Question about Fahrenheat PLF1504 Baseboard Heater

1 Answer

Electric hydronic liquid-filled baseboard heaters

I can't seem to find any non-manufaturer info on these units. ie comparisons with efficiency and cost of electric heat, boilers, and furnaces.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 22 Answers

The same comparisons with other forms of electric heat (i.e., radiant, electric strip baseboard, etc.) are the same. The difference is cycle time - the liquid-filled electric heaters turn on and off less frequently than strip-type to maintain thermostat temperatures. This also means that the unit's temperature will swing more widely than the desired average thermostat setting (the liquid's temperature will signal the thermostat to turn off power, but the temperature will continue to climb; similarly the liquid will signal the thermostat that it is cool enough to engage power but the liquid will continue to cool after power is engaged - similar temp swings with hygronic heating systems). Some say that the liquid-filled units are safer, but the manufacturer's installation guidance is usually the same between strip and liquid-filled so both pose an equal safety hazard.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Intertherm baseboard heater model 1580. Need thermostat


Home Depot carries I believe 2 different T-stats , wall mount, and unit mount. Try there. Or you will need to get it touch with the manufacturer. Also have info, 120 or 240 volt.

Mar 06, 2011 | QMark Portable Hydronic Electric Baseboard...

1 Answer

Can I connect 2 6 foot electric hydronic heaters together? I am replacing t electric baseboards that were installed attached to one another.


you have to be sure supply wire is able to handle total amp draw.it should be 10 gage.if it is,without getting too technical youre fine.

Dec 22, 2010 | Fahrenheat Electric Hydronic Baseboard...

1 Answer

Electric Hydronic Baseboard Heater, 240 Volt: WHEN I TURNED ON MY ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATER THER...


My PLF504 detonated this morning (11-25-2010). It worked fine for two years then BANG. Room was lit by flame coming from center (left to right) of unit. I wrote Marley asking them to honor the 10 year heater element warranty. Also, no burnt wires at thermostat connection, no dust bunnies on the fins. Source of fire was the fluid filled encapsulated heater core. Thank God, circuit breaker tripped and wall was tiled.

May 17, 2010 | Fahrenheat Electric Hydronic Baseboard...

1 Answer

I'm replacing a non-hydronic electric baseboard heating unit with a Fahrenheat hydronic one. My old unit was 240v using 2 conductors plus bare ground wire. The fahrenheat (PLF series) unit's instructions...


Hello. The red and the black are the hot wires. Therefore, connect one of your conductors to the red and the other conductor to the black. Use wirenuts. The bare ground wire should be solidly attached to the new unit's green wire using a wire nut.
Regards, Joe
PS: please rate my answer. Thank you.

Jan 06, 2010 | Fahrenheat Electric Hydronic Baseboard...

1 Answer

Marley Hydronic baseboard heater not turning on


on the one that don't work use a clamp around ammeter and see if you are drawing current. no current, the heater element is shot!

Oct 23, 2009 | Marley Electric Hydronic Baseboard Heater,...

2 Answers

IS A HYDRONIC ELECTRIC BASEBOARD MORE EFFICENT THEN THE STANDARD ELECTRIC BASEBOARD HEATER


I have some confusion about what you are asking......

There is no such thing as "Hydronic Electric Baseboards"......

I am assuming you are referring to the oil filled baseboard heaters. If so....

The same amount of btu's required to heat a space remain the same whether the elements heat a liquid to warm the air or whether they heat the air directly, the same amount of wattage will be consumed. So, their is no more or less efficiency between the two.

If you are referring to "Hydronic Baseboard Heaters" (these baseboards are fed from a boiler with a pump) Then....I will assume that it is a gas boiler. In which case, the gas boiler would be more cost efficient to operate. If it is an electric the same rule applies as above......the cost is the same.

Oct 04, 2009 | Fahrenheat FBE15002 Baseboard Heater

1 Answer

BASEBOARD HEATER NOISE


HOW ABOUT THE MARTIN HEATERS I LIKE THEM BUT DONT USE THEM THAT HIGH

Dec 04, 2008 | Fahrenheat Electric Convector Baseboard...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fahrenheat PLF1504 Baseboard Heater Logo

1,751 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fahrenheat Heaters Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13577 Answers

Pierre Curtis

Level 1 Expert

33 Answers

Are you a Fahrenheat Heater Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...