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Old 12-21-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Programmable Electric Baseboard Heaters


We bought an old house back in the spring. The bedroom had this slider that led out to a screen porch. We hated it, and needed more storage, so we walled off part of the screen porch, removed the slider, and put in a wall and bifold door. It gave us a nice 9x9 walk-in closet.

Now we need to heat it. I would like to use electric baseboard heat. What size heater would I need to occasionally heat 81 square feet, given normal ceiling height? I looked at Lowes and found a variety of sizes, but I'm not crazy with a simple "Low, High, Off" thermostat. Do they make electric baseboard heat that will work with a programmable thermostat? I'd like to have it shut off at night and during the workday without me having to do it.

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If you want it warm, 1000 watts will should then handle it.

They made line voltage set back/programmable thermostats.

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Do you know which brands have programmable thermostats? The brand that Lowes seems to carry is called Fahrenheat, and their electric baseboard heaters had only two options for thermostats, and both were mounted on the units themselves and were not programmable.
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I think I may have found what I need in the Cadet F-Series. They have a number of heaters, which can all use the $59 SmartBase digital programmable thermostat. Fahrenheat doesn't seem to have such an option.
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Do you know which brands have programmable thermostats? The brand that Lowes seems to carry is called Fahrenheat, and their electric baseboard heaters had only two options for thermostats, and both were mounted on the units themselves and were not programmable.

All electric baseboard can be used with a remote mounted thermostat.

I don't like baseboard mounted thermostats.
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