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If you’ve ever spent any time around outdated baseboard heaters, it’s easy to tell they aren’t the safest. From the high temperatures they emit to the increased fire risk they pose to the things around them, these older utilities can cause serious injury to people who aren’t careful. Fortunately, baseboard heater covers can resolve these issues and make a multitude of environments safer for individuals to spend time in. Learn who needs a baseboard radiator cover and why these pieces of equipment are so important to have.
When you own a business, the overall well-being and safety of your employees should be one of your top priorities. Otherwise, you’re more likely to see lower morale, increased turnover rates, and difficulty finding new hires. Employees want to feel protected in their place of work, and it’s up to you to make that happen. If you have an older heating unit that’s could injure one of your workers, baseboard heater covers are the perfect solution to mitigate one potential risk.
You should also consider investing in baseboard covers if you work with local housing authorities. Just as business owners are responsible for their workers’ safety, landlords are liable for preventing any injuries that their tenants could sustain. In this case, failing to properly burn- and fire-proof your heating systems can cost you thousands of dollars in damages as well as leave you with a poor reputation. Because of this, it may be in your best interest to do everything you can to make each unit safe before new residents move in.
People who work in assisted living facilities also need baseboard radiator covers to protect the safety of their residents. Housing many older individuals who can no longer care for themselves, these places can be hot spots for accidents. As such, injury-proofing every room is the overall key to success. Additionally, the aesthetic of many baseboard heater covers make a space feel homier. This helps residents feel more at ease by making the atmosphere feel more like that of an apartment than a hospital.
Even residential homeowners can benefit from the added protection of a baseboard heater cover. In fact, covers are arguably most important in private residences. With small children and pets more likely to be running around, the overall threat of an accident goes up exponentially. By eliminating the potential hazards, you can keep devastating injuries from ever happening. Best of all, baseboard heater covers come in a series of different styles and colors to fit with your current home design.
We at EZ Snap™ Covers believe everyone is entitled to safe and healthy environments to live out their lives. This is why, whether it’s in commercial offices or privately owned homes, we set out to provide the best baseboard radiator covers to minimize heating unit risks. With our products, burns upon contact are no longer a worry, and the threat of potential fire is significantly reduced.
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.