Baseboard heating system, as its name implies, are typically installed at the baseboard or, near the floor. Since heat is dissipated from the baseboard, the air recirculation naturally occurs in the room. A unique benefit of using a water based heating system that relies on no form of forced ventilation is that the amount of dust that travels through the air in your home will be lower than in a home where a central air conditioner is blowing air through all the vents.
How does baseboard work?
The hot water in this system is obtained from a boiler in a utility room. The hot water is pumped through a system of pipes that are installed in the baseboard. The heat from this hot water is transferred to the room, and once it has been cooled, it’s piped back to the boiler room, replaced by a fresh influx of hot water, and reheated. The hot water pipes on these baseboard heaters are typically made of aluminum and are uniquely fin-shaped to ensure faster dissipation of heat from the surface of the pipe.