Checking Baseboard Heating Units
How to Check a Baseboard Electric Heater if the unit is not working properly
Electrical Circuits and Baseboard Heaters
[ad#block]I’m having a problem with my baseboard heaters.
- One only seems to be putting out half heat or less?
- The other two in the basement are not working at all.
- The electrical power is getting to the unit but not heating?
This electrical question came from: A Homeowner from , Alabama.
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How to Check a Baseboard Heater
Electric Baseboard Heaters
- The electrical circuits should be checked to make sure the circuit is providing full power.
- T0 reset the electrical circuit power locate the circuit breaker in the electrical panel, turn it all the way OFF, and then back ON.
- Adjust the thermostat control to turn the heater ON, then make sure the heater comes up to the desired temperature and then turns OFF automatically.
- If the heater still does not appear to be working then a qualified electrician should be called to perform circuit voltage tests.
- Electrical heaters typically require dedicated 120 or 240 volt circuits and require the special skills of an experienced electrician.
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