Most baseboard heater covers on the market are designed specifically for hydronic baseboard heaters ONLY.
Electric baseboard heaters are well known for having all sorts of safety issues. They get much hotter than their Hydronic baseboard heating counterparts (180 - 200+ °F vs. 85 - 125 °F for Hydronic Baseboard Heaters.) So most baseboard covers are either a) unable to withstand high temperatures (eg. covers made of plastic and wood, which pose a fire risk!) or b) the profile of the baseboard cover won't fit with the typical profile of an electric baseboard heater, which could result in a poor fit or even loss of heating output.
SO WHAT'S THE SOLUTION?
Even though our baseboard covers were initially designed for use on hot water baseboard heaters, we soon discovered that our one-piece-design slip-on baseboard covers keep small fingers and toys away from the element without effecting the efficiency of electric baseboard heaters. Our baseboard covers are considered the best way of making electric baseboard heaters safer around children* while also updating the look and feel of your home.
STEP 1: MEASURE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE FINISHED FLOOR AND THE TOP OF YOUR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATER.
(Objective: Between 7-1/2" and 9")
Note: If this measurement is less than 7-1/2", the alternative mounting method that uses wall brackets will be needed.
STEP 2: MEASURE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE BOTTOM OF THE HEATER AND THE TOP OF YOUR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATER.
(Objective: Between 5" and 6.75")
Note: Note: If this measurement is less than 5" it suggests the floor to top height is less than 7-1/2" as noted in step 1. wall brackets should be used in this case to bring the height up for proper coverage.
STEP 3: MEASURE THE DEPTH OF YOUR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATER
(Objective: 3" or less)
Note: It is very uncommon to fail this final check. However, occasionally older commercial style baseboard radiators will utilize a 4" x 4" element. The solution to this rare circumstance is to install a molding that frames in the area to be covered.
FINAL STEP: MEASURE THE LENGTH OF YOUR ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATER FROM END TO END
Note: This is the length that you should order. Note that the endcaps can slide out to make up for an extra 2-3" per panel.