04:59AM | 08/17/07
Member Since: 08/16/07
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I live in Boston and I am renovating a kitchen and adding a half bath. Due to the relocation of the sink I had to remove a steam radiator. I need to heat the kitchen area of approx 144 sq ft and the new half bath at 20 sq ft. What are my best options? How efficient are electric toe kick heaters? Are they extremely noisy? What about the bathroom wall heater? I was planning on an in wall 1500W with thermostat. Any suggestions would be appreciated (best heaters, etc.)


06:05AM | 08/19/07
Member Since: 08/16/07
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Thanks for your quick and informative response. Please answer another question for me. I can have electric toe heaters installed for $1200. The estimate for forced hot water toe kick heaters (fired by a hot water heater) is $2800. Approximately how many years would it take to recoup the difference based on the added expense of the electricity? The house is well insulated and has always heated well at a relatively low cost.


06:37AM | 08/19/07
Member Since: 08/16/07
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I was also wondering how effective electric radiant heat is? For the same price as the gas toe kicks they can install an electric radiant under the basement joists. There is also the option of gas radiant heat at a cost of $6300. Any ideas on these opttions?


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