radiator valve (TRV) you can control the temperature of individual radiators in the home. This can help you keep your bathroom radiator on low heat when it’s not in use to preserve energy while drying out the space fully. Then, when you want to use the room, turning the TRV to a higher setting will create a warm bathroom in a matter of minutes.
  • Utilise Wi-Fi Features for Smart Control
Nowadays, Wi-Fi-enabled bathroom heating systems offer the ultimate convenience and control. By connecting your bathroom heating to a smart home system or a dedicated mobile app, you can easily adjust the temperature and settings remotely using your smartphone or other connected devices. 
This helps to create a bathroom that is continually warm and welcoming, even before you step foot inside. Better still you don’t even have to be in the home to activate your preferred settings.  Popular devices such as Hive and Amazon Alexa allow you to relay instructions to your home heating system and control the heating of your bathroom to suit, wherever you are. 
  • Set Timers for Energy Efficiency
Some homeowners prefer to attach and set up visual timers on their heating devices. These are an excellent way to efficiently manage your bathroom heating during the winter. 
By setting specific times for the heating to turn on and off, you can avoid wasting energy and keep your bathroom comfortably heated only when needed. Timers are also fantastic at allowing you to wake up to a warm bathroom in the morning without having to remember to switch the heating on manually while ensuring the heating is switched off overnight when no one is using the room.
  • Embrace Underfloor Heating for Ongoing Comfort
If you're looking for a truly luxurious bathroom heating experience, underfloor heating is the way to go. This innovative system provides an evenly distributed, gentle warmth throughout the entire floor of your bathroom. Yet, by pairing this flooring choice with a smart thermostat, you can further control the level of comfort in this space. 
With underfloor heating, you can say goodbye to cold tiles under your feet, even on the coldest of winter mornings. Connecting your underfloor heating to your thermostat helps you maintain a balanced temperature all day every day, while helping you save money on your energy bills through the winter months thanks to its increased energy-efficient status.
  • Add Heated Towel Rails for Increased Warmth and Functionality
Heated towel rails not only provide a practical solution for drying your towels but also contribute to maintaining a warm and cosy ambience in your bathroom. These stylish choices add a touch of elegance to your space and also ensure that you have warm towels at your disposal whenever you need them. 
Better still with three different ways of powering these bathroom fittings, you can boost the functionality of your heated towel rail all the way through winter. 
Those electric heated towel rails, like the TowelRads Elcot are preferred by homeowners for their ability to switch on and off at choice. Heated towel rails like the Heritage Clifton work when the central heating does. Whereas dual fuel heated towel rails combine the best of both worlds offering you complete control, working from both your central heating and your mains electric, to suit.

Make Your Bathroom Warmer This Winter for Ultimate Comfort

Ultimately, controlling your bathroom heating effectively throughout the winter months will help you create a warm and comfortable space for all members of the home. Whatever method you opt for there are various options to suit your needs and preferences to help you find the right balance between functionality, energy efficiency, and aesthetics.
If you’re looking for further help keeping your bathroom warm this winter, book an appointment with The Bathroom Showroom. Experts in all things bathrooms, we can help turn your dream bathroom into a reality.