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How to get the most from your baseboard heat

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How to get the most from your baseboard heat

Date: 01/30/2019 | Source:

If you have baseboard heat in your home or cottage, it might not be working as efficiently as it could.

It needs a good clean every now and then to stay in tip-top condition! Cut the power to that area, let it cool down all the way, then take the cover all the way off and clean clean clean!

Cottage Life said, "Dislodge tough, stuck-on gunk with something thin and stiff, like a Popsicle stick. Bent fins restrict airflow too, so straighten them with pliers. Replace the cover, and you’re done."

Hopefully your baseboard heaters will be working better than ever once you're done!

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