It’s a well-known fact that certain colors made us feel certain things. Red and yellow are known to make a person feel hungry. That is why McDonald’s, Wendy’s, In-and-Out Burger, Carl’s Jr., Red Robin, Pizza Hut, Sonic, Burger King, and many other fast food restaurants use those colors in their logos. Red clothing supposedly makes woman look more attractive to the male eye. Blue is said to be a calming color, while purple is often associated with wealthy and elegance.
Light colors make the space seem larger and more open, while darker colors make the room more defined and intimate.
Of course, everyone is different and many of these things change based on personal tastes and interests, but generally speaking, here’s what some basic color will make you feel when they dominate a room:
Red is an intense color. A red room will raise your energy and pump adrenaline through your body. The color has been scientifically proven to raise a person’s heartrate and blood pressure. Red is perfect to be used in a living room or game room. Somewhere that you want people to have fun and get excited. But be careful with over use…too much red can make a person feel threatened.
Blue is naturally calming. It relaxes the body and makes you feel one with yourself and the natural world around you. In contrast to red, blue has been proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure. Thus, it is good for use in a bedroom or bathroom, where you would want to feel the most relaxed.
Blue is also the best color for concentration. It’s ideal for a work room or office, because it will put you in the mindset to get stuff done.
Yellow is often associated with happiness. It increases metabolism, brightens the room, and gives you energy. It is often used in kitchens and bedrooms to make the occupant feel more happy and optimistic. You must also be careful with shade and hue, however, as a more mustard-y yellow make a person feel anxious, and a dirty yellow can make a person feel sick. Pastel yellows or bright sunshine-y yellows are the best.
Black and White Room
White makes things look refreshing and clean. Which is why choosing a white baseboard heater cover will make your home feel spick-and-span. The color makes a room seem larger. Black is used to make the home look elegant and bold. The combination of the two, give a clean, sophisticated look to any room. It is often used in parlors or living rooms, or anywhere you want your guests to think of you as classy.
Too much black, however is often associated with death and mourning. If you don’t want to be accused of being gothic, then try not to use too much black, but only enough to accent the room and give it the elegance you desire.
Brown often evokes a feeling of naturalness. It can be very calming. The color can either remind the occupant of dirt, and bark, and all things nature, giving off a feeling of stability, or of chocolate, giving a feeling of contentment. Brown work well in living and bed rooms, as they make you feel right at home.
To learn more about what a color says about your mood, this article will tell you more.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.