How to Bring Down Your Baseboard Heating Bill

How to Bring Down Your Baseboard Heating Bill

Baseboard heaters are great for heating your home and making it comfortable for you to live in; however, not all models are equipped for efficiency. This is especially the case if your home has an electric baseboard heater, as they could use more energy than you intend. To save some money while maintaining a comfortable home, learn how to bring down your baseboard heating bill.

Keep Your Heater Clean

Allowing dust and grime to build up on your baseboard heater can begin to reduce its overall effectiveness. These materials can block the heat from properly escaping into the room, making you turn up the heat to get the desired effect. For the best airflow from your heater, it’s recommended that you clean it at least once per month and keep the area around the heater tidy.

Turn Down the Temperature

Even if you like a warmer home, keeping the heat raised still uses more energy than you need. In fact, because baseboard heaters are localized, they often need a bit of assistance in circulating the heat throughout other areas of the home. By turning down the heat and keeping a ceiling fan going, you can better heat your home while saving energy in the process.

Upgrade to a Hot Water Heater

Unfortunately, many older baseboard heaters are electric, and they consume a lot of energy while in use. It’s for this reason that many homeowners have taken to installing hydronic or hot water heaters instead. In these models, heated water from a boiler pumped through the piping in the heater itself generates the heat. This substitution significantly reduces the amount of energy that’s consumed in running your heater.

For affordable and easy-to-install hot water baseboard heater covers to further conserve energy, reach out to EZ Snap™ Covers. Our beautifully designed, quality covers hide old heaters and properly radiate heat, so your home can feel warmer without wasting energy and money.

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Measure Your Baseboard Heaters

How to measure baseboard heaters:

Step 1

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3


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


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
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Endcaps, Corners & Solid Couplers $23.95 $29.95
Mesh Couplers $17.95 $22.95
90 Outside Corner $36.95 $45.95
Universal Size
Wall Widgets $3.95
Floor Widgets $4.95
Wall Contraptions $8.95