120v Forced Air Heater vs. 240 Baseboard

Old 12-08-04, 09:16 AM
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120v Forced Air Heater vs. 240 Baseboard

I am adding a heater and thus have to give a dedicated circuit. If I have to add the circuit, should I add a 240 volt and add baseboard vs. a 120 volt forced air? Is baseboard better/ more efficient?
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Old 12-08-04, 09:20 AM
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A 240-volt system provides more power for the same size wire, but it also takes up more space in the panel. The decision is yours to make, but it depends on how much heat you need and which unit you like better. They are equally efficient.
Old 12-08-04, 09:26 AM
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Baseboard heat is usually more comfortable and quieter.

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Old 12-08-04, 05:08 PM
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Choosing between baseboard and fan-forced would be dictated by the application. Tell us exactly where the unit is going to be used, and we can help further.

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