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What Are the Benefits of Installing Electric Baseboard Heaters in My House?


As the weather turns cold, it’s important to ensure that your home’s heating system is fully equipped to handle freezing temperatures. One of the best ways to make sure your home is ready to take on winter’s worst is to install electric baseboard heaters in your house.

Electric baseboard heaters are heating units with heating elements and a dedicated thermostat that can be installed along the bottom of the wall in one or more rooms throughout a home. They are a safer and more effective alternative to wood burning stoves, space heaters, and other portable heaters.

Generally, electric baseboard heaters are installed in areas of your house that your HVAC system or heat pump may not be able to keep as warm as necessary. This can include drafty bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, garages, and basements.

Benefits of Installing Baseboard Heaters in Your House

Electric baseboard heaters are a wonderful option for supplementing your home’s HVAC system during the cold weather months. The following are a few of the benefits of installing electric baseboard heaters in your house:

  • Quiet – Aside from the occasional pop or click as the heating element warms up, electric baseboard heaters don’t make a lot of noise. This means that unlike some other heaters, such as HVAC units or heat pumps, you don’t have to worry about a baseboard heater disturbing your sleep or making it difficult to have a conversation.
  • Targeted – Baseboard heaters warm up specific zones in your home. These are zones you choose. If your garage gets drafty in the winter, installing baseboard heaters in your garage can solve that issue. If certain rooms in your home aren’t warmed up as much as you’d like by your home’s heating system, put some baseboard heaters in those rooms and warm them up to a comfortable temperature. Plus, each baseboard heater has its own thermostat, so you can set it to the ideal temperature for you without worrying about making the temperature in other areas of your house uncomfortable for your family, roommates, or visitors.
  • Supplemental – The more the temperature drops outside, the harder your HVAC system or heat pump must work. This can overwork your heating system, leading to less efficiency (and higher bills) or issues that require expensive repairs. Supplementing your home’s heating system with electric baseboard heaters gives your house’s heating system help keeping your home warm all winter long. If your home’s heating system doesn't have to work as hard, it will be less likely to lose efficiency or break down.

Contact Our Electric Baseboard Heater Experts for Your Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Needs

Mel Carr Electric has been one of Albany’s go-to electrical installation, maintenance, and repair services providers since 1976. If electric baseboard heaters are properly installed and maintained, they can provide homeowners with a dependable heating solution for years to come. Our electricians are licensed, experienced, and fully qualified to install, maintain, and repair electric baseboard heaters. In addition, as our customers’ reviews prove, we have a long history of helping our customers take care of all their home electrical needs.

To learn more about Mel Carr Electric, and why our customers trust us to help them solve all their electrical problems, read our Code of Ethics.

To speak with our experienced electricians in Albany, give us a call at (518) 500-3042 or contact us online today. Be sure to ask about our upfront pricing and satisfaction guarantee!

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