How to Upgrade From a Baseboard to Wall Heater

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Looking to upgrade an old baseboard heater? There's a lot of reasons why you might want to consider upgrading to a wall heater, but how do you make it happen?

Baseboard heaters are a fantastic, economical way to add heat to a room in your home. Wall heaters cost a little more up front, but you enjoy the benefits of more efficient and quicker heating and more options for where to place your furniture. Ready to make the change? The video above will show you how to upgrade from a baseboard to a wall heater.

Finding the right replacement heater

When it comes to finding the right replacement, be sure your new wall heater is the same wattage and voltage as the baseboard it's replacing. The easiest way to find this information is on the identification label for the heater. If the label is missing, a standard baseboard will be about 200-250 watts per foot of length. Check your breaker to find the voltage. If your heater is hooked up to a double breaker, it's 240 volts. If it's hooked up to a single breaker, it's 120. For additional help, be sure to check out our other blog posts on how to find the right wattage heater for your room and how to choose the right voltage heater.