Electric wall heater questions


Old 01-22-15, 12:31 PM
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Electric wall heater questions


I am a new member to the forum, and have greatly benefitted from many of the topics and threads thus far, but I am having some problems finding the answers to a few questions.

I am currently remodeling my new home in Seattle. I have upgraded my main panel and have rewired 90% of the home. The plan is to install either a Cadet or King electric wall heater in each bedroom, living room, and kitchen - and do electric floor heating in the bathrooms.

1. Is there any benifit to using 120V or 240V electric wall heaters?

2. Can I have two heaters of different wattages' hooked to one t-stat? (2000W in living room & 1000W in the Kitchen)

3. Is it possible to connect a "smart" t-stat (low voltage) to my electric wall heaters with the use of a relay/transformer? similar to the below image, except for electric wall heater, not floor heating.

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Old 01-22-15, 01:04 PM
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Hi, the higher voltage heater will require a smaller conductor size for the same wattage,also the relay would be fine for 2 different wattages same voltage as long as the amperage does not exceed the rating of the relay .that Tstat should also be fine.

Old 01-22-15, 10:43 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Like Geo mentioned 240v heaters require smaller wiring and they also balance the load on the electric service better.

You're not going to put a nest in every room..... you'd need a small fortune.

Keep in mind..... do not install thermostats over electric heat strips. Best to put the strips on the outside wall and t'stat on an inner wall.
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