Question about QMark Fan Forced Zonal Wall Heater - 208/;240v - 6824 Btu Wall Mounted Panel
My new replacements of Cadet forced-fan wall heaters have a high-pitched whine. I believe it is the motor, not the fan where the noise originates.
An electrician installed these and claims they are correctly attached to studs, etc. It does not seem to be vibration that is causing the problem.
One of the heaters (the 240 volt) is one of three heaters in a large room, and they are controlled by one thermostat. The thermostat is old, but the electrician says it is ok.
I don't remember the previous heater as having this problem.
Is this an installation problem, or a problem with this brand of heater? Or some problem with the router (?) or thermostat controlling the 3 heaters? The original system, and the other 2 heaters, are 20 years old.
If it is in the design of the heater, what would be an alternative brand? And if I put a different heater in the large room, would the other two in the same room need also to be replaced with the new brand? Should the whole system be replaced---three total heaters, thermostat and router? If I were to do that, how can I know beforehand how noisy they may be in operation?
Thank you for your help, Helen
To start with your thermostat is not related to the noise. The noise in your new Cadet will most likely go away after some use, VERY occasionally cadets will make this whine when new but you should have it replaced if you bought it new. Cadets are generally quieter than an average refrigerator.
So in short get your new cadet replaced for another one and that will resolve your issue.
With regards to getting them all replaced, well you don't have if it's doing the job, however as they are 20 years old you will find that the newer ones are significantly more efficient and you are likely to save on your electricity bills each month.
One other thing to consider if you do decide to replace them is to look at wall heaters with built in thermostat, the advantage of this is it will measure the temperature of its location and come on and off depending on the temperature of the room it is located in. the disadvantage of having an integrated thermostat i.e one thermostat to control all heaters is it takes the measurement from where it is located and turn all the heater on and off making it less desirable and less efficient.
As for which ones you should replace them, well cadet is a very good make, but I would recommend that you go to a showroom and look around at all the different ones, they should all have efficiency rating and most will give you the noise levels too.
Hope This helps, Please don't forget to rate me.
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