Reasons to Upgrade Baseboard Heaters | Advanced Heating & Cooling
Your home has baseboard heaters and you enjoy a few of the perks this kind of heating system has. For starters, each room has its own baseboard heater and thermostat, so you can keep the rooms you don’t use cool while making the living spaces you frequent more often nice and toasty.
However, there are many drawbacks to having baseboard heaters as well. A major negative to baseboard heating is cost — baseboard heaters often use a lot more energy than other forms of heating.
Consider upgrading to a modern HVAC system that will allow you to enjoy energy-efficient heating and cooling to keep your home comfortable year-round. Here are some reasons why you should upgrade from baseboard heating to a heating and cooling system that is more modern.
Baseboard Heaters Waste a Lot of Heat
Heat rises, so having baseboard heaters on the floor is a positive thing. Over time, the heat emanating from your baseboards will fill a room with the temperatures you desire. However, baseboard heaters are also known to waste heat, usually because an item, such as a couch or other piece of furniture, is blocking the heat’s path, causing the heater to blow more air. The most popular type of HVAC system is a forced air system that blows hot or cold air in a pattern that fills the entire room. If you find your baseboard heaters are not efficient enough to keep your home warm, call your HVAC specialist to speak about the different types of HVAC systems you can upgrade to. You and your family will be much happier in a warmer home with a heating system that isn’t using up too much energy.
Baseboard Heaters Are Better for Individual Heating
There is a reason why every room in your home has its own baseboard heater: the fixtures are designed to heat up small areas of space at a time. This means that if you want to heat your entire home, you have to turn up the thermostat of many units in order to achieve this goal. You cannot simply turn on a single baseboard heater in a main room and expect a large square footage of your home to heat.
Again, an HVAC system is an ideal upgrade because every time you turn your modern system on, you allow heat to flow through ducts and vents throughout your entire home. This uses far less energy, saving you money and effectively heating your home more uniformly.
Baseboard Heaters Are Dated
Baseboard heaters were once popularized due to their ease and cost of install. But now, baseboard heaters are very dated and can actually bring the value of your home down should you choose to sell your property in the future. An HVAC system is a modern way to heat and cool your home, adding value and making your home more desirable to potential buyers. Since there are many different styles of HVAC systems you can consider for your home’s upgrade, including forced air, a heat hybrid design, and packaged heating and air, you can choose the system that will work best for your budget and your home’s square footage.
Even if you enjoy your baseboard heaters, you should still consider talking to an HVAC specialist about upgrading to a more modern heating and cooling system. An HVAC system will not only provide you with a reliable heating and cooling system but also give your home a modern upgrade you can appreciate.
Speak to the specialists at Advanced Heating & Cooling to schedule an appointment and learn more about your options for an HVAC system.