Baseboard heating


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Old 11-16-05, 10:00 AM
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Baseboard heating

In a one-bedroom condo, heated by electric baseboards, the living area other than the bedroom is quite cold, even when the thermostat is where it should be. The breakers remain "on". To troubleshoot this problem, would a person start with the thermostat, or with the two baseboard fixtures. One is newer, and small, and may not be able to compensate if the old one has failed. Please advise me where to start looking. Thank you. Paula
 
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Old 11-16-05, 10:46 AM
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Are you saying that the baseboard units don't com on?
 
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Old 11-16-05, 11:34 AM
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Baseboard woes

Apparently so. You could hang meat in that room. Paula
 
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It really makes no difference where you start.

You need to check for power at the following locations:

Exiting the panel. Entering the thermostat. Leaving the thermostat. Entering the heater.

Where you have power and where you donít have power will help you isolate the problem.
 
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Red face Baseboard woes

Thank you, Bob. Let the testing begin! Paula
 
 

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