A baseboard heater as an easy-to-install and relatively inexpensive heating option for your home, but it does come with some downsides. Homeowners sometimes complain that they don’t radiate heat efficiently throughout the room; you have to be close to the wall to really appreciate its warmth, and arrange your furniture carefully to keep from blocking the flow of warm air. If you’re looking for some alternatives to baseboard heating this winter, check out some of the options below.
Alternative 1: Space Heaters
Maybe you don’t want to completely get rid of your baseboard heaters, whether you’re trying to save money or just can’t be bothered. In that case, try supplementing you baseboard heating with some space heaters (also called portables). These are a cheap and convenient option that you can move around and put in any part of the room that needs a little extra burst of warm air, without sending your electric bills through the roof.
Alternative 2: Wood Burning Stove
Wood burning stoves aren’t just a primitive tool of the past; they are making a comeback as a rustic, homey, inexpensive and relatively environmentally friendly way to heat your home. New models are more efficient than the past, and won’t fill your home with smoke or soot. They’re a charming way to get the warmth and crackle of a fire if you don’t have a fireplace.