Are Electric Baseboard Heaters an Energy-Efficient Way to Heat a Home?

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Is it a good idea to use electric baseboard heaters to supplement the heat from a pellet stove in my home? -Henry

The bad news is that electric baseboard heaters are one of the most expensive ways to heat a home. The good news is that they can be easily turned off or down in rooms where the extra heat isn’t needed.

If your pellet stove is providing adequate heating most of the time, electric baseboard heaters can be used to provide added heat on occasion, but keep these tips in mind to reduce the need to use them:

  • Consider adding more insulation to your attic or under the floor.
  • Enclose the crawlspace under your house if it’s open.
  • Make your windows are as energy efficient as possible by sealing any air leaks and installing storm windows or insulated replacement windows.
  • Check the weatherstripping and thresholds on exterior doors and seal any gaps or cracks.

Good luck with your project,


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  • Linda Hawk Says:
    December 23rd, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    My ovens have glass doors that have grease and yuk inside. I see screws but I’m worried if I take the doors apart that I wont know how to put them back together and have them properly sealed. Is this something I can do?
    Thank you, Linda

  • Rene Prattis Says:
    September 15th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I am looking for baseboard heaters that has a fan inside is their anything like it on the market. Than you Rene

  • Electric Underfloor heating Says:
    June 8th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Can I get the value ones in b&q, have anyone used vinyl tiles on there underfloor heating ,can you please advise me wich one I should I buy.. thank you.

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Are Electric Baseboard Heaters an Energy-Efficient Way to Heat a Home?