4 Questions to Ask Yourself
Do you keep eyeballing your baseboard heater covers wondering what more you can do to make them look better? Is it possible to get any more mileage out of them? Maybe it’s time to replace those baseboard heating covers. Here are some questions to ask yourself that will make the decision easier.
1. Are They Damaged?
A baseboard heater with dings and dents is less than appealing but more importantly, it might influence the effectiveness of your heating. Make sure the cover doesn’t interfere with the heating elements like the fins or hot water pipes. If it does, it’s definitely time for an update.
Damage also increases the likelihood of rust development, which is another problematic situation.
2. Is There Rust?
Rust is a common occurrence for baseboard heater covers. A little rust doesn’t necessarily affect the functionality of your heater, but if you’re to the point that you have holes or broken edges due to rust that’s a different story.
Baseboard heat works by heating air which rises then cooler air replaces it which is warmed and the process repeats itself. The movement of warm air creates an air current that circulates through the room. Anything that interrupts that air flow can decrease the efficiency of your system. Replacement baseboard heater covers is the easiest way to ensure you’re functioning optimally.
3. Do You Want a Style Update?
There’s nothing wrong with simply wanting to update those baseboard heater covers even if there’s nothing wrong with them. The look of baseboard heater covers didn’t change for decades but now there are some new options.
Find something that suits your design a little better and choose from one of our four styles. You’ll be surprised what one simple change can do for the look and feel of your space.
4. Are You Interested in Increasing Efficiency?
Once again, even though there may not be anything wrong with them, replacing your baseboard heater covers may give your heating efficiency a boost.
The new styles increase warm air flow because they are covered with little holes instead of having a slot opening at the top and bottom. That will, in turn, increase the convection action in the room and give your heating a little boost.
Once you’ve decided that it’s the right time to replace baseboard heater covers, the next step is to choose exactly how you want to go about that. There is one key question you should ask yourself:
Can You Replace Baseboard Heater Covers Yourself?
You have two options when it comes to replacement of baseboard heater covers: slip on or complete replacement. One anybody can easily do. The other requires some tools and knowledge.
Slip-On Baseboard Heater Covers
Slip-on covers you can easily replace yourself. In fact, you can replace a single cover in five minutes or less without any help. You don’t even need any tools. All you do is remove the end caps and front cover then replace them with the new front cover and end caps. You do not remove the backplate or touch any of the heating elements (although a good cleaning while you’re in there is always a good idea).
Complete replacement involves not only removing the front cover and end caps but also removing the backplate, which is attached to the wall. That can be an involved process that often requires cutting the screws that attach the unit to the wall. It requires tools and specialized equipment and you may want to consider hiring it out. A single baseboard heater can take hours to replace, even by a professional.
Ready for replacement baseboard heater covers? The time is right to do that upgrade. Don’t miss out on savings offered right now.