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Electric baseboards - Top discharge vs front discharge

Electric baseboards - Top discharge vs front discharge


I have a few application related queries concerning standard, electric baseboards with front heat discharge and linear, convectors with top heat discharge.

I understand that the linear convectors are more compact, but are following concerns valid:

1. Linear convectors provide uneven area heating as they are compact and only provide concentrated heat on small wall space.
2. Paint gets cracked with linear convector installation rather than standard, electric baseboard.

Would appreciate any other concerns I should consider when choosing linear convector over standard, electric baseboard.

Thank you.

RE: Electric baseboards - Top discharge vs front discharge

Seems like this kind of question is more suited to a building and/or HVAC forum... if you want answers on the design of the control unit, this is the appropriate spot, but not these types of questions.

Dan - Owner

RE: Electric baseboards - Top discharge vs front discharge

I apologize. I'll re-post in appropriate section.

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