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My whole house is heated with electric baseboard heat,1 thermostat keeps blowing out.have replced 3 times in 1 year

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You will need to put an amp meter on one of the power lines to see what the element is drawing for amperage. It is amperage that produces heat and will shorten the life of any switch including the thermostat. Compare your findings with the rating of the thermostat.

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