Electric baseboard heaters uses convection to circulate air. By superior design and proper placement under a window area, the electric baseboard case causes air to flow naturally. The cold air falls from the window area as the warm air rises from the heater, causing the air to tumble gently throughout the room. The electric baseboard heater is the number one choice for low cost installation, and the quiet operation makes it the preferred heater for bedrooms. The best location to install a electric baseboard heater is when placed under a window and at least 1" from furniture or other objects. Keep at least 12" minimum from objects hanging above. The electric baseboard heater may be placed directly on the floor and mounted to the wall, but not below electrical outlets.
- Color: White
- Amps 208V: 4.81
- Watts 208V: 1000
- Size : 48" baseboard
- White baseboard case blends in with most decors
- Durable steel-sheathed element offers a long life
- Natural convection heating helps to create heat quickly
- Designed for quiet operation, making it a great choice for bedrooms
Frequently Asked Questions
Should there be a white wire on my baseboard?
The white wire is only used on Cadet 120 volt baseboard heaters. A 240 volt baseboard heater has black wires on both sides.
Which set of wires should I disconnect?
Cadet baseboard heaters can be wired on either side, so only 1 factory loop of wires needs to be disconnected.
Can I run my supply wires through the metal channel (raceway) on baseboard?
No, the baseboard heater is not UL Listed as a wire raceway. Wires should be run inside the wall.
Can I move the ground wire?
Yes, Cadet baseboard heaters are provided with a ground wire that can be wired on either side. Check both sides of heater and relocate ground wire if needed.
Should I use screws or nails to mount the baseboard heater?
Screws should be used to secure your baseboard heater to the studs in your wall by using the pre-punched “stars” at 1 inch intervals on the back of the heater. See your Owner’s Guide for detailed information on installing your baseboard heater.
Can I mount the baseboard heater near the ceiling?
No, the baseboard should be mounted at the floor level to heat your room effectively. If installed on carpet, the bottom of the baseboard should be mounted evenly with the carpet height.
Can I mount the baseboard heater vertically, sideways or diagonally?
Baseboard heaters must be mounted horizontally, and near or at floor level only.
Can the installation of a baseboard heater be recessed?
No, recessing the heater could cause excessive heat to be concentrated in the wall area causing a potential fire hazard.