Tips for Improving Your Baseboard Heater’s Efficiency

Tips for Improving Your Baseboard Heater’s Efficiency

Even when you’re using the best heating systems, keeping your home warm can get expensive. Why not try improving your system’s efficiency and save some money in the process? If you’re the owner of a baseboard heater, try these tips for improving your baseboard heater’s efficiency.

Decrease Drafts

If your home is rather drafty, your baseboard heaters may be overcompensating to counteract the cold air that is regularly let in. Reduce the drafts from the windows and doors in your home by sealing up any cracks, especially in colder months. That way, your baseboard heaters will be able to warm the room quickly and efficiently.

Adjust Your Thermostat

To ensure your baseboard heaters are as efficient as possible, turn down your thermostat whenever you can. Baseboard heaters are known for being zone heaters, meaning each heater warms the room it is in rather than the entire house. Practice zone heating by lowering the temperatures of heaters in unused rooms. Generally, you’ll also want to lower the temperature at night or when you’re cooking or cleaning your home. This will save you money on your electricity bill and will keep you more comfortable during these activities.

Clean Baseboard Heaters Regularly

If your baseboard heaters seem to be underperforming, it could be because they need a good cleaning. Over time, dirt and dust will make their way into your heaters, blocking some of the heat from being released and forcing your heaters to work longer and harder. If you notice that your heater is dirty, vacuum out the dust and debris as best you can, then wipe it down to remove any dust on its surface. You should clean the heaters at least once a year.

Choose the Right Cover

If you have a hot water baseboard heater, you can further promote its efficiency by installing the right baseboard heater cover. Choose a baseboard cover made of quality material like steel that allows the heat to pass through and radiate throughout the room. As a bonus, a heater cover will help your baseboard heaters look more attractive.

With these tips for improving your baseboard heater’s efficiency, you’ll be able to use the warmth your baseboard heaters produce efficiently, thus saving money on your heating bill. If you choose to go the route of adding a heater cover, EZ Snap™ Covers has you covered with our cheap baseboard heater covers. Start saving energy and money in your home today!

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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.

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