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Childproofing Your Heating Systems

Childproofing Your Heating Systems

With winter fast approaching, our baseboard heaters have become an essential part of our everyday comfort. However, despite how much we need them to keep us warm amidst frigid temperatures, they could become a hazard for younger family members. As such, you must take additional steps to childproof your baseboard heating systems to prevent a tragic accident from occurring.

Invest in a Heater Cover to Prevent Small Fingers Getting Injured

Baseboard heaters by design often become extremely hot to the touch, making them a burn hazard for young toddlers learning to crawl and walk. It’s for this reason that purchasing a cover for your baseboard heater is an essential first step in making it a little safer for the toddlers in your home. These covers will provide an additional layer of protection between the sharp razor like fin tubes and heated surfaces and your child’s fingertips, substantially cutting down the risk of injury and burns.

Block Off the Area

If you’re a parent of older children, you may have noticed they’ve developed the desire to roughhouse. Unfortunately, this often results in someone getting hurt. It’s for this reason that you may also want to consider getting a safety gate to keep them from accidentally bumping into the heater. This will allow them to continue playing while restricting them from the areas that could harm them.

Teach Caution

When your children are old enough to understand, it’s key that you teach them the importance of safety in the home. Be sure to make it clear that the heater isn’t a toy and that they should be careful when playing near it. If they know what the heater is from the start, they’ll be less likely to get curious and accidentally injure themselves.

It’s important to us at EZ Snap™ Covers that you have the tools to childproof your home’s baseboard heaters. We design our effective and decorative baseboard heater covers to radiate the heat, and reduce the risk of injury from contact with the sharp and hot fins.




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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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