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Underfloor Radiant Heating for Your New Sunroom

You want to add a brand new sunroom onto your existing house. The problem is that you are not sure how to heat it. Electric heating with baseboard heaters will spoil the look that you want from your new room. Hot water baseboard is going to present all types of problems getting hooked in to the existing system and piping it. And, if you have hot air heating system then you will have the problem of getting ductwork to the room. There is another way to heat this room easily and efficiently.

Radiant heating has been one of the most comfortable and efficient ways for heating for many years. The problem has been in the past to find a good heating source for small radiant floors that will be affordable, effective and efficient.

This problem has been solved now, with the availability of small new electric combination heater- circulator units. These units use small electric heating elements together with a small circulator pump to give you a all in one heating source and circulator pump.

Now you just have to lay your tubing in the floor of the room you are adding on to your house. Then you run that tubing into your existing basement or other room in your house. The tubing and the electric are attached to the heating unit. Then, wire a thermostat to the unit, and you are now ready to make heat. This really makes heating a new addition room very inexpensive and easy to do.

The greatest thing about using this type of heating system is that most average do-it-yourself types can do this. All that is needed is a basic knowledge of plumbing and electric.
If you are thinking of building that little add-on and are worried about how you will heat it, think about using radiant floor heat and a small electric heater-circulator to do your project.

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above some of the baseboard electric heating vents (the whole house is wired with electric (not gas, oil, or coal) heat there are black marks on the walls. what is causing this??? I do not burn candles, has to be coming from the vents. Should i have an expert come and check the heating system?


While it could be nothing, it is a good idea to have a heating professional check them once in a while. Sounds a little odd, though, as most electric baseboard heaters have no vents. You will be comforted by the reassurance of having them looked at. Farmerbear at FixYa.com

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I am puchasing a 28 YO home with electric baseboard heating. Will this be satisfactory or have there been much advancement made in baseboard heating used today?


To put it simply; any other heat source is better than your existing baseboard heaters. Yes, there have been sincere advances. Here is an informational website:

http://www.heater-home.com/FAQ_baseboard.aspx

Hope this helps some:)
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Two 8 ft baseboards will heat this basement fine. You should eliminate any sources of flooding before you invest in refinished your basement.

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