Electric Baseboard heating


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Old 06-07-04, 06:22 AM
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Electric Baseboard heating

I was thinking of getting gas baseboard heating installed in my basement until I became aware of electric baseboard heating. My electrical contractor said that if I purchased it, he would hardwire it to my panel. Does anyone here have electric baseboard installed in their house wired to their electric panel?
 
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Old 06-08-04, 01:46 PM
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They all wire into the house panel. Electric base board elec.furnace, heat pump,AC.



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Old 06-08-04, 02:36 PM
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Do you know of anyone tht has had any problems with them compared to gas/oil heat?
 
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Old 06-08-04, 05:27 PM
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They work very good. Have use them on jobs from about 70.


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Old 11-18-04, 07:02 AM
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best electric baseboard heating solution?

I'm thinking about using electric baseboard heating as a secondary heat source for my finished basement. The finished basement area is 735 sqt feet of open space. I have gas furnace forced air as my primary heat source, but I don't think it will bring the room to the level comfort I want. I will have the electric baseboard heating system controlled by a seperate thermostat. And the electric baseboard heaters will be installed on the outside wall under windows.

My problem is selecting the right electric baseboard heater for my application and size. I have the following questions for starters...

1. Will a sealed silicon oil electric baseboard heater perform better the than standard ones (i.e. control room temperature swings and/or lower cost)?

2. Do you recommend units equipped with blowers or fans?

3. Are there more ascetically pleasing baseboard heating options available?

4. Lastly, is there a particular brand you would recommend?

Thanks,

Jasper
 
 

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