The most important part of a baseboard heater's maintenance is cleaning the vents. Clean vents allow air to flow freely, leading to a more efficient operation, and prevent dust build-up to non-visible parts of the unit.
Dirt and dust collect quickly on baseboard heater vents. Hair, both human and pet, can cause large obstructions and attract more dust. By checking the vents regularly and noting how quickly it takes for debris to collect, homeowners can better schedule how often they need to clean.
Regular inspections are an important part of any heating or cooling system. While the cost of inspections can be high, the cost of replacing components that could have been saved is significantly higher.