||09-03-2012 01:18 PM
Electric Baseboard Heater
I need to replace a 96", 240 volt, 650 watt electric baseboard heater (no brand name evident) in a rental property. I've looked in stores and on-line and cannot find an equivalent unit--most heaters that long are ~2000 watts. I've got a 15amp circuit breaker on the line and don't know if I can put any heavier load on it. Thus, my questions: Are heaters still made that are equivalent to the one that's in there? If so, any idea where I can find one? If such a unit is not available, do I dare install a 2000 watt unit?