adapting an electric water heater for radiators
The heating power (think BTU) will be equal to the capabiity of one water heater element (about 4500 watts) Only one element in the water heater comes on at any given time.
Energy cost will be the same as for baseboard heaters of equivalent total wattage.
Cranking up the target temperature of the water (say to 160-190 degrees) will shorten the life of the water heater tank. Alternatively cranking up the temperature won't do anything because as the water circulates through the radiators it never gets near the target temperature.
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Last edited by AllanJ; 08-27-2012 at 12:49 PM.