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elliptus
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Baseboarders Elliptus – The Curved Baseboard Heater Cover

It's been a busy few months around this place. After about a year in development, the world's first curved slip-on baseboard heater cover has arrived; Baseboarders Elliptus. Not to be confused with the recent trend in TV screens, this curve is about a fresh new look. On this new offering, we use the same galvanized steel and powder coated finish that is consistent with all Baseboarders product lines. The curve is formed from a progressive set of 160 degree brake forms that is nearly indistinguishable from a true ellipse. Similar to our manufacturing techniques for Basic, the Elliptus is punched right...

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01 October 2015
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baseboarders reviews
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Baseboarders Reviews

Baseboarders are the highest rated baseboard heater cover renovation solution. How do we know this? Hundreds of posted reviews, direct customer feedback and non-stop sales growth. Not bad for a company that only does one thing. Product reviews have become one of the most powerful motivators for consumers to buy things. It's pretty evident the online peer-review system has many benefits over traditional hard-copy publications. The ease of instantly learning the opinions of others from far and wide about a specific product is empowering. Trusting the source of that information is what separates the good from the bad. It's a pretty...

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02 August 2015
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baseboard radiator designs
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The Best Baseboard Radiator Covers

  Those who have spent their hard-earned dollars on the easy slip-on baseboard heater cover renovation solution during the past seven years have come to an overwhelming conclusion - Baseboarders are amazing! We are the company that invented the easy slip-on baseboard heater cover and in this blog post I will break down the key components that go into making the best baseboard radiator cover available anywhere. Let's start with the problem areas. The most obvious problem evident with hot water baseboard heaters is their incredible lack of attractive design. I think an essential home appliance that is found in just about...

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01 June 2015
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home depot baseboard heating covers
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The Home Depot and Lowe’s: Retailing Baseboard Heater Covers

Back in 2008 we launched the original one size fits most easy slip-on baseboard heater cover solution. There's been hundreds of 5 star reviews, numerous complimentary phone calls from customers and lots of interest from the trade press along the way. But to get the attention of the big box stores, it has taken some serious effort. We've been fortunate to have formed a vendor relationship with The Home Depot. Based in Atlanta, this retail behemoth has confirmed Baseboarders are not only a worthy addition to their heating and hydronics product range, but are also offering their customers a far better...

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01 May 2015
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old radiator
  |   baseboard radiator covers, baseboarders efficiency, cast iron, plastic baseboard heater covers, steel baseboard heater covers, wood   |   No comment

Steel vs Wood And Plastic Baseboard Heater Covers

When you think of a traditional radiator, what comes to mind? I bet it's the image of a honking big chunk of cast iron as shown in the photo above. Cast iron radiators are the original hot water heating system in North America. Built to last until eternity, millions of them are still in perfect working condition. You might wonder why they've always been made of cast iron and not some cheap and lightweight material like plastic? It's all about the conductivity and retention of heat energy. In a hydronic home heating system there are three main components; the boiler, the thermostat...

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01 April 2015
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How To Make Baseboard Heater Covers

Making baseboard heater covers in large quantities requires really good tools. The mass production of Baseboarders adhere to a well thought-out methodology for producing consistent geometry over the very long term while maintaining quality standards typically found in finely crafted home furnishings. This means that an endcap you ordered six years ago will be a perfect fit on a panel that comes off the new brake press (above) next week. Computer controlled machinery for sheet metal fabrication has enabled small to medium sized companies like ours to benefit from incredibly accurate shearing and brake forming. The video above is a recent...

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01 March 2015
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low cost baseboard heater covers
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The Real Cost of Baseboard Heater Covers

Time for a true price comparison. Baseboarders vs the competition. Aesthetically few would argue that Baseboarders have any competitors at all. But for those carefully monitoring their renovation dollars, here's how the numbers shake out. The Dummy Covers If you need a primer on dummy covers, see our post from May 2013. Dummy covers are cheap to buy and very expensive to install. - Retail price per linear foot (big box stores) - $9 - Time needed to replace the old covers - Minimum 20 minutes per foot. This involves removal, patching the wall and then installing the new ones. Watch it happen here. - Average hourly...

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03 February 2015
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customer service
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The Customer Service Experience

There is a serious problem with the current state of customer service. For the most part it's just awful. I set out in 2008 to take advantage of our companies' position as a small company making a high quality unique product. We wanted to not only be the leader in our niche industry, but also stand out in how we interacted with our customers. Here's how we do it. You're Talking To The Boss Could you imagine calling the toll free number for Microsoft customer service and having Mr. Gates himself pick-up? Well of course that won't happen, not only is he...

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01 January 2015
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ugly baseboard heater
  |   baseboard heater covers, baseboard radiator covers, Baseboarders, dummy covers, replacement, water heaters   |   4 Comments

Baseboard Radiators And The Renovation Dilemma

It doesn't matter if you call them baseboard radiators, baseboard heaters, perimeter heaters, baseboard registers or those old metal rads; it's all the same thing. What most people will agree on is that they're ugly. So what are you supposed to do? From my experience there are two routes. The first and most common is to just paint them. Not very effective though. The other way is the dummy replacement method. Usually not a DIY job as it involves slow tedious skilled work that leads to less than impressive results. It's also worth considering that the labor costs can be...

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02 November 2014
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baseboard heater dangers
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Baseboard Heater Safety

Last year I posted what turned out to be a wildly popular piece on baseboard heaters and child safety. Seems like a whole lotta people have genuine safety concerns about their baseboard heaters. In the interest of adding more details to the discussion, let's go through the known dangers associated with fixed-position finned tube element space heating. Electric vs Hot Water Baseboard Heaters First we need to clarify a couple of things. There are two types of baseboard heaters; electric and hot water (aka hydronic). If you have electric baseboard heaters - pay attention. If your baseboard heaters are fed with hot...

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02 October 2014
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