Electric Baseboard Heaters
Electric baseboard heaters are a good and popular choice of most homes in countries where the winters are cold and long. One of the best reasons why people love these heaters for their home is that you ....
Electric baseboard heaters are a good and popular choice of most homes in countries where the winters are cold and long. One of the best reasons why people love these heaters for their home is that you can provide heat to a room where it’s never been used that frequently and one in which does not require air conditioning. A good example of such rooms would be a bedroom on the basement that you want to use when a guest suddenly arrives. These heaters are inexpensive and safe and they do the job efficiently in heating up individual rooms when they are needed.
How do Baseboard Heaters Work?
As you know, the air is coolest just at the low ground of your room and these baseboard heaters warm the cool air on this low ground which makes the warm air rise up to the ceiling. This process repeats itself to heat up the entire room until it has attained the temperature you have preset. Baseboard heaters essentially work the same way for both electric baseboard heaters as well as hydronic heaters.
Electric Baseboard Heaters – Advantages
These electric home heaters are very easy to install and very affordable for most people to own and they very seldom break down. The only part that may fail albeit occasionally is its thermostat although this can be changed quite easily.
Electric Baseboard Heaters – Some Precautions To Take
1. Do not install any electrical power outlets just above your baseboard heater nor should you have combustible objects placed close to your electrical unit like your room curtains. These electric baseboard heaters generate intense heat and having an electric wire or paper objects close to it can well set off a potential fire.
Most baseboard heaters manufacturers would have provided some of these safety tips as well as a recommended ‘clearance’ or safe distance between your electric baseboard heater and the combustible items when you bought your unit. It is advisable to follow these precautionary measures for your own safety and that of your family’s.
Electric Baseboard Heaters – Things To Do To Save Energy and Costs
It’s important to monitor closely your monthly energy bill for the next 2 to 3 months after you have installed your electric baseboard heater. If you find that you are spending more than you ought to, the problem lies not on your electric heater but most probably how insulated the rooms are. In most customers’ complaint cases show that as much as 30 percent of warm air escapes through the ceilings, the floors or room walls and you may need to have better insulation so that your electric baseboard heaters do not have to work too hard at your expense.