Hot water heating


Old 12-01-19, 08:14 PM
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Hot water heating

Do you get more heat by taking the covers off the baseboards?
Old 12-01-19, 08:55 PM
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No...... you don't.
You need to get air to flow thru the baseboards.
They are set up to draw cool air in from the floor and up thru the emitter.
Typically there is an adjustable louver on the top that you can adjust the heat flow.
Open is maximum airflow.
Old 12-01-19, 08:55 PM
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No you need air flow by convection..the covers help move air from bottom to top
Old 12-02-19, 08:37 PM
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Removing covers will reduce heat output. It is important to keep the area below the cover to floor op as much as Unfortunately, many home haves had carpet and padding installed and reduces that airspace and the heat output is reduced.possible.

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