Time Of Heat
Generally requires 30-60 minutes to heat a room
Uses fans to push heat into a room very quickly
Wall Space Required
Requires less wall space
Generally uses more wall space
Virtually noise-free; good choice for bedrooms
Generally quieter than a regular refrigerator
Operates at lower temperatures, which means their surfaces are cooler to the touch than the surface of wall heaters
Operates at higher temperatures than baseboard heaters
Life over 20+ years
Lasts 8 to 12 years
When installing your heater, it is recommended that you install it on an inside of a wall. If you are installing your heater by a door or window, make sure:
Baseboard heaters must be mounted horizontally-- near or at floor level only. For baseboard heaters, allow 12 inches of clearance in front of the heater and 6 inches to the side and above.
NO—We recommend using a thermostat to control your heater. A line voltage thermostat is typically used with single-room heaters, such as electric wall heaters, or electric baseboard heaters. Low voltage thermostats are typically used to control heating and cooling systems, and are generally more common than line voltage thermostats. How to Install a Single Pole or Double Pole Thermostat to a 240V Baseboard Heater?
Only use a low voltage thermostat with a Baseboard Heater if:
First determine the square feet by multiplying room width by room length.
If your square footage is not listed in the chart, or you plan on installing a lot of windows, it is suggested that you choose the next highest wattage. Find the square footage that closely matches yours, and go up to the next highest in wattage.
If you are looking to install heaters to a new building, or you live in a warmer climate, it is suggested that you choose the next lowest wattage. Find the square footage that closely matches yours, and go down to the next lowest in wattage.
Heaters come in a variety of options and sizes, so how do you find the right one for your space? Read our guide to learn the differences between each type of eater and the proper applications for each.
When choosing a heater, you need to choose the right voltage: either 120V and 240V. Read our guide to learn the differences between 120V and 240V and how to figure out which one you need.
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