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Electric hot water heat

check if your panel(s) can handle the load, sounds like it might be significant with 3 units.

3 @ 60 amps each = 180 amps! ouch!


  • Frank_43
    Frank_43 Member Posts: 1
    Electric hot water heat

    Looking for info or a website that can educate me on
    electric hot water heat -- Want to use 9" cast iron baseboard - loop system - but with a small electric heating unit - No chimney space - I'm heating 2 garages - and a 1 floor apartment - 3 seperate systems
  • Brad White_38
    Brad White_38 Member Posts: 40
    Argo Boilers

    Argo among others make electric boilers listed for the application. Hydronically speaking they are applied the same as most boilers (air separator, expansion tank, full circulation through the heat exchanger).
  • lion boilers

    i'm a bit partial to these. they have a very small footprint and now come with a new control board with outdoor reset and priority DHW.

  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546

    At 1.23 a therm for gas, and .08 a KWH for electric in my area, it is still considerably cheaper to heat with gas in my area. Just a homeowner here but that is something to consider,sounds like a bit to heat. Can you side vent a fuel burning appliance?

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