Frequently Asked Questions
What do heater covers do?
How do I cover up a wall heater?
How do I replace a baseboard heater cover?
- Remove the heater cover from the wall by using a reciprocating saw and cutting the screws that secure the heater to the wall. Some heater models might only require simply unscrewing the covers from the units.
- Pry the adjustable damper loose and remove it from the hangers.
- Pop the hangers out by using a screwdriver to pry them from the back plate.
- Remove the back plate from behind the heating element.
- Secure the hangers of the new heater cover to the unit.
- Screw the back plate to the wall studs.
Are radiator covers necessary?
Heater covers are useful components for installing baseboard heaters. Other types of heating equipment, such as cove heaters, can also benefit from the use of blank sections. Heater accessories like these are designed and utilized to make heaters more effective and, in the case of heater covers in particular, to help heaters integrate better into a given space.
These heater covers include blank sections and wireway covers, which are installed in conjunction with baseboard and cove heaters. Blank sections are typically used to spread out heater sections along the walls of a room. Wireway covers, as well as blank sections, effectively enclose wires that connect to the heater, thus protecting them from damage and keeping them out of the way. Additionally, these heater covers can be installed in such a way that they can allow gaps to accommodate outlets on the wall. That way, the heater wires are still accessible and well-protected at the same time.
Typically, specific blank sections and wireway covers are designed to fit with specific baseboard and cove heater models. Thus, it’s likely that a heater cover won’t be suitable for all baseboard or cove heaters. Check the catalog to see which heater covers fit with certain heater models.