Questions about hydronic electric baseboard heaters noise and safety.

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Old 01-25-13, 05:33 PM
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Questions about hydronic electric baseboard heaters noise and safety.

1) Are hydronic electric baseboard heaters truly quiet?

2) Could I place a hydronic electric baseboard heaters behind a couch? Near curtains? Can I run electric power cords to an outlet located over one?
 
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Old 01-25-13, 05:38 PM
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Any type of baseboard heater relies heavily on convection......air needs to freely move through the heater. Placing a baseboard heater behind a couch or under drapes will drastically reduce it's efficiency.


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As far as the couch is concerned I am worried about setting it on fire. I noticed a couple of news stories where a fire started when something came into contact with an electric baseboard heater (probably not hydronic). So I was wondering what the deal was with hydronic electric baseboard heaters.
 
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Old 01-26-13, 10:46 AM
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any heat appliance should have space around it and nothing should contact it. See the manufacturer's recommendations for clearances.
 
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Hi Geo8rge, I think you are confusing terms Hydronic (hydro=water) is liquid heated (ie you need a hot water heater and circulating pumps. These are always plumbed in as part of a system. If yours are electric and not hydronic, I would recommend that you keep at least 12" of clear free space all around them so that they can convect air properly and not overload the electrical supply - it also helps them to function properly and be the most efficient! Just my .2c!
 
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