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Question: How do you hook up an electric hydronic baseboard?


Question by Mike D: How do you hook up an electric hydronic baseboard?
Changing some baseboards in my house and currently have electric baseboard heat. I saw these electric hyrdonic baseboard heaters at Home Depot. Will these just wire up or do I need a water line or anything else? It says that the heating element is immersed in a liquid to radiate the heat better. Thanks
What are the advantages of using one of these versus just a normal electric baseboard? They are about 3 times as much money.

Best answer:

Answer by mike b
While it will not really radiate the heat any better or be any more efficient (all electric heat is 100% efficient) it should wire up the same way.

As long as the new heaters are the same voltage and wattage as the existing heaters you should be able to just remove the old and install the new.

If your new heaters are higher or lower wattage or a different voltage you should contact an electrician to do the install.

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One Response to Question: How do you hook up an electric hydronic baseboard?

  1. Dave R

    mike b nail the lid down on this one. good job mike.

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