Heater Covers 101: The Basics

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Even if you reside in a temperate area of North Carolina or South Carolina, there are probably certain times of the year you use a heater to keep your home comfortable. After all, even Charleston has the occasional cold snap! Although heaters are necessary, they are not usually the most aesthetically pleasing parts of a residence. Fortunately, there are a variety of heater covers available to modern consumers.

The type of heater cover that is right for you will depend largely upon the sort of HVAC system you have in your house. As you read the rest of this guide, you will discover some popular heater cover styles, at least one of which is sure to suit your needs and budget. If you are unsure about a specific kind of heater cover, spend time researching it before you make your final purchase. The more you know, the better you’ll feel about your final choice.

Register grates and covers – Heating registers are especially common in older houses, but exist in some new constructions as well. Generally, registers are located in every room of a house and, without a grate or cover, are simply large open holes in the floor. Due to this, register covers are a necessity.

There are many different sorts of covers today’s consumers can choose from. If you live in a Victorian-style home, for instance, you might want to go with decorative wrought iron grates that are designed to mimic the styles that were used at the turn of the twentieth century. If you prefer a more modern aesthetic, you might want to look into a sleek polished wood option.

Radiator covers – If your Carolina home is heated by bulky, unsightly radiators that connect to your HVAC system, you may be at a loss for how to conceal them. Fortunately, some brands produce covers that are specially designed for radiators. These are typically crafted with both safety and functionality in mind. Many of them fasten securely to prevent pets and small children from touching radiators’ hot metal surfaces and most have tops that are designed to serve as shelves. This provides additional storage for homeowners.

Baseboard heating covers – If your house has baseboard heating units, you’ve probably noticed that their original covers take a beating. Not only can they easily get kicked and scuffed by people walking through your house, but furniture can rub against them, leaving dents and marks.

If the time has come to replace your baseboard heating covers, there are numerous options available to you. Any home improvement store in your Carolina town will have off-the-rack styles or, if you have the money to do so, you could look into having decorative covers custom made by a local metalworker or carpenter.

Buying heater covers doesn’t have to be a difficult process. If you have questions, you can contact Hatch Homes or do online research. Both manufacturer websites and home remodeling resources can help you figure out which heater covers you should invest in before winter arrives.

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