04:10AM | 11/24/07
Member Since: 11/23/07
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Will be needing to upgrade house as current electric heat is around 41 yrs old and not all baseboards are working in our mid-size 5 room ranch. Need info on what the cheapest way to go is here in Connecticut.


07:24AM | 11/24/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I don't think that purging the air from the ELECTRIC baseboards will help much.

To the other person. What cost are you talking about? Installation or operating?

Fixing the current electric baseboard heaters will be very, very inexpensive.

"electric vs.oil vs. radiant heat"

Now you are trying to compare several completely different things.

Radiant (heat in the floors) vs convection (baseboard heaters) vs forced air are methods of delivering heat.

Oil vs gas vs electric vs wood vs solar is based on the cost of those different fuels.

A boiler of any type is not cheap. And for running the piping for either HW baseboard or radiant heat is not in expensive.

But based on what YOUR fuel rates are and how long you plan on being in the home it might pay to convert.


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