Efficient, Quiet and Safe Operation:
Baseboard heaters use convection to draw up the cold air near the floor, warming it up and releasing it back into the room where it rises. As the air cools it sinks and is taken back into the baseboard heater to be warmed again. This convection-powered cycle will continue until the room is at the desired temperature, and the baseboard heater will then automatically shut off, therefore conserving energy.
Since electric baseboard heaters heat the room through convection (usually without the help of a fan), this keeps them quiet.
High quality electric/hydronic baseboard heaters are also available that offer clean, quiet operation, without the noise of a traditional hot water piping system and the noisy blower and dirt of forced-air systems.
Models include safety thermal cutout protection switches that will turn off the heater in case of overheating. Auto safety features then reactivate the heater when the temperature returns to normal.
Ease of Installation:
Baseboard heaters do not require ductwork, and are easy to install. Some models, such as the 2500 Series and HBB Series are UL listed to mount directly on the floor surface, whether it is wood or carpet.
Maintenance is typically easy too. The heating element inside the heaters does not have any moving parts, so there is less chance of something breaking down. Upkeep usually only requires minor cleaning consisting of removing the dust and lint from the grill of the heater. To prevent warm air from gathering behind the unit and streaking the wall with dust, make sure that the heater fits tightly to the wall.