How to Install and Wire a Baseboard Heater


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire a Baseboard Heater: Wiring Connections for a Baseboard Heater Thermostat, Thermostat Mounted on the Wall Heater Unit, Remote Thermostats or Wall Mounted Thermostats.


Wiring a Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Electrical Question: How do I wire a baseboard heater and thermostat?

I have a HHBT-2 thermostat that is for a 220 volt  baseboard heater.
I need to know what black and white wires connect to the source and the black and red wires that connect to the heater.
Thank you.
Guy.

This electrical wiring question came from: Guy, in Champaign, Illinois.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question and the great photo of your 220 volt baseboard heater thermostat Guy.

How to Wire a Baseboard Heater

Application: Wiring a baseboard heater and thermostat.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the heater circuit turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the thermostat wiring.
Troubleshooting and Testing: Most thermostats may be tested using a Volt/Ohm Meter with the circuit power OFF.
Notice: When replacing a thermostat be sure to get the same exact type.

Wiring Connections for a Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Example: Electrical Wiring a Baseboard Heater Thermostat

Thermostat Mounted on the Wall Heater Unit

Remote Thermostats or Wall Mounted Thermostats

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