Are Baseboard Heaters Better Than Stand up Heaters?

Are Baseboard Heaters Better Than Stand up Heaters?

Are Baseboard Heaters Better Than Stand up Heaters?

Baseboard heaters are more effective and less expensive than stand-up heaters when heating larger rooms, while stand-up or space heaters are better in the same ways for smaller rooms. Both forms of heat are considered to be supplemental to a central furnace, wood stove or other heating source.

A 400-watt space heater is capable of warming one person in a small room, such as an office, bedroom or bathroom. A larger, less-compact unit is equipped to heat a slightly larger space.

Baseboard heaters are powerful enough to heat living rooms or family rooms. Those outfitted with thermostats are also fairly energy efficient. They work best on ground-level floors as they draw heat from the floor and distribute it throughout a room.