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Baseboard Heating

Baseboard Heating

image of baseboard heating Baseboard Heating is a type of home heating system that has heating elements that run along the bottom of some of the walls of the rooms of your home.

The heating elements can be hot water pipes that will be covered with thin metal 'fins' and a protective cover, which provide heat by having hot water circulating through these pipes. If you have a hot water system, then you will also have a Gas or Oil Boiler (and you should put a checkmark for this home feature) in your Home Wizard app.

Or the heating elements can be electric, which provide heat by running an electric current through the heating element.

Baseboard Heating is similar to, but different than, Radiators. Like Baseboard Heating, Radiators may also be heated by circulating hot water (or steam), or they may be electric. But Radiators are mounted on the side of the wall, while Baseboard Heat is mounted along the bottom of the wall near the floor.

See also: Furnace (gas) and Radiators.

Shown in the 'Routine Care' section are the recommended routine maintenance tasks for your baseboard heating. The 'Q & A' section shows answers to common questions. And the 'Articles' section provides helpful articles about your baseboard heating.

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Baseboard Heating