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Do electric baseboard heaters make noise?

Yes, always
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In most cases
7%
In some cases
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Question: Do electric baseboard heaters make noise?
Top Answer (66% of 57 votes): In some cases.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It is a functioning component so may make a noise but should not be excessive.
Pinkerton Inspection Agency LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: The fan can make noises
Mountain View Inspection Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Electric baseboard heaters can make some noise as they expand and contract due to heating and cooling.
Shedhorn Inspection Services, LLC
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Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If there is a fan. Otherwise, thermal expansion will make a little noise.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Electric baseboard will make noise when starting up. Mostly from expansion and contraction of the heating elements. Sometimes there will be a humming noise from the heater this can indicate several issues. Either the wall the heater is installed on is slightly warped or the voltage is wrong.
Moran Property Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sometimes baseboard heaters can give off a slight humming or popping noise. It's usually nothing to be alarmed about, but a buzzing baseboard heater can be annoying to some people. ... The noise is essentially caused by the heating element being installed on a wall that is warped or slightly uneven
D B Electric
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If they do I would have them checked by a qualified contractor. Generally no noise, very exspensive to use.
North State Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases a small amount of expansion noise can be heard, but is often unnoticeable.
Kairos Home Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: They could.
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: in some case, a noise can be heard when heating up or cooling
Huskey Home Inspection, LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sometimes you may hear them heating up.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Sometimes the heaters will make noise as the metal expands and contracts. The noise will be minumal and likely ignored over time.
Look First Homes, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Homes prior to 1975 asbestos is commonly found in insulation wrap of plumbing pipe insulation
Ray REI
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: When baseboard heaters "warm up" the metal expands and that can result in some noise. If they are powered by steam you will also likely get some noise as the steam passes through the radiator.
Rightway Residential Home Inspections
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Baseboard heaters are made of metal. Because of the this, they tends to expand and contract and make noise.
J. Michael Simon, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: They ping, pang, pop, squeak, squeal, hum, whine, bang, zing, and ring even, when energized, as the warming parts change size.
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: As the elements heat up some cracking and popping could possibly be heard.
Spire Home Inspection
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Electric baseboard heaters can make unusual noises from thermal expansion, circulation fans, and humming from rheostat controllers.
Corley Home Inspections, LLC
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