Off-Peak Electric Storage Heaters

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Posted by: from Smiths Falls
10/27/2011 at 6:42:23 PM

I have a modular home built in the 1970s which is equipped with electric baseboard heaters. Currently, I do not use these (some don't function any more) and rely on space heaters with thermostats. If there is an outage I am immediately without heat. There is no access to natural gas. I have used wood and pellet stoves and do not like either because of storage and dust problems.

Would it be better to install a propane stove for backup heat or are there off-peak electric storage heaters available in Canada? I used these in the U.K. back in the 70s so know the pros & cons. I would like to keep installation and running costs down.

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Date/Time10/30/2011 at 10:15:09 AM

Hi Margaret, it appears that there are 2 main suppliers of these units in North America. You will probably have to go through them to find the distributors and installers closest to you. You will need an electrician to install it and possibly a heating consultant to do the sizing calculations for your needs.

You should post your requirements in the projects section so you can get some qualified people to have a look at your situation.

Good Luck,

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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