Is it a good idea to use electric baseboard heaters to supplement the heat from a pellet stove in my home? -Henry

The bad news is that electric baseboard heaters are one of the most expensive ways to heat a home. The good news is that they can be easily turned off or down in rooms where the extra heat isn’t needed.

If your pellet stove is providing adequate heating most of the time, electric baseboard heaters can be used to provide added heat on occasion, but keep these tips in mind to reduce the need to use them:

  • Consider adding more insulation to your attic or under the floor.
  • Enclose the crawlspace under your house if it’s open.
  • Make your windows are as energy efficient as possible by sealing any air leaks and installing storm windows or insulated replacement windows.
  • Check the weatherstripping and thresholds on exterior doors and seal any gaps or cracks.

Good luck with your project,


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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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