SoftHEAT hydronic baseboards

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There's a lot to like when it comes to our standard baseboard heater, it:

  • operates silently with no moving parts
  • is made with quality materials
  • is assembled in the United States
  • and, of course, keeps you and your family warm.

Our SoftHEAT hydronic baseboard takes everything that's great about our standard baseboard and takes it to the next level with features that improve comfort, save on energy use and make it a great choice for homes with kids or pets.

The better electric baseboard heater

The Cadet SoftHEAT hydronic baseboard, front left, uses a non-toxic mineral oil to deliver consistent heat to your room.

So how exactly does the SoftHEAT hydronic baseboard improve energy efficiency and comfort? It's all about the element.

A standard electric baseboard generates heat when electricity passes through a heating element. The element spreads heat to the surrounding air through metal fins attached to the element.

With SoftHEAT, the heating element is enclosed in a copper tube that's filled with a non-toxic mineral oil. The element heats the fluid, which disperses the heat to the aluminum fins along the heater tube. It may sound like a subtle difference, but it's anything but.

That mineral oil holds onto heat when the element switches off, which provides consistent warmth into and minimizes temperature fluctuations in your room. In other words, it keeps you more comfortable while saving energy.

Lower surface temperatures

The enclosed element also comes with lower surface temperatures than a standard baseboard. That’s great for homes with children. It also helps those with allergies because the heater doesn't singe airborne particles in the air or dry out the air as much as a standard baseboard.

What are others saying about the SoftHEAT hydronic baseboard?

Yes, the SoftHEAT does come at a higher price point than a standard electric baseboard, but it should ultimately keep you more comfortable in your home. Is that worth the investment?

Well here’s what our customers have to say:

"I have electric heat throughout my house. I began to replace my 45 year old electric registers with Cadet SoftHEAT a few years ago. I like the smoothing out of heat/cold curve and the lack of dust. I have noticed my energy usage has dropped as well, but I can't solely credit that to Cadet as I've also replaced the thermostats for the units as well."

-Anthony East Granby, Connecticut

"Installed in my bedroom , very quiet when on and gives me an even heat throughout my room. Thanks for great product ."

-Rita Kalispell, Montana

We added a sun room/guest bedroom addition and were not able to extend furnace ducts from original house. Our electrician suggested that two Cadet Baseboard Heaters would heat the room beautifully. We went with his suggestion. The room is very comfortably heated. We have confidence that the heaters will keep the room comfortable, especially when we have overnight guests.
-Spring Hillsboro, Wisconsin
I had a spare bedroom where the heater was missing but the old thermostat was still installed. It required a 240V unit. The Cadet was a perfect size and provided a great direct replacement solution. It's quiet, heats well, and the price was right. Note that it requires a bit of electrical knowledge to install properly.

-Doug Scotts Valley, California