This is a how-to video on installing some hydronic baseboard heaters by Cadet and replacing the old conventional baseboard heaters that were no longer working.
❌ Traditional baseboard heaters turn on and off and on constantly to keep up the warmth of the room.
✅ Hydronic baseboard heaters warm up a liquid within the unit that maintains the warmth over a longer period of time - making these far more efficient.
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Outside of that, we have the thermostat install which only takes a few minutes, and some other minor cabin warming projects. I'll have the bathroom wall heater installed here in a few weeks and that paired with the new insulation, new windows, and other baseboard heaters - this place will be cozier than ever!
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This is our new journey in the real estate investing world where we'll take on a full cabin remodel in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The plan is to fully update and make this a short term rental or "vacation rental property".
We will be implementing the BRRRR method where we Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, and then Repeat. This cabin was already purchased $10K under appraised value so we are in the green. Once updated, our hope is to rent this out on short term rental platforms like AirBnb and VRBO, then refinance to pull all of the money out that we put in and do this again on another property - AND best part of all, we get to use this ourselves as a vacation property.
We've never done this before so this will be an adventure. We're starting here in NC but the dream is to have several of these across the country that we can live in or rent out as needed.
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Welcome back to the cabin flip the freezing cold edition today, we're going to be installing some baseboard heaters check this stream out now that's covered in snow.
So beautiful, yeah, it's cold on the mountain today, which is why we're going to be installing some brand new soft heat or hydronic, baseboard heaters by cadet heating and cooling look at this.
I could take pictures and video out here all day.
Those are what you would call polaroids by the way cadet heating and air was extremely generous in providing these baseboard heaters for me in this project.
But more on them later today, I'm going to show you how to install them it's really cold out here.
So I'm going to hurry up and transport up right there.
All right we made it to the main level let's get inside and install some baseboard heaters.
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This house has nine baseboard heaters of various sizes with three more located in the craw spaces to keep the pipes, warm that's, a real expensive way to keep your pipes from freezing.
I may have to go and spray foam this someday, look at this bad boy, it's like a hundred inches long do they still make them like this? Many of the rooms are still under construction and don't, even have all the she-rock hung yet so we're just gonna install two for now anyway, we'll start by removing the old broken ones.
We have so here's, just a few of the tools you'll need.
So this is where your control panel is here where your wires are hooked up and there's one on the other side, too, you can actually wire it on either side, depending on where your wiring is in your wall.
It's just a little flat head.
Okay, mine must be on the other side there they are.
This is obvious, but you need to turn off your power before working with anything electrical get your little voltage tester it's on.
I need to turn it off.
Panels are never labeled right.
So this should be fun upstairs.
Bedroom, heat, one, two, three, this is important too.
This is a 20.
This is going to be a 240 volt because it has a double breaker.
There there's the 120 volts and the 240 volts minus 240.
How do I know that because I'm replacing a 240? Or the one that's in there has been working for 50 years? I can assume that replacing it with the same system will work.
The instructions that come with the spaceboard heater are actually really intuitive.
So just read it it'll, tell you how to determine if yours is 120 volt or 240, volt, it's, really simple.
The instructions are laid out perfectly the moment of truth.
It worked it's funny the room over there.
When I was replacing these outlets with some newer outlets, it was like downstairs lights, and it turned off the outlet upstairs, it's.
So random now there's.
These little screws down here, you can see one two, three four, and it just keeps going all the way down.
So just unscrew those I'm going to go over a couple more things before I fully remove this all the screws are taken out already.
But this is for the people who are replacing a baseboard.
And for people who hate reading directions when you take these screws out, you saw where I took them out up there and down here, that's, where you're gonna put them back in on your new baseboard heater, the other thing you'll want to pay attention to is the size screw.
So these will give you an idea of what was already in there.
The instructions recommend wood screws.
So you could basically just find something just like this.
I will be using a different type of screw temporarily because I'm replacing this carpet.
So I'm going to make tiny holes with tiny screws and then come back later and permanently affix it with some bigger wood screws.
Now, let's discuss some of the electrical here.
So you have your neutral tied into a black.
Then you have your power tied into a black, and it doesn't matter which one you connected to to the heater, two black wires from the heater, you have a black and a white coming from your circuit.
It doesn't matter, which one you tie into which it says it even in the directions, but you can see here, it's completely random so just hook it up just like this.
You also need a wire clamp just like this back here.
And you could just reuse the one that you have on this unit, or you could buy another one for a few pennies, while the paint's drying let's dive into the technology of these hydronic baseboard, heaters, conventional baseboard, heaters, turn off and on constantly as the air heats up and cools down these hydronic heaters by cadet have a liquid in them that heat up and retain the heat for a much longer period of time.
So no more turning on and off and on constantly pretty cool.
Right? These are supposed to be so much more efficient.
And yeah, this does contain a liquid in it, but it doesn't require any plumbing or anything and that liquid is environmentally friendly.
If you care about that kind of thing, if you're installing these you're, probably in the mountains or somewhere beautiful.
So you probably do care about that while we're talking technology here I have this broken bathroom heater on my floor and it's right in front of the toilet.
So it gets in the way.
So of course, cadet has these wall heaters that are flush with your wall, but I'll be converting that in a few weeks as this is the last bathroom I'm, touching in this house, because I still need a place to take a shower and go potty.
Did I just say potty, my kid just turned two so I'm using some potty language.
I apologize the room I'm working in is about 150 square feet.
So I'll be using a 1 500 watt unit if you're unsure about how many watts you need.
You can reach out to directly or there's tons of information online everywhere about what kind of wattage you'll need for the amount of square footage.
You have so here's the unit my wires are over there, but you can hook up either side, depending on where your wires and your wall are first things first just get out of the way there's a knockout punch right there.
And now there's not see it makes a hole here.
And this is where your cable clamp comes in.
You need a half incher I'm, just taking the one that I got from the other baseboard heater while this is turned upside down, I'm going to take off the end cap and I'm going to put it where my flathead pieces are facing out.
So that way I can tighten the cable here's, the nut for it.
The last bit of preparation is to cut a couple of my wires.
The one I'm going to cut is the one that is looping all the way back around to the right side of this unit.
This wire right here is connected to the coils or whatever these are and is the one that wraps all the way around basically I'm leaving this alone.
Everything connects to this guy alone.
Here we go and they're 14 gauge so I'm gonna go ahead and strip them.
They didn't leave me much slack when they built this house on this wire, you can see it's pretty stuck there.
So the point though is, and you should try to do this.
If you can is butt this up against the wall, run your wire through the cable clamp here, then through the sides here, you can tighten the cable clamp with the flathead screwdriver.
Then you can put your end cap back on.
And you still have room to pull this out a little bit to tighten the screw on the back of your end cap.
I can't get to the back of that, screw so I'm going to have to just put the end cap on run this cable through and then tighten it by hand.
If I can, I have my ground here that will go to the green screw up there.
Then I have my white neutral, which isn't a neutral.
In this case on a 240, volt unit, which will connect to one of the black wires.
And then my other black wire coming from the wall will connect to this other wire, and it doesn't matter which one you hook up to which now if this is a 120 volt unit that you're doing it'll, be white to white black to black ground to ground, you'll have a white cable included in your heater.
All right if you've ever done electrical this probably looks scary to you.
You have a white and a black connected together it's.
Just the way it is.
Now, let's tuck all of this back now, it's time to mount this on so let's find our studs old.
Oh old joke, I know, okay, right here you can see they're pretty symmetrical here.
So that's 16 inch on center, which is great and usually an outlet is butted up along the stud as well.
So that's a safe bet.
So I have all these here now, it's time to pre-drill I'm going to be using smaller screws at first because I'm taking this off in a few weeks when we get new carpet in here.
If you couldn't tell the carpet is disgusting and stained, um, but so I'm gonna use smaller screws now and then come back with like the eight diameter by two inch.
This is two and a half, but I'll probably use two inch screws here and that'll, make it a little bit more permanent.
No, you don't need that many.
Okay, guys fact, I'm only going to be using about six also as we talked about before you pre-drill up here.
And you pre-drill down here nowhere in between now it's time to put the face cover on, you can see the little hook there, and it goes in over there and there's one on the other side, straight forward time to flip the breaker and see if it works.
I let her run for a few minutes.
It feels like it's going time to do the other bedroom over there.
This is the easiest thing ever.
So this thermostat has two wires, and I have two separate sets of wires coming into my box, a black here and a black.
There I'm just swapping this out one for one just gonna hook it up there.
And there you tie your neutrals up together tie your grounds up together, let's do it let's? Just do it make sure your power's off? And I didn't even mention the easiest part of it.
All it doesn't matter which wire goes to which it says, they're, non-polarized, polarized, I don't know what that means, but it says it doesn't matter.
That's just too easy.
Do the eye test make sure it's level I'm gonna go hit the breaker.
Try this bad boy out it's in celsius.
Right now so let's go to menu fahrenheit.
Look, at this.
These are great.
My other baseboard heaters made weird popping noises and other little things and believe it or not these right at least for now smell like apple cinnamon like apple cinnamon oatmeal or something it's it's.
So weird and look I'm, not trying to sell you on anything right? They already gave me these baseboard heaters.
I don't get commission.
Nothing like that it's done.
They smell like apple, cinnamon.
It smells so good.
So I have no idea what my energy bill will be like.
But so far, they just look great.
They feel great.
I mean, having a white clean unit like this that matches the walls and the trim it's, a huge upgrade.
Those are just the aesthetic pieces, I'm really looking forward to the functionality of this.
And hopefully some energy efficiency since this episode is about a cabin flip and heating I'll let, you know that I did fix the weather strip under the door.
The front door that was just letting in a bunch of cool air.
I've also I'm also going to be flipping out some of the windows downstairs to add some efficiency and some insulation down there other than that.
I just need to fix the downstairs door, weatherstripping.
And we should be pretty airtight.
But for now it's, a baseboard heater, gas, fireplace, combo type of night also have you ever seen these little foam things for your outlet.
You actually put this behind your outlet and add some insulation.
So while I'm here, let's do it, oh my gosh.
This heater is so cozy and the apple cinnamon smells still there again.
Thank you cadet heating and cooling for providing some of these for me.
I love them already, and I know, my vacationers will as well.
Remember all the proceeds from this video will be donated so like comment and share this video with somebody, you know, living in a cold climate I'll, take care of the bathroom wall heater here in a couple of weeks.
But next week is one of my very favorite projects.
And if you've been on my channel before you already know what it is, you already know how much I love them.
Recessed lights are on cue, I'm placing them in an existing ceiling for the very first time ever with no attic access.
So we'll, see how that goes the asbestos test came back with some iffy results.
So I'll have to think through more of that.
But for now I hope you get some solid sleep next to my new baseboard heaters subscribe to this channel.
If you haven't already hit that like button below and I'll, see you on the next video in this cabin flip series.
Thanks I'm up here on the mountain alone.
So for the back door, I made a little booby trap.
Just in case someone tries to get in.
Yeah, they're not coming up here.
So a 240-volt circuit running on a 20-amp, double-pole breaker, can have any combination of heaters up to 3,840 watts. For example, using just one thermostat, you can install: Two 1,500 watt heaters, or. Three 1,000 watt heaters, or.What would cause a baseboard heater not to work? ›
If your heater doesn't produce heat after a couple of minutes, check the electrical system. Tripped breakers are a common problem with baseboard heaters. Inspect the valves inside the heater. Valves may corrode and stick together without proper lubrication, preventing heat from getting into the room.How are baseboard heaters installed? ›
Easy installation: Since they don't require ductwork, baseboard heaters are easy to install. Mount them to the wall and hardwire them to the home's electrical lines. Hydronic heaters need tubing to run inside the wall, which makes it more complex to install than a standard convection electrical baseboard.How much clearance does a Cadet heater need? ›
What are the Clearance Requirements? As a rule of thumb, you should allow for 3-feet of clearance in front of the heater and 6 inches to either side and above the heater. We always recommend consulting the heaters owner's manual as specific requirements may vary from product to product.How many baseboard heaters can I put on one thermostat? ›
For example, using just one thermostat, you can install: Two 1,500 watt heaters, or. Three 1,000 watt heaters, or. Five 750 watt heaters.What size breaker do I need for a Cadet heater? ›
A 20 amp breaker using 12/2 wire with ground will be needed to install the Com-Pak 2,000 watt 240 volt heater.Do Cadet heaters need a dedicated circuit? ›
If you're installing a new heater, you'll need to install a dedicated circuit in your panel and run wire from the circuit to the place where you're installing your heater.Does each baseboard heater need its own breaker? ›
Baseboard heaters need dedicated circuits, so you'll need to add a circuit to your breaker box (but make sure it stays shut off for now). Then, run wire to the heater and the thermostat (if you have a wall-mounted thermostat).Should you leave baseboard heaters on all the time? ›
Many baseboard heating systems are a form of electric heat that operates without ductwork and can be expensive to run. Baseboard heating is often more efficient than radiators, and they are even more efficient when they are run constantly, instead of being turned on and off.Why does my thermostat click but no heat baseboard heater? ›
A clogged filter is probably the most common reason for this problem, so it's a good place to start investigating. Take a look at your filter and, if it's really dirty and clogged, it means there's restricted airflow to your furnace. This may be keeping it from being able to create heat.
For baseboard heaters, you'll need a line voltage smart thermostat. Baseboard heaters are electric. So, they need a 120 volt or 240 volt thermostat. This is known as a high or line voltage thermostat.What is the proper wire for baseboard heater? ›
A 240-volt baseboard heater requires its own dedicated 20-amp or 30-amp 240-volt electrical circuit. A 20-amp circuit can safely provide 3,800 watts of power, while a 30-amp circuit is suitable for up to 5,700 watts. The standard circuit cable for 20-amp circuits is 12-gauge; 30-amp circuits need a 10-gauge cable.How do you set a cadet thermostat? ›
Setting the Temperature
To adjust the set temperature: 1. Press + or - to select the desired temperature. 2. The display will blink for 6 seconds before returning to the main screen.
Warning. Only DIYers confident in their electrical skills should tackle this project. If you're at all unsure about your ability to add a circuit or a breaker, hire a professional to install the baseboard heater(s) for you.How much is labor to install baseboard heater? ›
A baseboard heater itself can cost between $25 and $250, not including labor. Because this is not DIY-able, you'll need to budget $75 to $250 per hour for installation. to purchase and install a baseboard heater, you should budget $300 to $500 each.Are baseboard heaters 110 or 220? ›
Electric baseboard heaters require either 120- or 240-volt circuits, depending on the type of heater that you purchase.Is it safe to leave Cadet heater on? ›
Due to fire and safety concerns, portable heaters should not be left unattended. After use, they should be turned off and unplugged from the wall.Are Cadet baseboard heaters safe? ›
Cadet wall and baseboard heaters are a safe and affordable way to warm your home. Follow our simple guidelines and regular heater maintenance tips to enjoy years of comfort for your family. It's critical to keep safe clearances around your heater and not block the flow of air.Do Cadet heaters use a lot of electricity? ›
The Energy Plus uses up to 30% less energy than regular wall heaters. With intelligent controls and auto adjusting fan speed, the heater can maintain room temperature within one degree.How many amps does a cadet heater use? ›
|Accessories Included||No||ACLI Safety Plug|
|Amperage (amps)||6.67 A||Anti-freeze setting|
|Area Heated (Sq. Ft.)||200||Automatic shutoff|
|Fuel Type||Electric||Heat rating (BTU/hour)|
|General Baseboard Clearance Recommendations|
|Maximum height of the baseboard heater from the floor||No maximum unless specified by the manufacturer|
|Minimum clearance in front of the heater||12 inches|
|Minimum clearance on the sides of the heater||6 inches|
Better yet, install your thermostat at least 1 stud away from the heater. Moving a thermostat out of the same wall cavity as a heater will help performance.How many amps is a Cadet baseboard heater? ›
|Part Number||6F1500W, 09956|
|Color / Finish||White|
|Made in USA||YES|
|Maximum Amperage||6.3 Amp|
In this case, it would cost you $0.12 per hour to use the two heaters or approximately $2.88 to run them constantly for 24 hours. It is important to note that this is an extremely simplified way to estimate your cost of running the heaters.Can I put a baseboard heater on a 15 amp breaker? ›
It depends on the voltage. A 240 v 1500 watt heater will draw 6.25 amps, so a two-pole 15a breaker will do the trick! However if your heater runs on 120v, the heater will draw 12.5 amps. Heaters are considered a continuous load, so you should be running a dedicated 20amp circuit.Is 1500 watts too much for an outlet? ›
As a rule of thumb, it's safest to stick to a maximum load of 1,500 watts per outlet or circuit. The number of things you can plug into one outlet depends on the wattage of each device or appliance you want to plug in.Will a 1500 watt heater trip a breaker? ›
A 1500 watt space heater (on high setting) will draw 12.5 Amps. When a few lights or a television are on the same circuit, the 15 Amp limit is quickly reached and the breaker will trip.Do baseboard heaters need GFCI? ›
However, many people wonder if electric heaters require ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection. Yes, electric heaters require GFCI protection to prevent electrical shocks, as per the National Electric Code's requirements.What happens if you wire a baseboard heater wrong? ›
Your baseboard heater's thermostat may be wired wrong if it won't turn on, trips the breaker in the electrical panel box, the heater doesn't turn itself off, or if fuses blow once the thermostat is in use.What size breaker do I need for a 1000 watt baseboard heater? ›
Q:What amp breaker do I need to use with this(1000w, 120V)? A: Thank you for your question. You need a 20 amp circuit breaker for his heater.
It's when you turn down the heat and close the doors of unused rooms. But don't turn the heat off completely! Your baseboard heater will have to work harder and use more energy to get back to a comfortable temperature once you turn it back on.Is it cheaper to run a space heater or baseboard heat? ›
Space heaters use less energy than central heating systems because they only have to heat a single space instead of the whole house. This is especially true of newer models, which are designed to be more energy efficient than older ones.How do you keep your house warm with baseboard heat? ›
- Decrease Drafts. If your home is rather drafty, your baseboard heaters may be overcompensating to counteract the cold air that is regularly let in. ...
- Adjust Your Thermostat. ...
- Clean Baseboard Heaters Regularly. ...
- Choose the Right Cover.
Hydronic baseboard heaters radiate heat heated water and are the most efficient form of heating and costs significantly less than electric. Electric heaters, generate and maintain their temperature through electricity.Why is my heater kicking on but no heat? ›
When you turn the furnace on but no heat comes out, there may be an obstruction. Dirty air filters restrict airflow, which can make it feel like not much heated air is coming out of your vents. Check the furnace filter and replace it if its surface is covered with contaminants.Why is my baseboard heater knocking? ›
As hot water enters heating pipes, the pipes expand and can rub against the floor, creating a knocking noise. You can help muffle the sound by placing wax paper or insulators between the pipes and flooring. Baseboard heaters have a series of metal fins that expand as they heat cool air.Why is my baseboard heater making a constant clicking noise? ›
Baseboard heaters sometimes make clicking sounds. These are caused by the unit's metal reacting to temperature variations: it expands when the heat turns on and contracts when the temperature cools.Why is my baseboard heater with built in thermostat not working? ›
If your baseboard heater isn't working, you should check the circuit breaker, the thermostat and the heater itself. Call your local technician if there are any issues with the electrical components of your unit. In some cases, you may want to consider replacing your baseboard heater.Can you replace old baseboard heaters? ›
Replacing your heater with a more efficient heating system can be done at any time, but if you're cost-conscious, we recommend that you do it as soon as you notice a loss of efficiency. If your heater seems like it's taking longer to heat up spaces than it used to, it might be time to hit the market for a replacement.Do baseboard heaters have built in thermostats? ›
These baseboard heaters are controlled by a thermostat that is on the heater or mounted to the wall. As the air is heated, it will rise in the room and cooler air will be drawn into the bottom of the heater. There will also be some heat radiating from the pipes, fins, and housing.
Locate the red wire(s) on the ther- mostat. These are the L1 and L2 and attach to the power supply. The black wire(s) are the load side and attach to the heater. Attach one red wire from the ther- mostat to the white wire from the power supply with a wire nut.Can you wire a baseboard heater from either end? ›
Wire connections can be made on either side of the baseboard heater.How many electric baseboard heaters can be on one circuit? ›
So a 240-volt circuit running on a 20-amp, double-pole breaker, can have any combination of heaters up to 3,840 watts. For example, using just one thermostat, you can install: Two 1,500 watt heaters, or. Three 1,000 watt heaters, or.What mode should my thermostat be on? ›
The AUTO setting on your thermostat is recommended most of the time. This setting triggers your system to turn on and off automatically to keep your home at a set temperature. Using the AUTO setting is the most energy-efficient way to run your HVAC system.What is a cadet thermostat? ›
Cadet Heater thermostats offer programmable, non-programmable, and built-in thermostats that give you complete temperature control.Why is my thermostat not setting? ›
Your Vents Are Blocked
Your thermostat will not be able to reach your desired temperature if you have something blocking the vents. Check the vents around your home and make sure you do not have any items such as furniture in the way of your vent's airflow. While you're at it, make sure all of your vents are open.
If you're installing a new heater, you'll need to install a dedicated circuit in your panel and run wire from the circuit to the place where you're installing your heater.How much does it cost to install a cadet wall heater? ›
Installation rates for electric wall heaters vary depending on the type of heater selected and how much prep work is needed. Labor costs range from $85-$200. If your project requires extensive electrical work the cost may increase by $400 or more. The heater itself can cost between $100-$500.How many amps does a Cadet heater use? ›
|Accessories Included||No||ACLI Safety Plug|
|Amperage (amps)||6.67 A||Anti-freeze setting|
|Area Heated (Sq. Ft.)||200||Automatic shutoff|
|Fuel Type||Electric||Heat rating (BTU/hour)|
Due to fire and safety concerns, portable heaters should not be left unattended. After use, they should be turned off and unplugged from the wall.
If you rely mostly on electric baseboard heaters to heat your home, they probably make up a big part of your annual electricity bill – sometimes as much as 44%. However, there are plenty of ways to maximize the efficiency of your baseboard heaters to cut down your winter heating costs.How long do Cadet wall heaters last? ›
Wall heaters are more compact and use less wall space, which gives your more flexibility with furniture arrangement. Wall heaters usually last somewhere between 8 and 12 years. Baseboards usually last more than 20 years.How much electricity does a Cadet wall heater use? ›
With wattage options from 1000 watts up to 1600 watts, this wall fan heater will heat a room between 125 square feet to 200 square feet. A typical bedroom will be between 100 square feet and 300 square feet. Therefore, this is the perfect sized heater for a bedroom, guest room, home office, or bathroom.How loud are Cadet wall heaters? ›
Many people talk about how loud this style of heater can be. I personally find it to be no louder than a standard window air conditioner. It is nearly as quiet as my ceiling fan. I believe that many people complain about no I do not have it mounted with adequate rigidity.How much does it cost to run a 1500 watt heater for 30 days? ›
That cost can increase quickly if you're operating the space heater for several hours a day. For example, running a 1,500-watt heater for 8 hours a day can cost an average of $1.92 each day. That means it will cost many users just under $60 to operate the space heater for 8 hours every day for an entire month.What size room will a 1000 watt heater heat? ›
Envi wall panel heaters are not only an efficient heating option. They're also better when it comes to safety and health. They do not circulate allergens and do not dry out the air in the same manner as baseboard heating systems.