Electric baseboards are one of the most popular heating solutions in the province of Quebec. Inexpensive to buy and quick and easy to install, they are the perfect choice for anyone looking to adjust the temperature independently from room to room.
At Confort Expert, we offer a wide selection of robust and aesthetically pleasing electric baseboards that distribute hot air via convection. When connected to an electronic thermostat, these can help you save up to 10% on your heating costs.
How Do They Work?
Electric baseboards heat the air from the ground up. Since hot air is lighter, it naturally rises towards the ceiling, which means the entire room heats up rapidly.
Because they are usually installed under windows, these eco-friendly heating systems effectively eliminate cold drafts. These days, new houses are built in accordance with very high energy performance standards, and since electric baseboards eliminate heat loss almost completely, they’re perfect for new buildings. Finally, because electric baseboards aren’t required to heat the air from outside, they use less power and distribute heat evenly and comfortably.
Electric baseboards are an affordable heating solution, but you can save even more by connecting your baseboards to electronic thermostats that will allow you to manage your temperature levels effectively and minimize heat fluctuations inside your home. Energy Star approved electronic thermostats can help you to reduce your energy consumption by up to 10%.
To learn more about electronic thermostats and about how much money you could save, please visit Hydro-Québec’s website.
Choosing Your Electric Baseboards
Your choice of electric baseboards should rest on the following:
- The size of the room
- The quality of insulation
- The height of the ceiling
- The state of the windows
Generally speaking, for a house with regular insulation, you will require a heating capacity of 10 watts per square foot. Rooms with drafts require an additional heating capacity of 25%; the same is true for rooms with ceilings that are higher than 8 feet.
If you’re looking to install an electric baseboard heating system in your home, get in touch with one of our energy experts for a free quote.
For any questions regarding electric heating, natural gas, or fuel oil systems, give us a call! The following number will put you in touch with our team in Montreal, Laval, the South Shore, and the North Shore: 514-640-7711 (or call us toll free: 1-877-240-0911).