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Old 11-17-2009, 03:59 PM
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I helping someone put in new base board heat but he wants the newest, sleekest design out there but I have no idea where to look for ideas? I'm not even sure what to ask for in a google search.

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The most common type of baseboard heater found in residential buildings is the traditional electric heater. An alternative option is the hydronic baseboard heater.

Function: Electric Heater
An electric baseboard heater contains a heating element surrounded by metal pipes. The unit draws cool air from the room into the bottom of the cabinet, or outer covering, and expels heated air out the top. The warm air rises and heats the room.

Function: Hydronic Heater
Hydronic baseboard heaters, while similar in appearance to electric heaters, use reserves of heated water or steam to heat cool air drawn in from the room. Heat is transferred from a series of fin-shaped tubes, and the warmed air is delivered through the top of the unit.

Cost
Electric heaters involve a low initial cost and elevated operating costs, due to rising electricity prices. Hydronic heaters, though more expensive to install, offer lower operating costs since they use water from an existing water heater. Popular home improvement retailers sell hydronic heaters at four to five times the cost of traditional electric heaters. An electric baseboard heater can be installed by any electrician for $125 to $300, depending on the complexity of the project, according to Costhelper.com.

Efficiency
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, electric heaters are less energy efficient than hydronic heaters because nearly 70 perccent of the fuel energy used to generate electricity is lost in the process. As a whole, using baseboards to heat only occupied areas of a home is more energy efficient than using central heating to heat the entire structure at once.

Just google baseboard heaters. You'll get a few thousand hits.
I know that info, I'm looking for styles and designs. That's what I'm trying to find.
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you want the finish product- (register)

google- baseboard registers
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you want the finish product- (register)

google- baseboard registers
That did the trick, thanks!
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I know that info, I'm looking for styles and designs. That's what I'm trying to find.
Right. Sorry. I did find these.

http://www.eco-heater.com/index.html

http://www.weil-mclain.com/en/our-pr...d-heaters.aspx

http://www.ouellet.com/products-selector.aspx?c=2
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Good find, that second one has some nice choices!
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Also try QMark products

www.qmarkmep.com

click on "convector" which is a fancy name for baseboard
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