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A Guide To Replacing Your Old Baseboard Heater Covers

A Guide To Replacing Your Old Baseboard Heater Covers

Your baseboard heater cover is designed to last a long time, but if you feel like changing your heater's appearance, improving its efficiency, or letting a decade-old cover retire, then there's nothing wrong with replacing it. The process of replacing your baseboard covers is a simple one, but you'll probably want to head into the project with a good idea of what needs to be done. Here's a guide to replacing your old baseboard heater covers, so you can replace your covers in a way that's quick, easy, and efficient.

Picking Out Your New Cover

When you're picking out a new cover, make sure you keep your heater's measurements and type — either hydronic or electric—in mind. Heaters come in different sizes and types, and these sizes and types aren't always interchangeable. Your heater's measurements include its depth and length. The depth is the width from the edge of the heater cover to the wall, while the length is how long the heater extends across the wall. If your unit comes in a non-standard size, you might need to order a custom cover and brand-new end caps in order to ensure the perfect fit.

You should also consider the different materials you can get, what you want your baseboard cover to look like, and how durable and long-lasting the particular cover is. EZSnap™ Cover's replacement baseboard heater covers are made from Epoxy powder-coated galvanized steel. They’re durable, long-lasting, and will make your home look great.

Removing the Old Cover

A guide to replacing your old baseboard heater covers wouldn't be complete without a reminder to thoroughly clean the heater's fins beforehand. This way, you can make sure it's in good working condition and doesn't require any major repairs. Cleaning will make the rest of the installation process easier. It can even help your heater run more efficiently.

When it's time to start dismantling your old cover, take off the endcaps first. This makes the rest of the removal process easier, and allows you to systematically check the rest of the heater for damage or other maintenance problems. Once the end caps are off, you can remove the faceplate and damper.

Installing the New Cover

Installing your new cover is simple. In fact, unpacking everything will probably take longer than the installation process! Make sure to closely follow any installation guidelines that are provided to you. When you're done, double-check the cover and end caps. Are they securely snapped into place? For heat to flow through the perforations on your cover, everything needs to be properly aligned.




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Measure Your Baseboard Heaters

How to measure baseboard heaters:

Step 1
HOW TO MEASURE

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 
DETERMINE IF BRACKETS ARE NECESSARY

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3

HOW TO MEASURE LENGTH

Based on how your heater is configured,

choose an option below to expand and view

specific hot water baseboard heater measurement templates.

 
[+] Option 1: Straight Heater Configuration
[+] Option 2: L-Shape and U-Shape Configuration
[+] Option 3: 45 Degrees, Z-Shape Configuration
 

Congratulations!

Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,

you’re ready to order.

Quickly review our prices listed below.

 
Standard Size Tall Size
Covers by the foot $21.95 $27.50
Endcaps, Corners & Solid Couplers $22.95 $28.75
Mesh Couplers $16.95 $21.95
90 Outside Corner $35.95 $44.95
Universal Size
Wall Widgets $3.50
Floor Widgets $4.50
Wall Contraptions $8.50
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