I live in an apartment with baseboard heaters. As the temperature outside gets colder so does my apartment. The thermostat is set high enough, but it just doesn't reach that temperature. When it's warmer outside the inside temp is fine.
The pipe is hot on one end and gets cooler the farther along you go. It's almost room temperature by the time it gets to the end.
The bottom of the baseboard heater is covered by wooden baseboard. There is no gap between the floor and the heater.
Is the fact that there's no gap there enough to stop my apartment from getting warm? Are there styles of baseboard heater where there wouldn't be a gap?