Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons

By now, most of us have heard the horror stories of high electricity bills and insufficient heating capabilities of electric baseboard heaters.  However, on the contrary, they offer an economical alternative to smelly oil and kerosene, potentially dangerous heating, in a properly prepared environment.  In fact, we’ve utilized electric baseboard heaters in our home for twelve years … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons



Fixing Noisy Electric Baseboard Heaters

We’ve dealt with the problem of noisy electric baseboard heaters for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Electric baseboard heating systems, whether portable or permanently installed, are terrific for supplementing the primary heating system (the furnace) in the home. However, unless you’ve spent the extra money for a quiet hydronic heater, electric baseboard heaters … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Electric Baseboard Heaters



Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons

Many houses built during the 1960s and 1970s, in areas not served by natural gas suppliers, incorporated electric cable ceiling heat as the primary means of keeping the interiors warm during the cold months of the year.  The house builders, before installing the plaster or drywall to form the ceilings, would install electric resistance heating … Continue reading Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons



Installing Electric Baseboard Heaters, Hints, Tips, Advice

Installing electric baseboard heating can be a rewarding experience because it’s not too technically involved (therefore, not too frustrating), and after it’s finished, you get a much warmer room for your efforts.  Theory of operation is easy to understand, and even the complexities of digital thermostats has been hidden from the end user for the … Continue reading Installing Electric Baseboard Heaters, Hints, Tips, Advice