Should I use a wall heater or a baseboard heater?
Each type of heater has its own advantages. Review this chart to see which choice is best for you.
|TIME TO HEAT||Wall heaters use fans to push heat into the room very quickly
Baseboard heaters generally require 30 to 60 minutes to heat a room
|WALL SPACE REQUIRED||Wall heaters use less wall space
Baseboard heaters tend to use more wall space
|NOISE||Wall heaters are generally quieter than a regular refrigerator
Baseboard heaters are virtually noise-free; good choice for bedrooms
|TEMPERATURES||Wall heaters operate at higher temperatures than baseboard heaters
Baseboard heaters operate at lower temperatures, which means their surfaces are cooler to the touch than the surface of wall heaters.
|Lifespan||Wall heaters will typically last 8 to 12 years
Baseboard heaters often have a life more than 20 years