Do you have a room in your home that you feel is a little bit colder or drafter compared to other rooms? Do you find yourself, a loved one or maybe even a guest on their toes because of the cold flooring? Do you have a hard time walking in your bathroom or maybe even garage because of the cold? Then maybe installing a baseboard heater just might be the perfect solution. But first, you must know the best baseboard heaters in order to make your decision easier.
- Lasko 5624 Low Profile Silent Room Baseboard Heater
- Lasko 5622 Low Profile Baseboard Heater
- Fahrenheat FBE 15002 Dual Wattage Electric Baseboard Heater
- King Electric KP1210 Foor Portable Baseboard Heater
- Comfort Zone CZ600 Low Profile Silent Operation Baseboard Heater
- Cadet 09949 Electric Baseboard Heater
- Cadet 9954 Baseboard Heater
- Optimus H-3603 Baseboard Convection Heater
Lasko 5624 Low Profile Silent Room Baseboard Heater
One of the most highly regarded baseboard heaters in the market is the Lasko 5624 Baseboard Heater. It comes in a sleek black design, runs on electricity and is about 41 inches long. It could easily heat up a room sizing from 100 to 300 square feet with its ceramic heating element and power output of 1,500 watts. It could only take about an average of 30-40 minutes in order to increase the temperature in a single room. Using it for an average of 3 hours daily would only consume up to 135 kilowatts per month, not too heavy on the pocket. On top of that, you will also get 3 years of limited warranty from the manufacturer.
It’s very easy to use so you want have a hard time pressing too many buttons trying to figure out which is which. It has a digital display with an adjustable thermostat and you can even set off the automatic shut off timer. Another safety feature added besides the timer is the tip-over protection which means that in case the heater turns over, it will automatically shut off to prevent any harmful damage or event from happening. The lowest temperature it can run is 39 degrees Celsius which is pretty warm. You don’t have to worry about getting a good night’s sleep with this heater because it runs silently.
Lasko 5622 Low Profile Baseboard Heater
Lasko is one of the top brands when it comes to fans, humidifiers and most importantly heaters! So, expect them to have a lot of well-raved products. Besides the previously mentioned heater, another crown pleaser is the Lasko 5622 Baseboard Heater. It comes in white with a metal finish and is a little bit smaller and lighter compared to the 5624 Baseboard Heater; it’s only 39 inches long and 9 pounds heavy unlike the 5624 which is at 10 pounds. It has carry handles on the sides so it’s very easy to transport it from one room to another, cutting down the need to buy multiple baseboard heaters for your home.
It has an overload protection technology so that if you set the temperature you want the room to maintain, it shuts itself off when it reaches that temperature. But the best part is that it turns back on just as soon as the room temperature goes down from your desired temperature. Cool, right? It’s also very safe to use since just like the 5624, it has a tip-over protection and automatic shut off timer. It boasts the same 1,500 watts power output so it won’t be too much on your electric bill. Of course, expect that it will also run silently as Lasko has already perfected this with time.
Fahrenheat FBE 15002 Dual Wattage Electric Baseboard Heater
Fahrenheat’s FBE 15002 Baseboard Heater is a little bit bulkier and heavier than the previously mentioned 2 baseboard heaters as it is 45 inches long and 12 pounds in weight. But this is because the FBE 15002 is built to have dual wattage in 1,500 watts and 1,000 watts which means that you could easily save on electricity as you can change the settings depending on the room size, and whether or not you will use the baseboard heater indoors or outdoors. It’s made from heavy duty Lexan metal sheets and also has handles on each side for convenience in moving the heater around the house.
I know it may seem like the Fahrenheat FBE 15002 Baseboard Heater doesn’t have much of a difference between Lasko’s products when it comes to specs, but with the pricing there is a huge disparity as Fahrenheat’s unit cost so much more. You may be disheartened by this, but don’t be. Because along with the higher price tag of course, also come a higher quality. Most of their happy customers have had their units for years – 10 years! Imagine how much money you save if you avoid lower priced but with a lower quality baseboard heaters. You can also opt to have installed hassle-free but with an additional cost. Fahrenheat sure do know how to take care of their customers!
King Electric KP1210 Foor Portable Baseboard Heater
If you plan to heat up smaller rooms, then King Electric’s KP120 Baseboard Heater might just be the one you’re looking for. It comes in a bright white color made out of aluminum. It’s a bit longer than other baseboard heaters at 48 inches and weighs around 11.5 pounds – a bit on the heavy side. It runs on 1,000 watts, making it a more cost-efficient choice. But you should be careful when considering this because it also means that it’s much less in power compared to the others which could mean that it’d take a longer time for the KP1210 to heat up a room. So, I suggest, if you plan to opt for this heater, you should only use it for smaller rooms in order for you to be able to maximize its cost-efficiency.
It relies on convection heat but rest assured that it silently runs without a fuss. So if you plan to put this in a bedroom, you don’t have anything to worry about most especially if you or any of our loved ones are a light sleeper. Although, it radiates a light but it’s not too bright that it’s distracting. It has a built-in thermostat for easy adjustments. King Electric’s KP1210 is very easy to use, but the company guarantees that if the unit doesn’t work well, you could easily return it or you may ask for a refund.
Comfort Zone CZ600 Low Profile Silent Operation Baseboard Heater
If you’re looking at a dual wattage baseboard heater but want a more reasonably priced one (even half of the price of Fahrenheat’s dual wattage baseboard heater!), then you can opt for Comfort Zone’s CZ600 Baseboard Heater. It also offers the same dual wattage system, but this time, at a lower wattage of 750 watts, and the standard 1,500 watts making it perfect to be used indoors in a small room, indoors in a standard room, or even outdoors. You won’t have a problem of whether having a room too toasty or lacks heat for that matter. The best part about this baseboard heater is that it doesn’t require any assembly at all so there’s no hassle in setting it up – even if you don’t have the skills.
It comes in a much smaller size at 30 inches long and 8 pounds. Although it doesn’t come with carrying handles, the lower weight and smaller size do help out a lot when it comes to transferring the heater from one room to the other. It has a built-in system for the heater to avoid over-heating and so the heater could automatically switch off in cases wherein it gets toppled over. It’s so easy to avoid unwanted accidents because of this. For the CZ600, you get silent and even heating in a variety of room sizes and environments.
Cadet 09949 Electric Baseboard Heater
If you have a really small room that needs to be less cold and drafty but you don’t necessarily have the extra budget to purchase a heater for it, worry no more. There’s the Cadet 09949 Baseboard Heater – it doesn’t cost much but it will surely give you what you need. This is the cheapest baseboard heater on the list but it does a great job even with its small size. But of course, we could only expect so much for the size and the price. It comes in a white color with a simple and regular build. It’s much smaller and lighter than other baseboard heaters at 24 inches and 5 pounds. It’s actually perfect for rooms with a size of 50 square feet or less because it only runs on 350 watts power. Put it in a bigger room and it might just have a hard time heating it, costing you a larger electricity bill.
It utilizes a convection heating system to circulate the air inside the room. At its price, it still boasts safety features in the usual baseboard heaters in the market such as overheating protection. It’s made out of steel, so you’re sure of its durability even if it doesn’t cost as much. No matter what, you’d still get your money’s worth because the company offers a lifetime warranty for the product.
Cadet 9954 Baseboard Heater
Cadet also offers a much stronger baseboard heater running at a power consumption of 1,000 watts which can heat up bigger rooms compared to their smaller and budget friendlier variant. The Cadet 9954 is huge in 48 inches, but weighs less compared to those with the same length as it only comes in 9 pounds (the usual is 10-12 pounds). It’s built with steel, which makes it durable and sturdy that could last you years before replacement. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that this baseboard heater needs at least a clearance of 6 inches on all sides in order for maximum efficiency.
The only drawback with Cadet’s 9954 baseboard heater is that with its price, you would have an increase in expenses because of the need for an electrician to actually install the unit since it’s hardwired. However, installment is pretty simple and won’t cost much. Another added expense is that you need to buy a separate thermostat for it. You may think that the added expenses aren’t worth the price of getting this baseboard, but it’s actually one of the most durable baseboard heaters that do its job well. A few extra bucks won’t hurt when you’re already toasty, warm and safe in your room because of the Cadet 9954 baseboard heater.
Optimus H-3603 Baseboard Convection Heater
Another value for money dual wattage baseboard heater is the Optimus H-3603 Baseboard Heater. It comes in a compact size of 30 inches and 8 pounds. It also has built-in handles so you could easily carry the unit from one place to another. Even though it’s made with durable and heavy duty gauge sheet metals, it’s very lightweight and easy to transport. The design is perfect as it is small compared to most of the baseboard heaters in the market and it’s also slim that it could fit just about anywhere you put it. It has 2 wattage settings which are 750 watts and 1,500 watts which is perfect for standard-sized and bigger-sized rooms.
There is an automatic thermostat control making it very easy to operate and security features such as an alert for overheating and a tip-over protection which is very common in baseboard heaters nowadays. The digital temperature control boasts an LED display so that you could operate it and read it even in the dark. It also has a timer feature to save you from the hassle of manually turning it off and on again. Even though it’s not as expensive as some of the baseboard heaters mentioned on this list, the quality surely doesn’t suffer.
Finding the best baseboard heater for your home or office may same like a tedious job, but it’s a job that needs to be done. If you won’t take the time to research and test out products, then you would only give yourself a harder time because of constant repairs and expenses. The best baseboard heater is just out there and it’s very easy to find.
Remember, it’s better to spend a few extra money just as long as it guarantees that it will keep you warm, toasty, comfortable and most importantly safe indoors even though if its freezing cold outside.