Our house currently has electric baseboard from the 1970s. It is not a comfortable heat and it is expensive.
I was looking for alternatives..
Gas hot water with panel rads(radiant & convection) would be awesome, however, it would require a gas line from the street, 10-20K, and a lot of work.
I really do not like forced air, so I just eliminated it. Regardless, adding ducts would be hard and mini-splits are not ideal.
That leaves 2 potential possibilities:
#1) Upgrade the baseboard to something with a ceramic heating element or maybe water filled(oil/glycol/whatever). These options would allow the baseboards to retain heat longer, but its still just convection. No idea if its worth the trouble..
#2) Cove heaters that claim to give off radiant heat. These are a cheap and easy install. Even if the monthly cost is basically the same, a more comfortable heat makes up for it.
What do you guys suggest and do you have any experience with cove heaters? What is the go to brand for cove heaters?