Hello everyone, this is my first post at this forum. I'm going to be starting a project soon that involves renovating our now unusable 2nd floor. I'm researching how to heat it right now. The 1st floor is forced hot air and I don't want to have to go through putting duct work to the 2nd floor, especially given the type of house this is (new england style built in 1880's)
SO, I'm thinking electric baseboard is the way to go. I have a couple of questions that somebody here might be able to answer. First is, what are the differences from convection and electric hydronic. Is one more efficient than the other?
Secondly, I'd like to wire in a temperature controlled thermostat to at least a couple of the heaters, what can I use to do that? Lastly, what's the best way to figuire out how much baseboard I need? I read somewhere that 10 watts per square feet should be sufficient.
Any help is appreciated.....THANKS!!!!