Can you cover electric baseboard heaters?

Covering the lower portion of a baseboard heater is strictly prohibited, unless you would like your heaters to stop working. Air flow is the critical process that allows this type of heating to work. Blocking the lower (air in) or upper portion (air out) of the baseboard heater will effectively turn it off.

Do baseboard heaters need covers?

Baseboard heater covers aren’t optional—but they can be painted to match the walls in your home to give your rooms a more polished, smooth look. But if you’re concerned about the energy efficiency of your home heating, you may be wondering whether limiting your heater’s airflow with a cover is really the best idea.

What can I use to cover my heater?

Thick, unpainted chunks of wood, or slabs of stone or tile, are possibilities, or you could paint a metal shelf with high-heat appliance paint. You may even be able to use it to keep your drinks warm. For more freedom with the shelf materials, attach the shelf to the wall a few inches above the radiator.

Can you replace baseboard heat covers?

Installing replacement baseboard covers is literally “a snap” due to the innovative construction. Simply remove the existing end caps and front cover; then position the Baseboarders replacement cover over the existing back plate and heater unit.

Can curtains hang over baseboard heaters?

Keep drapes and curtains at least 8-10″ above electric baseboards, and/or at least 3″ in front of them with 1″ floor clearance (to allow air to circulate).

How do you cover an electric heater?

Is it safe to cover electric radiators?

  1. Leave a gap above the electric radiator to allow air to circulate.
  2. Allow space to enable access to the fittings and components of the radiator.
  3. Open radiator cover and clean or dust regularly.
  4. Be mindful that the radiator cover will get hot.

How can I hide my electric heater?

How to hide an electric radiator

  1. Put a table in front of it.
  2. Paint a feature wall behind it.
  3. Install a shelf above it.
  4. Install a stylish electric radiator.

How can I make my old heater look nice?

Design Hacks to Make Your Radiators Disappear

  1. Build a Moulded Cover.
  2. Reskin It.
  3. Make a Window Seat.
  4. Shelve Over It.
  5. Take a Seat.
  6. Tuck It Away.
  7. Make a Console Table.
  8. Camouflage It.

How much does it cost to replace baseboard covers?

– Time needed to replace the old covers – Minimum 20 minutes per foot. This involves removal, patching the wall and then installing the new ones. Dummy cover solution total cost: $25.67 per linear foot installed.