Make sure you clean your baseboard heating unit a few times a year to ensure it runs properly and doesn’t act as a fire hazard in your home. EZ Snap™ Covers strives to educate our clients and provide helpful tips and tricks on how to clean baseboard heaters and covers with ease. Eliminating dust and dirt can serve as both a safety and health measure. Proper baseboard heater maintenance is a must for any home; best of all, it only takes a few minutes to do. Check out our simple cleaning tips below to ensure your heating system functions properly during the cold winter months.
• The first step is to turn the power off on your baseboard heating radiator before you open the heating unit. Wait a few minutes before you start cleaning to ensure it’s completely off.
• Remove the cover from your baseboard heater and make sure to clean any dust before setting it aside. This is a simple process that you can do using a wet cloth or paper towel. This is also a perfect time to inspect your heating unit cover and make sure you don’t need to replace it. If you notice rust or any damage, then fully replacing the cover would be a viable option. EZ Snap™ Covers offers top-quality baseboard covers of all sizes that are designed with galvanized steel to keep rust away.
• The next step is to clean the inside of your heating system (starting with the fins) with a quick vacuuming.
• Using a vacuum with a brush attachment, quickly clean the inside of your baseboard radiator, getting rid of dust, cobwebs, and other debris.
• When the inside of your heating unit is clean, replace and secure your baseboard cover.
Ensuring your heating units are clean is important for both your health and your heating system’s durability. Contact us today with any questions and to learn more about how to clean baseboard heaters and covers.
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.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.