Sure, there’s a lot to consider when buying one of our heaters (like wattage, space, look, etc.) but folks often ask us if a baseboard or wall heater is right for their needs. First off, we don’t think you can go wrong with one of our heaters. After all, there are quite a few advantages to electric heat. Here are a few of the things you might want to consider when trying to choose between a baseboard and wall heater:
- Wall heaters are great in rooms that you want to heat up fast. The fan helps circulate air through the room, while baseboards rely just on the natural convection process. Although all electric heat is 100 percent efficient, you can see some energy savings with a wall heater because it takes less time to heat a room.
- All our heaters are quiet but baseboards are nearly silent because there are no moving parts. Wall heaters make a little noise when the fans are on but are quieter than the average refrigerator.
- Wall heaters are more compact and use less wall space, which gives your more flexibility with furniture arrangement.
- Wall heaters usually last somewhere between 8 and 12 years. Baseboards usually last more than 20 years.
A lot of it comes down to individual preference and needs in the particular room you are looking to heat. A sunroom for instance, will have a lot of windows and little to no wallspace to install a wall heater. A baseboard might be the only option in that room. Small rooms like bathrooms, often don't have long stretches of free space near the floor, which would make a wall heater the logical choice. It just depends on your particular installation. If you're still not sure which one is right, you can check out a more in-depth look at a few different types of electric heat or get in touch with our customer support team.