Question about Heating & Cooling
Its a sentinel electric baseboard. The house was built in 1984. I have a total of 7 of these in my home and the only thing I can find to identify it is a small tag with the name sentinel on it. The loud humming noise started last night. But it doesn't happen all the time.
Could be just an AC hum do to time and previous heating expansion/contraction altered it's characteristics.
You could [this is a crude way} just kick it to see if that stops the humming other then that completely dismantle it and reassemble it tightening the connections and support structure
I don't know what your heating/electric bill is $$$$ but my experience it's cheaper to heat with some other form of energy and in case of power outages you can heat your house using a generator where as electric heat you can not
Posted on Nov 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Electric baseboard heater
You need a meter, it will be hard without this! If you have 220v in the wall, then think of it like this; each wire is 120v. Test to each other, you get 220v. The thermostat is a double pole, you said. So think of it like this, its an adjustable temperature controlled switch that lets electricity through at the temp. you set it at. If you have 120v from one wire connected to one end of the element, and the other 120v connected to the other end of the element, then it will work. DO NOT CONNECT THE 120V TOGETHER. IT MUST GO THROUGH THE ELEMENT FIRST. The thermostat should be between the power from the wall and the element, to control the temperature.
Posted on Jan 09, 2008
Most base board heaters installation instructions say to attach to the wall with screws which are slack ( not fully tightened) in order to allow the heater case to expand and contract otherwise you get a clicking noise
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
It sounds to me that the motors on the units in question, may need a few drops of oil on the bearings. I have seen motors in these heaters and most do have a place to oil them, they wouldn't have sealed bearings as the newer motors.Check the blower wheels also for dirt build up on the blades, as this will cause them to be out of balance and cause some noise also.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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