This unit sounded great. Its big and its somewhat energy efficient, and it runs on 110 outlet without issue.. Only thing is that Mine like many others seems to suffer from an intermittent problem where the temp control starts to climb up and beep on its own every few uses.. Can someone tell me if this is self serviceable or a warranty issue?
The other issue is the blower fan seems to be running a bit slower then when new and I'm wondering if these too can be replaced or repaired without a huge issue. I have done some in the past where the bearings are not easy to get out of the tin housing.
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Glenn, we don't sell anything on this site except ways to solve repair issues. You need to contact several dealers or manufacturers of electric baseboard heaters to answer your question intelligently. Researching online can be a great resource.
Certainly there will be some savings using today's models, but how much has a lot of variables. For example, you can have a 94% efficient furnace. But, if your home is not energy efficient, that 94% efficient furnace doesn't mean much.
Good luck to you. I hope I've headed you in the right direction.
Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of
a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go
you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to
start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do
rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for
Hummm, well, the newer units are trying to meet or exceed energy standards, so good on you for updating. You can look at Consumer Reports data to see which is best, but this method of heat does not lend itself to the same refinements as a gas furnace, for example.
I prefer units that have oil, or fans. The oil filled gives heat without having the heating element energized.
The fan units heat the room much better, but this is often NOT an option on baseboards, as many are wall cavity types.
220 volt costs less to run than 110 volt models, but this also is not something easily changed at this stage....
The biggest wasters of electrical energy are Heat and A/c, water heaters,dryers and ranges. The more you insulate the less you have to cool or heat. If you live in a warm climate, consider installing an attic fan that runs on a thermostat or timer. During the summer allow it to run, during winter turn it off. Ceiling fans in rooms that are occupied create the illusion of being cooler, allowing the thermostat to be turned up.I'm not sure of the exact numbers but any thermostat setting on your a/c below 78 is more inefficient so try kicking the a/c up and the heat down. I'm a Florida boy so I can't tell you much about baseboard heaters. I know that anything that heats things up cost a lot in energy.
Consider installing a hot water heater timer. Commonly called a "Little Grey Box". Whenever your water heater is not actually being used it is still heating the water. A big waster. Once installed set the timer to cycle the water heater off during times when you commonly don't use it. Overnight,when your at work etc....
Somewhat antiquated, but a clothesline always uses 100% less energy than a clothes dryer. :) Short of this, try to fill the dryer all the way and make sure your dryer vent and lint trap are clear.
Microwaves draw 1/3 the energy of a range and run for 1/10 of the time. Microwave as many things as you can. In our house we have started microwaving canned veggies and boxed side dishes and such.
These are the big ones I've done at my house. A lot of the other things seemed to be more work than they are worth. Some actually end up costing you more if you don't own the house for decades.
There are many sites you can visit such as your local power company and possibly your local government pages.
Good luck. I'm in the same boat with the high power bill.
This sounds like a relay sticking on the control board inside the unit. The only other thing I've seen cause this, would be a short in your low voltage wiring. I had a service call where the wires were laid across the top of metal studs and the insulation had been damaged to the point that the wires would short out on the stud. To be sure it's not something in your wiring, disconnect the low voltage wires from the unit while it's "stuck" running. If it continues to run, then have your control board replaced. This is a somewhat common problem on these units. Good Luck!
If you bought an electric range , it is a 220 volt range with a BIG plug and can only be used in a 220 volt outlet. If you can plug a small appliance into that outlet then the outlet is only 110 volts and you need an electrician to run a new 220 line!!!!!! Was the range you are replacing a gas range??? If so that runs on 110 volts like you TV and toaster and every other small appliance in your house! If you are not sure what you are doing get a professional to help you! Every year in the United States thousands of people die buy trying to fix the electrical in their home alone! BEWARE 220 Volts will shock you! BUT USUALLY will kill you if you touch it! ngafm Please rate me on this site before you sign off!
How old is the appliance?
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