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USNrider 03-22-2013 06:09 AM

Wal heater
I'm looking to add a wall heater to a sunroom on our house and am curious how the height impacts its ability to heat the room. I've seen some info on the cadet heaters and they recommend you mount the heater 12" from the floor, but I'm thinking of putting ours 24-36" up from the floor. The room gets heat from the house furnace (leave the french doors open all the time) so this is just for supplemental heat and is primarily going in so I can count the square footage of the sunroom in the house. The sunroom is about 280 sqft and we would like to capitalize on it if we ever have to sell the house.

joecaption 03-22-2013 06:20 AM

Heat rises, the lower it is the more of the floor will get warmed, and more of the coldest air will get preheated and rise.
Have you concidered baseboard heating that gets placed under the windows to reduce heating loss?

USNrider 03-22-2013 06:52 AM

I've given baseboard heating a small thought. We have furniture up against most of the walls and I'm not sure baseboard heating will work unless I figure out how to rearrange the furniture allowing for more open space.

SeniorSitizen 03-22-2013 08:26 AM

Strange rules pertaining to living area I must say.

beenthere 03-22-2013 05:40 PM

The higher you put it, the colder the floor will be. And you might find that it is unusable after having spent that money. Along with a home inspector questioning how well it orks when you go to sell.

USNrider 03-23-2013 10:13 AM

After re-evaluating the room and the requirement for hard wired heat I believe I have found a suitable location that will allow it to be closer to the floor, have more than enough clearance from anything and actually be in an ideal location to circulate the air in the room. ow I just gotta go and buy the darn thing and get to the installation.

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