Should we remove the baseboard heaters?
I'm new here as far as posting but have read here for several years.
We just purchased a small bungalow that has both an electric forced air furnace and electric baseboard heaters throughout. I find it really odd, unless the furnace was added later. We are about to move in and start renos and the first thing I wanted to do was to rip the baseboards all out. However my electrical contractor thought I should leave them, but I never really got an explanation as to why other than back up heat if the furnace dies. I really hate the look of them, we have pets and kids so I don't find them all that safe either, plus previous owners painted them all to match the walls and they are just ugly. Is there any good reason to leave them? We might in the basement but we aren't renovating that part just yet, only the upstairs.