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Not enough heat

I bought 4 baseboard heaters. two were installed upstairs on a separate thermostat and breaker, and two downstairs (again, on their own identical thermostat and breaker). Maybe it's just me, but it seems the heaters upstairs heat up considerably more than the two downstairs. when I place my hands over the heaters upstairs, I can really feel the heat coming from them.

I can feel the heat coming from the two heaters downstairs, but it doesn't seem to be anywhere near as intense.

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2010

    I think the problem was because I daisy-chained (sorry, I don't know the proper electrical term... 'series' wiring?) the baseboards and they were (somehow) sharing power. I've since ran each on it's own line from the thermostat and I have all kinds of power now.

    I'd understood from my baseboard heater manual that doing this was ok, but doing what I did above seemed to fix the issue.

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Take an Amp draw on all heaters and compare. If within 5%, they are working fine but you may have more open area downstairs than up.

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