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Are electric baseboard heaters considered energy efficient?

Yes, always
10%
In most cases
5%
In some cases
47%
No, never
21%
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15%
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Question: Are electric baseboard heaters considered energy efficient?
Top Answer (47% of 19 votes): In some cases.

Answer: No, never
Explanation: Typical baseboard heaters are not energy efficient.
Reality Property Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Any AC electrical device takes wattage to operate an example is a standard 60 watt screw in light bulb. Knowing that the wattage is 60 watts and the voltage is 120 volts tells that than the amperage draw would be 0.5 amps (wattage/voltage=amperage) The same principles apply to base board heaters they also take wattage to operate usually a standard 8' baseboard heater draw 1500 watts of electrical power to operate. 1500/120=12.5 rounded up it is a 13 amp load at 120 volt. This same heater can run more efficient at 240 volt. Because the higher the voltage the less the amp draw for the same wattage being operated. 1500/240=6.25or rounded up to a 7 amp draw at 240 volts. As you can clearly see by raising voltage than lowers the amperage for the same wattage being operated which in turn makes efficient use of electrical energy.
D B Electric
Answer: No, never
Explanation: Baseboard placement isn't efficient. Another reason is that electric baseboard heating units are typically placed on exterior walls and under windows. Heating an exterior wall automatically demands more energy because the heater is always up against the cold outdoors and heat is lost, regardless of the insulation
My Electrician
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Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In a small room yes.
AATIC, Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: can heat the room much faster,easier to maintain controlled temperatures in each room depending on use
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