Electric baseboard heat: thermostat problem.


Old 12-05-15, 12:27 PM
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Cool Electric baseboard heat: thermostat problem.


I have 3 baseboard heaters in my Kitchen that are controlled by 1 Thermastat. It seems as the temperature knob is acting more or less as an off and on switch rather than a temperature control.

I'm thinking about getting a programmable Thermastat. Would this solve my problem?

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Most baseboard thermostats are line voltage. Check this out before you buy a new stat.
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I have not seen a programmable thermostat for electric baseboard thought they may exist. You might be better off simply replacing your current thermostat with a new one. Just make sure to look at what you have, including it's wiring connection in back, to make sure you get the correct type.

If considering changing the thermostat yourself be warned that many baseboard thermostats operate at 240VAC as skaggsje mentioned. Make sure you turn off the breaker before beginning any work.
Old 12-05-15, 11:48 PM
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They do make digital high voltage thermostats for baseboard heaters. You'll need to know the voltage and total wattage of the heaters to be sure not to burn up the new stat.

Has that thermostat always worked like that ? It sounds like it may be wired incorrectly.

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