Heating System Upgrade Advice

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Thiggins

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We currently have a 2-story dwelling with heated fully enclosed crawlspace. Main heat source: electric hot water radiation using Kitec plumbing. Due to the original zone set up and thermostat placements, the system is highly inefficient and expensive to operate. (Basically, I have really warm rooms and alternately, rooms with no heat) Four years ago we installed two heat pumps. One in the main living space on the first level, and one in the main living space on the second level. This cut our heat bills in half and improved heat distribution somewhat. Last year we did a complete remodel of the main bath on the second level and installed electric in-floor heating. We are now ready to completely pull the Electric Furnace and replace with either wall mounted convection heaters or electric baseboards. Questions: 1. Which are more efficient? 2. Where in the best room placement location for each type? 3. Is it "code" to place electric baseboard heaters under windows?
 

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Electric heat is 100% efficient 3.3 btu's per watt. Both are the same. Don't know about Canada's codes but look at this article.
 

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You may find that electric baseboards are more comfortable than a wall mount heater pushing warm air around. Baseboards are dead quiet and sit low at floor level. Wall convection heaters you end up with more maintenance such as air filters and regular vacuuming of accumulated dust. Baseboards come in many different lengths (KW) so they can be easily sized for the room.
 

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Electric heat is 100% efficient 3.3 btu's per watt. Both are the same. Don't know about Canada's codes but look at this article.
We had to have the radiators bled just before Christmas and our plumber pretty much reduced the pressure in the kitek as low as it could go. We've already removed one zone from upstairs. Time for the remainder.
 

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Electric heat is 100% efficient 3.3 btu's per watt. Both are the same. Don't know about Canada's codes but look at this article.
We're in Real Estate and quite familiar with Kitek issues. In our area most real estate deals will stipulate a full refit before closing. We're lucky in the sense that they only used it for the heating system in our house. The main water lines are all copper.
 
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