Question about Dayton Electric Heater
I am building a cabin at 8,500 feet elevation in Utah. I want to use electric heat to supplement our wood burning stove and to keep the cabin above freezing during the winter months. I have installed wall heaters in a bathroom and the laundry room. It turns out that they over heat if I wire them for the maximum wattage, apparently because of the high altitude. Do you have wall and/baseboard heaters suitable for that altitude or any suggestions.
I have never heard of altitude effecting the electric. Watts amps and volts are different than burning a gas, like propane. The high altitude has less oxygen thus requiring the combustion to be effected. If your wires are over heating when you use maximum wattage (amps) you need to install larger wire with the correct size breaker. Look up ohms law. Its a basic electrical formula and will help you get this right.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
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