One of the biggest things I hate about my house is the baseboard heaters.
The house was built in the late seventies when baseboard heaters were all the rage, and while they do work, I can’t stand having them in my home.
Not only are baseboard heaters a fire hazard, but they’re bulky and take up too much space in every room. I’m really thankful to have heat, but the baseboard heaters drive me nuts. Unfortunately, I spent most of my money buying the house and I didn’t have enough leftover for a brand new HVAC system and ductwork. Therefore, I can’t afford to rip out the baseboards and replace them. Unfortunately, I noticed an issue with one of the baseboards a few weeks ago and I was forced to hire an HVAC professional to come look at it. As I was expecting, the baseboard needed to be completely replaced. Since my house was so old, they didn’t have exactly the same baseboard available to purchase anymore, which meant that the new one would be different from all the rest. To make matters worse, I didn’t want to spend money on a new baseboard heater when I hated them so much. I wanted to save my money for a new HVAC system and ductwork, not invest more money into the baseboards. Unfortunately, I had no choice if I wanted heat in that room. The HVAC professional was really nice and he told me that if I purchased the new baseboard, he would come back and install it that week.