Keep cozy anywhere, anytime
Baseboard heaters are the ideal room-by-room heating solution. They require little space, no ductwork and the initial cost is relatively low, making them perfect for remodeled areas as well as for new construction. Units are easily installed in almost any kind of space.
Plus, baseboard units heat each room separately, which may result in reduced energy consumption when unused rooms are not heated. Baseboard heating is quiet, draft-free and each room can be thermostatically-controlled. Temperature will be maintained to within one or two degrees of the thermostat setting.
In applications such as apartments or retirement homes, the independent units allow each resident to select the room temperature they prefer.
Simple, low-maintenance operation
Baseboard heaters have a central heating core that simply heats the cooler air at floor level and allows the lighter, warmed air to move upward into the room. Since there are no moving parts, baseboard heaters are essentially maintenance free.
Safe for all concerned
Safety features include a built-in thermal cutoff which shuts off the heater in the event of overheating, then automatically reactivates the heater when the temperature returns to normal. Baseboard heaters are UL approved.
Options from the inside out
The basic baseboard heater is a convector model. Its heating element is suspended inside the unit to eliminate expansion and contraction noises. Hydronic baseboard heaters have a heating element which is immersed in a heat-transfer fluid sealed inside a copper tube. The nonflammable fluid continues to radiate warmth after the unit cycles off providing a more consistent temperature.
Baseboard heating units are designed for various BTU, wattage and voltage requirements. Features include wall or unit mounted thermostats and companion controls for air conditioning.
Baseboard heaters are the ideal supplement to the central heating system if you want to keep one room slightly warmer than the others. They are often used in room additions. Because they come in varying lengths, they lend themselves for use in odd-shaped rooms.
Comfort to fit your decorating plan
Today’s baseboard heaters come in neutral colors to blend with any environment or can be repainted to match any room. Their low operating temperatures prevent any wall discoloration. Units range from three to ten feet in length and extend only about 3″ from the wall. They may be mounted over any floor covering, including carpet.
If you have questions, contact Cornhusker Public Power District at 800-955-2773.