Every homeowner loves heating systems particularly during the cold months of the year. However, it is also important to understand that some of these equipments may not be the most attractive things and as such they are best covered. Think about the radiators, baseboard heaters, and central heating registers, they can potentially detract from the overall appeal of your home instead of adding to it.
That being said, there is a way you can cope with these seemingly unpleasant, but necessary equipment and this is through heater covers. Fitting register and radiator covers around your equipment and vents will bring a much more decorative and pleasant look to these spaces. For baseboard heaters, you can even paint them so that they match the walls in your home and give your rooms a more smooth and polished look.
Picking the Right Cover for Your Equipment
Heating equipment covers are not similar, but they depend on the type of heating equipment. If you get the right cover, you will not only cover the unpleasant parts of your heating system, but also improve the effectiveness and safety of your unit. The following are some of the common covers you should consider for your heating equipment.
Register and Grille Covers
In a typical home, the furnace, heat pump, or central heating system is usually located in the basement, attic, or closet, somewhere far and out of sight. However, return grilles and supply registers are a common sight in every room. With decorative register covers, you can add a touch of class to your registers and grilles. They come in wooden and metal finishes and are designed to keep air flowing uninterrupted throughout your home. Remember to measure the size of each vent because they usually have different dimensions depending on their function.
If you have a radiator connected to your furnace or heating system in your home, it may be complicated covering it. Based on their design, radiator covers can potentially decrease or improve the performance of your furnace. They also play a critical role in enhancing the safety of your unit. For instance, radiator covers over hot heating equipment can give protection to a toddler who is too inquisitive to touch. Some homeowners may even convert the level space on top of the cover into a spot for TV, stereo, or additional shelf.
Baseboard Heater Covers
Unlike radiator covers, baseboard heater covers form a very important part of the unit. Without these covers in place, dust, rugs, and carpeting can potentially enter the heater and cause a fire hazard. The unfortunate thing is that these heater covers become dinged up over time. Also, the fact that they are installed low to the ground makes them even more vulnerable to dents. These covers can be replaced fairly easily because all you need is to saw the screws off and then lifting the cover.
There are some DIY material available online on how to make radiator covers yourself, but the best bet is to have them professionally made.