Intertherm hot water electric heater for room

Bjonesy

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Pattersonville, NY
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-major brand-
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More than 10 years
I have a room that was added later in the homes life. It is next to impossible to run my boiler hot water heating system to it, so they installed an intertherm hot water electric heater. This thing is a KW hog! It is also impossible to manage, it's either too hot or ice cold.

anyone have any suggestions for heating the room?

thanks ,
Brian
 

rickgburton

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I've worked on water heaters and furnaces but that would be something I would leave to a plumber or electrician. There was a HVAC tech that might know but I haven't seen him on here much anymore.
 

delaware74b

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If you have access from a crawl space or unfinished basement under the addition, have you considered electric baseboard heater? How big (in square footage) is this room? You will need 2 spaces(like a dryer uses) in your breaker panel for a 240-volt baseboard heater circuit.

There are electronic programmable thermostats that control the level of power based on room temperature and thermostat setpoint. Example: room temperature is 68 degrees, you turn it up to 70 degrees. It will run the heater at 66 or 100% power until 69 degrees, then it will cut back to 66 or 33%. It will then shut off completely at 70 degrees. The electronic thermostats eliminate the wide temperature swings and inaccuracies the 'old school' mechanical thermostats. They sell for ~$50USD at big box home centers.
 
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