Tips to Pet-Proofing Your Heating System

Tips to Pet-Proofing Your Heating System

When you get a new family pet, you must prepare to get them settled into your home and into a routine. From finding the right type of food to purchasing the necessary training equipment, each step is crucial to ensuring they won’t just live in your home but thrive as well. As such, one of the most important parts of bringing your new little addition home is to make the house itself as safe as it can possibly be. Hot water baseboard heating systems, in particular, could pose an issue to pets because of their high temperatures and close proximity. Here are some tips to pet-proofing your heating system in order to protect your furry friends.

Keep Your Heating System Clean

Animals, especially cats and dogs, are incredibly prone to shedding—which can make it difficult to keep up with the piles of fur lying around the home. Pet hair can make its way into your heater and prevent it from working as efficiently as it could. To ensure your system’s functionality and keep your pets safe, it’s essential that you do your best to keep your heater clean. Otherwise, you could find yourself with expensive repairs or even an injury on your hands.

Reduce Burn Risk with a Cover

Another tip to pet-proofing your heating system is to place a professional-quality heater cover over the unit. Baseboard heaters can get incredibly hot to the touch, and because they’re so close to the ground, they can easily burn your pet. This is why heater covers are great options to make this area safer. They’re designed to provide extra layers of protection between the heated components of the unit and the people and pets around it, making it significantly less dangerous for someone to accidentally brush against it.

Control Where They Mark their Territory

Most younger pets, primarily dogs, have the instinctual urge to mark their territories when they’re first acclimating to a new environment. This might be natural for them, but it isn’t entirely safe around your heater. Excessive exposure to liquids or moisture can cause the heater itself to corrode and even malfunction, putting anyone nearby at risk. This is why it’s best to discourage marking behaviors, particularly around the heater, with basic training exercises. EZ Snap Covers are easily removed so they can be washed with a hose or even power washed and replaced.

If you’re searching for baseboard heater covers that look great and that protect your family, EZ Snap™ Covers has just the resources you need. We have the materials to properly cover your old and outdated baseboard heater, and we also supply tutorials and information on how to install them yourself. We hope that in providing these things, we can help you get the best results in no time at all.

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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.