What’s the difference between using alCOVE cove heaters to heat a room and a baseboard heater?
We compare and contrast the two heat sources below.
As technology in the Electric Heating industry has evolved, cove heaters were developed to take advantage of the benefits provided by baseboard heaters yet improves upon those principals to offer a more versatile and safer alternative. Today, alCove heaters have become a viable and practical alternative to traditional electric baseboard heaters.
alCove heaters provide warmth from above. A space-saving radiant heater that also produces convection heat by heating the air in similar ways as a baseboard. By combining the quick comfort of radiant heat along with the sustained warmth of convection heat, warm air is uniformly dispersed throughout the room.
Since alCove cove heaters are mounted near the ceiling, this saves valued space, eliminating furniture placement problems that are the typical head-ache of baseboard heaters. This also provides a safe alternative to baseboards, making cove heaters an ideal solution for daycare centers, or assisted living facilities where the heat generated from a baseboard heater can be dangerous to touch.
Traditional baseboard heaters are unsightly and protrude from the wall, taking up valuable wall space. Because alCove heaters are non-intrusive, tucked up high in a room in the alcove space, there is no concern of furniture, drapes or children coming in contact with the heating source. alCove allows complete freedom for decorating, while maintaining a comfortable room temperature.
Before you start, confirm the baseboard is on a dedicated circuit (alCove cove heaters require a dedicated circuit). If the wattage of alCove heater(s) is greater than that of your baseboard heater, ensure the total load will not exceed breaker size.
A. Yes, alCove heaters produce approximately 150 watts per linear foot and can easily heat most rooms.
A. No! Any properly sized electric heating device will require the same amount of electricity to maintain or change a room’s temperature.
A. Yes, an alCove heater is a viable alternative to water radiators. Invisible and maintenance-free, alCove is an easy heating replacement during renovations.
A. The whole room! alCove heaters combine the quick comfort of radiant heat along with the sustained warmth of convection heat, meaning warm air is uniformly dispersed throughout the room.