Baseboard Heater Hot Water
If you live in an area of the country that has colder winters, then you know how hard it can be to heat every area of your house evenly. In fact, if there are some rooms you use less frequently than others, it may be more efficient and cost effective to have individual heating systems in those areas. When you are looking into supplemental heating units, you will see systems powered by electricity, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. However, when you are looking at a baseboard heater hot water is one of the best ways to go.
When you use supplemental heating, you don't want to worry about expensive installation of gas lines or venting. There are also issues with safety with various types of units. For instance, if you place paper or cloth items too close to electric heaters you run the risk of it catching on fire. If propane, kerosene or natural gas heaters were to tip over, that is also a fire hazard. With a baseboard heater hot water design, you get a fully encased heating element that is surrounded by a heat-transfer liquid which is then sealed so that only the heat can escape into the room.
A baseboard heater hot water unit is often referred to a hydronic system. It can be used to heat spaces that are difficult to heat with the whole house system. Whether you have added on a bedroom or you simply have a room that doesn't get warm enough conventionally, the hydronic system can make good sense. They can be either permanent or portable units, depending on your needs.
With the permanent hydronic baseboard heater hot water is piped to the baseboard heaters from a small boiler, and then the cooled water is sent back to the boiler through a tube. It is then reheated and then sent back through the system. With such a permanent system, each heating unit can be separated into zones so that they can be temperature controlled separately.
With the portable hydronic baseboard heater hot water from your plumbing system is not hooked up to it, so the heater can be moved from one room to another as needed. This way, if you need extra heat in a specific room during a specific time, you can use the portable heater and then move it to another room that needs additional heat later.
Another benefit of the hydronic system is the compact size, which allows them to work well with any room size. Using this type of system can really augment your whole-house system while saving you money at the same time.