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Old 11-17-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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Any experience with and/or opinions of ceramic electric baseboard heaters?
http://www.king-electric.com/prodtemp.asp?prodID=CB

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Any experience with and/or opinions of ceramic electric baseboard heaters?
http://www.king-electric.com/prodtemp.asp?prodID=CB

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no but i know the portable ones work very well

just looked at the website i dunno looks like a reg old elec baseboard to me if its not like 3 times more expensive than a standard one than i guess its fine if you have the option go with 220 volt as its cheaper to operate

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Yes, but they have their place depending. What are you trying to do/what do you want to know?
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I'm replacing about 30 year old partly-non-functional, dead-mouse-infested baseboard heaters in the living/dining area (main room) of a cabin. There's little wall insulation and large single-pane windows just 15" above the floor. This room also heats the kitchen and hall, a couple of steps up.

Time and budget are limited and even though these heaters are quite a bit more expensive than regular ones, installation costs will be low compared to replacing with other forms of heat. There is a wood stove insert in the room but fireplace isn't in good condition either.

Thanks for any thoughts about this.
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Resistance heating is resistance heating. There are all kinds of ways that people come up with to get your money. Bottom line is that there is only so much energy in a watt of electricity no matter what method is used.

You can spend the extra money and get the same heat as the cheaper baseboard heaters. If you want the "new" stuff it's your money. Just don't expect to get any more heating out of these.

I like the oil filled radiators. They don't put out any more heat than any other 1500 watt heater, they just have the ups and downs of other heaters. The oil gets hot and will stay warm for a long time once the thermostat shuts down. It's called thermal mass.
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I'm replacing about 30 year old partly-non-functional, dead-mouse-infested baseboard heaters in the living/dining area (main room) of a cabin. There's little wall insulation and large single-pane windows just 15" above the floor. This room also heats the kitchen and hall, a couple of steps up.

Time and budget are limited and even though these heaters are quite a bit more expensive than regular ones, installation costs will be low compared to replacing with other forms of heat. There is a wood stove insert in the room but fireplace isn't in good condition either.

Thanks for any thoughts about this.
Open up the old ones, clean out the mouse infestation, repair or replace any parts that look in question, and paint them with good heat resistant paint if you think they need it. All electric resistive heaters are 100% efficient so the new ones aren't any better.
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As Marv said. They won't cost any less to use, they a regular electric baseboard.
Just cost more to buy.
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Thanks, everyone! I appreciate the advice.
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