HVAC Hacks: Tips for Novices and New Homeowners

The Benefits Of Baseboard Heaters

Baseboard heaters are an alternative heating source that can replace central heating units. Baseboard heaters work by heating up the air around them, which then circulates throughout the room. Because baseboard heaters work on a room by room basis, and are not forced air systems like most central heating systems, they carry with them a unique set of advantages. Understanding what baseboard heaters have to offer can help you decide whether or not they are the right fit for your home's heating needs.

Energy Efficiency: Unlike central heating units, baseboard heaters heat your home on a room by room basis, which means that you can tailor the temperature of each room exactly. This greater customization in your home's heating prevents you from heating unused or unnecessary rooms of your home, which in turn will save you money on your energy bills.

Ease of Installation: Baseboard heaters do not rely on duct work or pipes to transport heat throughout your home, nor do they require the associated insulation and construction that comes with such fixtures. This helps reduce the invasiveness of the installation process of baseboard heaters, as well as reduce the time and money spent for the actual installation process.

Low Maintenance: Baseboard heaters do not have to have their components taken out and cleaned or maintained – instead, before they are turned on for the first time in the winter season, they simply have to be dusted to prevent the smell of burning from filling your home, a fairly simple process that takes no more than a few minutes to complete. This lack of maintenance also helps you save time and money in the long run.

Low Profile: Baseboard heaters, like their name suggests, sit at the baseboards of a room. This means that they are not easily visible. They also do not extend out very far from the wall. The low profile of baseboard heaters maintains the space in your room while providing heating, a major plus for interior decorating purposes.

Quiet: Baseboard heaters do not use a fan to circulate hot air throughout the room. Instead, as the air in the room is heated by the element within the heater, it will rise, and spread throughout the room. This means that the heater itself is extremely quiet while in operation, making it ideal for use in the bedroom, as it will not wake you up when it turns on.

For more information on baseboard heaters and installation, contact a professional HVAC company, like Fred's Plumbing & Heating Services.