My wife fell in love with an old house that was for sale in one of her favorite neighborhoods.
When she showed me the listing online, I saw why she loved it.
It was an old house with a lot of charm and character, and a lot of the design was original. It needed some work, but the previous owners had taken care of it and I was confident that we’d be able to do it. When we walked through the house with a realtor, he told us that all the appliances still worked and the HVAC system was well maintained. The only downfall about the HVAC system in this old house were the electric baseboard heaters. The baseboard heaters lined one wall in every room, which made the place feel outdated and stuffy. The baseboard heaters were tinged a yellow color, a true sign of age. We bought the house despite the baseboard heaters, and I ran them for a month to see how expensive it was to run the heat. Like I expected, the price was high. I considered taking out the original baseboard heaters and replacing them with a central furnace, but it was going to cost a lot of money. Before spending that kind of money, I went online and found the price for new electric baseboard heaters. Not only were they guaranteed to run more efficiently than the old heaters, but they were much better looking! Instead of an old yellow color, they were white and sleek. They even seemed thinner! I decided that this was the best choice for updating the old electric baseboard heaters.