Plug-In Electric Baseboard Heaters?


Old 02-02-14, 05:46 AM
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Plug-In Electric Baseboard Heaters?

Any recommendations for a good electric baseboard heater that I don't have to hard wire? Would you advise against one of these, as they may not be as powerful as one I would have to hard wire?
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Old 02-02-14, 07:11 AM
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Watts are watts. It does not matter hard wired vs plug in.
Old 02-02-14, 07:47 AM
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Depending on watts it may need a dedicated circuit. My experience with portable electric heaters is plugs loosen, that creates resistance and heat, that causes the plug to deteriorate which makes more resistance and more heat and so on till the plug melts. With a good plug and quality receptacle and occasional checks that the plug hasn't been knocked ajar it shouldn't happen but it is something to consider.
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