Residential, Cook Electric
Written by Larry Cook

Benefits of Electric Baseboard Heaters for Homes – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, homeowners who rely solely on a central heating system during the colder months will usually have higher utility bills. Part 2 will cover the overall benefits of electric baseboard heaters.

Decreased Utility Bills

Perhaps the greatest advantage of baseboard heaters is decreasing your utility bills. The cooler temperatures of fall and winter will naturally result in greater home energy consumption to maintain comfortable temperatures. When you rely on central heating, you will also be keeping rooms warm that are usually unoccupied. Some homeowners will use portable space heaters to heat particular areas, but they are prone to accidents and can be unsafe. The smarter alternative is a baseboard heater professionally installed by an electrician. You will save money in the long run.

Ease of Installation

If you are looking for supplemental heating, baseboard heaters are far easier to install than most other permanent heating systems. Your home may need more than one, and a skilled electrician will be able to handle multiple installations in several hours.  

Naturally Colder Areas Heated

This may seem obvious, but some rooms are harder to heat than others. Garages and basements immediately come to mind because they are not as well insulated from cold air. Baseboard heaters will do the job in both places, and will be easier and less costly to install than other systems. As heating will only be needed occasionally, using a system that is energy efficient is ideal.

Supplemental Heating

Older homes are typically dependent on outdated central heating systems that haven’t ever been improved. Their age is exposed when temperatures are around freezing or below. If your old furnace isn’t generating enough heat on those winter days, installing a baseboard heater in every frequently used room is a great supplemental heating strategy.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.