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How to set a mechanical thermostat

Want to learn how to set a knob-style (a.k.a. mechanical or bi-metal) thermostat to use with electric baseboard or wall heaters? The video above has you covered.

To set the thermostat, move it all the way to the right. When you feel comfortable in the room, slowly turn the dial back to the left until you hear a click then stop turning the dial. The thermostat will then keep your room at its current temperature.

If you’re looking for something a little more straight-forward, you may want to consider upgrading to an electronic thermostat. Read more on the difference between mechanical and electronic thermostats.

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How to clean your baseboard heater

Your baseboard heaters should be cleaned once every two years at the very least.

Over time dust particles and other things on the air can build up on the fins inside the heater. When that happens the fins can scorch the particles. That can give off a slight odor and cause problems for people with allergies.

Thankfully, cleaning a baseboard shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. Just follow this video to see how it’s done. And if you need to know how to clean a wall heater, we have a video for that too.