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Electric Heat

Have you thought about adding Electric heat to your home? Is one room colder than the others? Do you have a family member cold ALL THE TIME? Do you have an addition that isn’t ducted out? Ductwork is expensive to install and difficult to modify. Electric heat is less expensive to buy and has lower installation costs.

Having a heater in a specific room of your home allows you to independently control temperatures. If you combine electric heaters with a central system, you can set your central thermostat to a lower temperature and turn up electric heaters in individual rooms when you are using them. That way you get the best of both worlds-Energy savings and comfort.

What type of Electric Heat is right for you? A couple suggestions we have are baseboard and wall heaters.

  • Wall heaters are great in rooms that you want to heat up fast. The fan helps circulate air through the room, while baseboards rely just on the natural convection process. Although all electric heat is 100 percent efficient, you can see some energy savings with a wall heater because it takes less time to heat a room.

  • All heaters are quiet but baseboards are nearly silent because there are no moving parts. Wall heaters make a little noise when the fans are on but are quieter than the average refrigerator.

  • Wall heaters are more compact and use less wall space, which gives your more flexibility with furniture arrangement.

Electric heat can be a very cost-effective, efficient and a comfortable heating solution for a cold room or a new addition. It won’t necessarily replace your central air system, but it can be a great combination with it.

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