"Eclipse" 2,000-W Baseboard Heater - 50" is rated
Rated 1 out of
Too much heat rising cracked my low window pane
Insurance forced me to update good working older Chromolox heaters with top cover hat that directed heat forward instead of straight up walls. Chose to install all 4 units including this 2000 Watt under the window with spacers that came with the packaging. Only 6 C outside and my inside window pane cracked from the heat. Never happened wirh the old style top covers that worked great and were longer and spread the heat out evenly.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of
A watt is a watt is a watt ...
Inefficient electrical devices are such because they waste electricity as heat. So . . . there's no such thing as a "more efficient" electric a heater. If a heater consumes a watt of electricity, it generates a watt of heat.
Where the heat goes is the issue. Does the heat go into the room or into the floor and wall ?. Does the heater heat itself and cycle off and on due to it's built in thermal cut-out protection ?
I have just installed one of these on alongside the older 30-year-old type with the side discharge. The heat coming from the new unit is (subjectively) far superior, and from a 750w vs. the older 1000w. This new unit comes with spacers to lift it off the floor and away from the wall and my guess is it does have much improved airflow and I'm not heating the wall and floor.
Reviewers of these Chromalox/Dimplex heaters (on this and other big box websites) complain that they generate too much heat. Duh. If you don't want a heater too generate heat, omit the wiring !.
The picture provided by one reviewer shows the old, old style "pearson slider" windows which were/are horribly inefficient (even though they appear to be double glazined); I used to have ice forming on the inside of mine !. If a window is sub-zero on one surface and 20 degrees on the other, it's gonna crack.
So before criticizing the heater, maybe upgrade the drafty circa 1950s windows. Save the $$$ on heating costs year after year (and stop worsening global warming).
Date published: 2019-01-20