What are your opinions of those permanent hard wired baseboard heaters
for one end of a house that stays colder than the other. (Living room)
to support the regular heat. Are these any good and how much heat do
they put out. I saw some at lowes that were not too expensive and some
ran off 220.
What do you think of how these look. I have a house about 5 years old.
On 10 Dec 2003 05:52:23 -0800, email@example.com (Don) wrote:
If you had 220 in that area they would work. If you have to pay
somebody to run the wiring, you might as well start by paying somebody
to check out the heating system, the ductwork may need balanced(that's
probably not the right term) but they need to adjust the dampers in
First, if you have a forced air system, they look stupid. :)
Find a HVAC company in your area that will come and balance the duct work,
or find out if the original ductwork was run incorrectly to support the load
on the room.
We had one today that was in a half million dollar home, that the owners
paid out the nose for an addition, and the addition was cold. After checking
airflow to the rest of the home, and doing a quick duct sizing calculation,
we found that the return was grossly undersized, and the unit was not able
to supply enough air for the addition. We upsized from a 12 inch return to a
proper 16 inch, and the airflow difference was incredible. Now, the room is
the same temp as the rest of the home and the unit, is working at peak
My thoughts go along with all the other posts. But I will include some good
and bad points.
2. Clean, no dust
1. Expensive to buy
2. Expensive to use
3. Usually smell funny when first used, or not used for a while.
4. If you have kids, they get hot enough to burn little fingers.
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