Baseboard heating systems make efficient room heating solutions. Baseboard heating units require very little space and are usually inconspicuous. They operate quiet, safe and are very energy efficient. They are also easy to install.
The majority of electric baseboard heaters put out anywhere from 500 watts to 2000 watts in power output. Using the power output/square feet equation this comes out to be about 50 – 200 of square feet of space that can be heated effectively. Baseboard heating systems can be designed for commercial heating on a room-by-room situation or for supplemental heating in spaces needing additional heat coverage such as offices and hallways.
In addition new technology has allowed for baseboard heating applications to be introduced using special baseboard heaters in commercial applications, such as; sporting venues, hotel lobbies, and restaurants. Baseboard systems can often be designed and custom-engineered to meet any interior layout and size specifications.
Electric baseboard heaters operate as zone heaters. These units are strategically installed directly under windows where the baseboard heaters’ rising air cancels the falling cool air from the window’s glass, and are controlled by separate thermostats within the room where they are installed.
These heating systems are constructed with heating elements surrounded by metal sheaths that are mated together with aluminum fins to facilitate the transfer of heat. They employ a process known as convection, in which cooler air in the room is drawn into the bottom of the heater. Air within the baseboard, element, and housing all dispel heat.
There are basically two types of baseboard heaters including;
Baseboard heaters operated by electric current which are individual or single units and are most effective on a per-room basis. They are more efficient than other baseboard heating systems because they make use of the principles of radiation and airflow.
This particular baseboard system can be more efficient than a central heating system by keeping the temperature down in rooms that are not frequently used. For example, baseboard heaters allow one room to be set at a lower air temp, while another room can be set at a higher temp saving energy-raising the comfort level in the space. Central air heating systems cannot duplicate this efficiency.
Electric/hydroid heaters are designed with a metal-sheathed heating element that is submerged in a chemical solution that acts as a heat-transfer liquid and is sealed in a heater-length copper tube with aluminum fins bonded to it. Copper and aluminum are excellent heat conductors for maximum heat transfer.
To schedule an appraisal for a new heating system in Missouri, contact us today at American Services located in Saint Louis.