Electric Heat???

Old 06-19-03, 10:26 AM
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Electric Heat???

I am having my electrical upgraded from 60 amps to 200 amps.
I currently have hot air oil fired furnace, but have been thinking about replacing with electric heat when it's time to replace the furnace, maybe 5 years.
The house is a one story, the basement is not yet finished (drywall etc...)
I would like to have wires at least in place if and when I decide to install electric heat.
Could I run wires up to my attic from the panel (not hookup of course) and later hookup heaters and thermostats?
If so how many wires etc....?
Any suggestions appreciated
Old 06-19-03, 11:35 AM
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Yes, Just make sure that the wires terminate in a junction box and each conductor is capped with a wire nut. This way there is little chance for an accident.
Old 06-19-03, 05:42 PM
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Or you could run conduits from the attic to beside the panel and install wires later.

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