Understanding the Benefits of Baseboard Heaters

There are many benefits of baseboard heaters, creating a perfect heating solution; requiring a limited amount of space and are quiet, safe, energy efficient, and easy to install, especially on a room-to-room basis where they are needed.  Typical baseboard heating units range from 300 watts to 2000 watts in power, which can heat about 50-200 square feet of space.


Electric baseboard heaters are normally installed underneath windows because they are zone heaters, and the rising hot air of the heater battles cool air descending from windows.  Each heater is equipped with a thermostat that control the heat

output and are encased in metal sheaths; as well as surrounded by aluminum fins to help with the transfer of heat.  These heaters use convection heat, meaning that the heater creates air that is warm near the floor and it has less density that the cooler window air, which causes the heater air to rise.  As the warm air disperses from the heater, it pulls the cold air in to hear, and it causes heat to radiate from it.


Baseboards conserve energy by using convection-powered cycles that produce heat until the room is at optimal temperature, and then the system shuts itself off.  That also mean these heaters are quiet since they don’t use fans, and are often used in halls, classrooms, and conference rooms where fans would be disruptive.  Other ways to conserve energy and save money include turning thermostats down at night and in seasons when heating isn’t needed, removing the heaters from circuit breakers.

Efficient electric baseboard heaters create even heat that disperses cleanly and quietly.  Some of these systems include safety thermal cutout protection switches that automatically turn the unit off to prevent overheating.  This feature will turn the heater back on when temperatures have returned to normal.

Baseboard heaters for use in architecture, commercial properties, and industrial settings are available in flat or sloped top cabinets which can prevent objects from being set on them, which is a safety hazard that could cause restricted airflow and overheating.  Other safety hazards include furniture, drapes, electric outlets, and other flammable materials that are too close to the heater.


Some baseboard heaters are mounted on a wood or carpet floor surface, and all heaters don’t require ductwork, with easy installation and maintenance.  The heating elements inside the units do not have moving parts and require very little cleaning, such as wiping dust and lint from the grill of the heater.  The heater should be fitted tightly to the wall in order to prevent dusting behind it.

Overall, baseboard heaters are a perfect solution for seasonal and hassle-free heating that is cheap and reasonably effective.  To learn more about the benefits of baseboards, please visit Indeeco at http://indeeco.com/.


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