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02:38PM | 03/02/06
Member Since: 02/11/06
8 lifetime posts
I would like to install baseboard electric heaters in my basement. Is there anything special I need to know when installing these heaters. Do you just plug them in? Is there anything to take into consideration when installing this type of heating unit. ANd which type do you recomment.? I thought this would heat the basement better and keep the moisture down. Thanks.


07:07AM | 03/17/06
Member Since: 03/16/06
4 lifetime posts
I have never been a big fan of baseboard heat. In fact I started looking for opportunities to upgrade for forced air to radiant heat and found some good information at for the most complete set of solutions. If possible I would opt for an underfloor system rather than a baseboard system. Are you do a complete remodel or just trying to augment the heat in your basement? If the later I understand why you are not going for radiant heat under the floor covering and think baseboards will help out.

Good Luck,



11:16AM | 03/17/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
I am just trying to add additional heat to the basement. I was just wondering how to install the baseboard electric heaters. Do they just plug in or do you have to install them to the socket. Sorry I am a woman.LOL


07:39AM | 07/26/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Most Baseboard heaters are 240V. They require direct wiring and a thermostat. The units are pretty cheap but an electrician will get expensive.

Plug in oil filled heaters are not bad for some rooms.

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