How can Redoing Baseboard Heaters be a Fast, Easy Process?
What does NeatHeat do to make redoing baseboard heaters both fast and effective?
With winter storms and the constant threat of cold weather, homeowners are all asking themselves the same question: do I have what I need to keep my home warm during the winter?
This can be tough to answer; many homeowners don’t even realize that their system may be either defunct or just not efficient enough for their liking. For example, many homes have hot water heaters, which provide heat through the baseboard heaters.
These heaters line the baseboard, located along the bottom corner of most walls in a home. These baseboard heaters are basically an element providing heat through metal pieces, which provide heat via conduction as well as transmittal of air.
The problem with this is twofold: one, you’re pumping a lot of energy through metal pieces, which tend to oxidize and attract filth in an incredibly short amount of time. Two, because the element is not aptly protected, it will tend to get very dusty, wasting heating energy.
Redoing Baseboard Heaters Manually
Of course, you could clean the heating element and the baseboard pieces, but this is an incredibly consuming process for a temporary reward. For each strip of baseboard, you’d have to take apart the baseboard’s front plate, top plate, and clips, and most of these parts are attached to the wall.
Once you get all of the parts off, you can clean the heating element, which isn’t so challenging, and then the baseboard heater parts, which can take a while.
When rust gets on metal pieces it can be a pain to thoroughly remove all traces of the rust, and when baseboard heaters get kicked, dented, scuffed, and scratched, it can be even tougher to get a baseboard heater looking decent.
Most homeowners end up having to make a weekend of redoing their baseboard because they have to do all of this work for each individual strip of baseboard in their home. The frustration is that within a couple months, your heaters guaranteed to get rusted, dented, dusty, and disgusting in general again.
Using Baseboard Covers in your Home
When you accomplish any home renovation, you don’t want to have to spend too much time and money on it, but either way, you want as much longevity as possible in your renovation.
For instance, if you were redoing the tiling in a bathroom, you may spend time doing it yourself or pay someone else to do it, but either way you expect to not have to redo that process for at least a few years. This is how renovations generally work, but with baseboard heaters there’s no way to physically get around the fact that baseboard heaters rust.
The best way to go about redoing baseboard heaters is simply by covering them up with a good baseboard cover. This cover can clip right over the baseboard heaters and won’t oxidize, can protect baseboard heaters from dust and rust, and are much easier to clean and renovate than a baseboard heater.
What are the Benefits of NeatHeat?
With NeatHeat, you get the best possible system when redoing baseboard heaters; NeatHeat is made up of a composite polymer so it never rusts, chips, dents, or yellows or fades in color.
NeatHeat covers do an amazing job of protecting your baseboard and install in a snap, making the process of redoing your baseboard and maintaining your baseboard easy.
With NeatHeat, redoing baseboard heaters is as simple as popping on a few pieces, and maintaining them is as easy as a few seconds with household cleaners. To learn more about using NeatHeat when redoing baseboard heaters, click here.