Baseboard heaters are a popular and efficient choice for supplemental or primary heating in various spaces. Positioned at the base of walls, these low-profile heaters utilize either electricity or hot water (hydronic) to produce heat.
Electric models use resistive elements that heat up when electricity passes through, radiating warmth into the room. Hydronic models, on the other hand, rely on heated water flowing through pipes in the unit, which then disperses warmth into the surrounding area.
Baseboard heaters offer advantages such as ease of installation, individual room temperature control, and reduced airborne allergens compared to forced-air systems.
However, it’s essential to ensure adequate airflow around them to prevent overheating and maintain efficiency. With a variety of sizes and outputs available, they can be tailored to the specific needs of a space, making them a versatile heating option for many homes and offices.