Replacing electric baseboard heat

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Old 02-26-14, 07:19 AM
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Replacing electric baseboard heat

I am looking to replace the current baseboard heat in my house. They are older and don't heat the house very well. Does anyone ahve any suggestions for the best ones out there right now? Should i go with the baseboard hydronic type? Thanks
 
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Old 02-26-14, 09:15 AM
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Electric baseboard is extremely basic and there is not much to go wrong. New ones operate at a lower temperature so you'd probably need more to provide the same amount of heat if wanting to stay with electric. A big step up in cost would be to a hydronic or forced air system for which you should contact a reputable professional to examine your house and provide options and prices.
 
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Old 02-26-14, 04:14 PM
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The electric/hydronic baseboard heaters are pretty effective although on the pricey side.
Companies like Cadet make some quality units. An 8' unit runs around $200.
 
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