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baseboard-ebook-blurb-3-3001. Cost effective option for auxiliary heat or for basements, and spare rooms, or other drafty areas.

2. No moving parts = quiet operation with only a small click when the thermostat clicks on or small clicks when the element and case is cooling.

3. No duct work which eliminates the need for expensive remodels just to get more heat to a room, but is more reliable than a typical portable stand-alone heater.

4. Easy to install sometimes only a screwdriver, drill, or hammer is all that is required. Great DIY project for the person comfortable with installing electrical wiring.

5. Safe because it is wired directly into the electrical system. No cords to fray or worry about heater getting tipped over or worry about being too close to flammable items such as curtains.

6. Require little space because they bolt directly to the wall along the baseboard, not like conventional portable heaters that can be tripped over.

7. Low initial costs for the units and often can have DIY installation or only the need of an electrician. No HVAC people required to install ductwork or other expensive accessories.

8. Can be shut off easily at the breaker box and covered to keep dust and other debris out of the system when not in use.

9. Can easily be installed under windows to help heat cold air that come in through the glass.

10. Can be painted or custom ordered in colors to match the d??cor and easy to change if upgrading.

  • Holiday or special event heating that can more easily be controlled for one area, rather than for the entire home.
  • They can be good for workplace or school heating if they are hydronic or oil based systems. Regular baseboard heaters take too long to heat up and do not hold heat long enough after they are cut off to be a reliable workplace or school heating system.
  • They can be very useful in basements or one room office areas that have windows that allow drafts or dampness to enter.
  • Bedrooms especially a guest room is a good place for this type of heat. It can be turned on prior to the arrival of the guest and turned off as soon as they leave. It will have a smaller impact on the entire house for the comfort of the guest.
  • Dens are often only used in the evenings or for special occasions. This makes practical argument for having baseboard heating when the room is in use, and for it to be closed off when not in use.
  • Offices that are small or home offices are good places for just an extra bit of heat without changing the thermostat for the entire building.
  • Entryways and hallways, especially those with drafty areas, high traffic, or high ceilings can be warmed with base board heating.
  • Detached work buildings that have adequate wiring installed. Some of the metal fabricated buildings are cold and drafty, but a little baseboard heat can make them toasty in no time.
  • office-desk-computer-300Remodeled areas such as garage, carports, or basements that were not included in the original HVAC plans can often be wired in easily without having to run new ductwork.
  • Sunroom, enclosed porch or other enclosed outdoor area. We want to enjoy our outdoor enclosures as long as possible, so adding baseboard heating can allow earlier sitting in the spring and later sitting in the fall.
  • Sometimes an addition will be used for an elder parent or a college age child as an apartment and will not need the central heating. These types of additions are great for baseboard heating.
  • Many times retirement homes will consist of a dorm type arrangement where the persons only have one or two people in a bedroom. Having baseboard heating is a way to give the clients their best choice of heating range without disturbing other residents.
  • Flooring types that are recommended for this appliance to be used on are: carpet, hardwood, tile and most types of laminate or linoleum flooring.
  • Baseboard heating is cost effective as auxiliary heating for small areas, drafty areas, or areas that are not constantly used. They do not work as well in large open areas with lots of airspace to heat because they typically do not have fans.
  • Hydronic and oil based systems can be more cost effective than typical air only units because they can hold heat better and stay heated longer after they are turned off.

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