How do Electric Baseboard Heaters Work?
Electric baseboard heaters do not have moving parts like a
motor or fan to push the warm air out of the unit and into the
room. The benefit
of not having a motorized fan is they are virtually noise free, the
down side is they take longer to heat the room.
Baseboard heaters, heat the
room by letting Mother Nature take care of moving the hot
air into the room.
By using convection, cool air is drawn into the bottom slots and warmed by the heating coils and
fins. Then warm air exits from the top slots of the unit.
Using baseboard heat in the bathroom, in my opinion, is not always
the best heater for that application. Two reasons why are 1.)size
restraints, to get
the same amount of heat that a fan forced heater has you will
need a 6’ long baseboard heater
and 2.) I
have found if you
keep your heater off for 23 hrs a day and only turn it on
15 minites before I jump in the shower, it might not heat the
room to a nice 80 -85 degrees by the time you're done with your
shower and are toweling off
Baseboard Heaters come in two voltages - 120 Volts & 240 Volts and
range from 500 watts to 1500 watts in power, and that translates
roughly to about 50 to 150 of square heating footage. They can
be controlled with a built in thermostat or wall mounted
thermostat They are
extremely easy to maintain and often have a circuit breaker to
prevent over heating. Up keep is generally easy and revolves
around minor cleaning and the removal of dust and lint with a
vacuum a few times a year
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