Although electric baseboard heat is an economical way to heat individual rooms, it has some drawbacks, especially when it comes to safety and children.
Baseboard heaters are low to the floor and easily accessible to babies and toddlers. The hot surface could cause burns—and blankets, stuffed animals, and clothing laid against baseboard heaters could ignite. The Mayo Clinic suggests putting a screen or barricade around them in the winter months, but for most people, this is an impractical solution.
If you have children, you may want to talk to a qualified heating specialist about other options for your home.
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