Baseboard convectors can be used for either steam or hot water. They can be run along the walls in portions of the rooms and when installed correctly supply a very even method of heat distribution. Baseboard is used in steam usually when old cast iron radiators are removed. The professional inspector must check carefully to make certain there is heat in every room that is functional. If too much baseboard is installed then the rooms farther from the heating plant will not get adequate heat. If too little is installed then many of the rooms may be to cool or the system will not be efficient. Proper installation of the system is important to keep maintenance to a minimum.