Baseboard heat

We have unfisnshed basement playarea for the kids. I would like to know pepole think Q-Mark brand of baseboard heaters (25408nw) the local heattiing and cooling company wants $675 for it and intalltation. have found on the web just over $350 was think of doing it myself.
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I would go with a wall heater vs. baseboard it takes up less space and having a fan is able to heat up a room quicker. most have thermostat and mutlispeed fans so you can heat a room quickly or put it on low for silent operation. You will also save about $ 100.00.
http://www.houseneeds.com/shop/HeatingProducts/heatingunits/electrical/electricalwallheaters.htm
I used to have baseboard heat and disliked how much space it took up. Found out about them when I built a 4 season sun room and needed a heater for it. Replaced the baseboard heater in the bedroom with on and I was sold.
Wayne
http://www.houseneeds.com/shop/HeatingProducts/heatingunits/electrical/electricalwallheaters.htm

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Good for you.
Do you have a question? Can you do it? I have no idea of your skills and abilities, if you are adding a zone, and many other variables that can add complexity.
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I agree with Wayne. Look at a fan forced electric heater . You can get them recessed into the wall, or, a portable unit that are safe to use by shutting off if it tips over.
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I don't kow what the OP has for his present fuel, but electric is considerably more than gas or oil in most places.
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$15 at Home Depot. Add a double pole breaker and some 10-12 guage wire and your looking at < $100. 1500 watts should heat approx 200sqft or 300 if well insulated.
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For most areas in the US Electricity is Double to triple the the cost of NG . Since you dont care on cost , I dont care on you.
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electric especially when zone heating. ie: I pay approx $200/yr to heat with bb heaters vs $1200-1500 for the average home centrally heated with gas.
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NOWHERE is NG More than electric, wake up Martic , you are ignorant !!!
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http://www.bchydro.com/policies/rates/rates767.html
Compare elec furnace to std furnace, zone heat with elec and you are way ahead.
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Only is you have subsidised electric at apx .04kwh are you near equal to gas. I pay ,125kwh , a US norm so electric is way more in cost. Remember gas-oil-coal-nuclear generates electricity, it is secondary therby cost is much greater. Gas is presently cheapest.
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On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 05:49:59 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (m Ransley) wrote:

Once again webtv wannabe trailer hack boy who has never worked on hvac equipment, you are TOTALLY wrong. Remember, its a big wide world out there. Gas is NOT the cheapest you idiot. But then, maybe in your trailer propane corner of the world it is. Bubba
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I must have missed the part where he/she asked which was cheaper. I agree that a small forced air electric in wall or wall mount is the way to go. Baseboards suck. FWIW I live in Wash state and pay aprox $0.05kwh.
CR
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I'm a few miles north of you in Canuck land and pay 6cents/kwh. Isn't hydro electric wonderful!
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wrote:

What does experience in working on HVAC equipment have to do with local heating costs?
You might be fixing their equipment but you are not paying their heating bills....
You also have no idea on the costs in the poster's area, despite the fact that you might work inthe HVAC trade.
Here in New England, electric costs exceed $.15/KWH with rate increases currently before the utility commissions.
With the current price of home heating oil average around $1.90/gallon here in New England, natural gas is currently the cheapest way to go.
With around 50% of the folks in New England, heating with #2 fuel oil, many folks are really getting squeezed by their heating bills.
Thus in New England, New York and New Jersey, heating costs are ranked as follows from most expensive to least:
1. Electric 2. Propane 3. Fuel oil 4. Pellet stoves 5. Natural gas 6. Wood (only if you disregard the value of your own labor)
The problem is that natural gas here in New England exists only in the central cities. Many suburban areas or towns with less than 15,000 people don't have gas pipelines.
Folks who live in areas with subsidized electric power or electric power generated by hydro means, have a real bargain.
Doug
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our gas prices on Vanc Island are higher than the mainland, so looks like elec HW is the way to go.
Gary, Royston Please remove XXX in email address if email reply is desired.
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