|Electric baseboard heaters
Baseboard Heater – is a long and narrow heater without a fan. It’s mounted on the floor like baseboard molding. Baseboard heaters are convection heaters only wider, warm air rises out the top and cold air is entrained through the bottom opening. It’s a good idea to place them on the outside or cold wall near or below a window.
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Main article: Convection heater
In a convection heater, the heating element heats the air next to it by convection. Hot air is less dense than cool air, so it rises due to buoyancy, allowing more cool air to flow in to take its place. This sets up a constant current of hot air that leaves the appliance through vent holes and heats up the surrounding space. These are generally filled with oil, in an oil heater, due to oil functioning as an effective heat reservoir. They are ideally suited for heating a closed space. They operate silently and have a lower risk of ignition hazard in the event that they make unintended contact with furnishings compared to radiant electric heaters. This is a good choice for long periods of time or if left unattended.