Electric Heaters

Electric Heaters: Adding an electric baseboard or wall heater can be a cost effective way to bring heat to a cold spot or an area that gets only occasional use.

  • Plan 10 watts of heater capacity per square foot of room area.
  • In some cases you can add heaters to existing 120 volt circuits.
  • Confirm that the circuit voltage matches the heater voltage.
  • Place heaters on outside walls preferably beneath windows.
  • Baseboard units are best for supplemental heat while blower heaters are best for intense heat of short duration.

Some heaters come with built in thermostats but they tend to more accurately heat a room if you install a wall mount thermostat. Be sure to install the right model thermostat 120 volt or 240 volt that matches the heater. This requirement will also determine the size and type of wire installed along with the size and type of breaker i the panel.

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