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# Baseboard heaters I need to know what type and size heaters to put in my finished basement.

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Measure each room you want to heat. multiply the length x width, this will give you the square footage of the room to be heated, multiply that by 10 and that is the number of watts needed to heat the room using 220/240v baseboards.

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