1 out of 5Easyno plumbing skills needed
$30 to $50 for a 6- to 8-foot long section of baseboard heater
10 to 20 minutes for a 6- to 8-foot long section of baseboard heater
In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey reveals a quick, easy way to replace a damaged baseboard heater—with a slip-on cover.
Steps for Installing a Slip-On Baseboard Heater Cover
- Slide off the end caps from the ends of the baseboard heater.
- Unclip and remove the front cover from the heater.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to clean all dust, dirt, and pet hair from underneath, above, and between the aluminum heat-transfer fins.
- Slip the perforated replacement cover over the existing back plate of the heater. If necessary, trim the cover to fit using aviation snips.
- Slide the metal end caps back onto the ends of the heater.