Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > The Academy > Tilted Knowledge and How-To

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2003, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Location: Wisconsin

Does anyone have any experience with electric heat? Not hydronic, but electric coil, where there are coils placed in the floor...?
d_p_w_k is offline  
Old 04-21-2003, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)

Last edited by boatguy234; 11-09-2009 at 09:00 AM..
boatguy234 is offline  
Old 04-21-2003, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Yep, It is expensive to install and run.
Mango is offline  
Old 04-21-2003, 04:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
it's jam
splck's Avatar
Location: Lowerainland BC
I've heard of it, cost's lots to run.
nice line eh?
splck is offline  
Old 04-22-2003, 07:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
Location: Wisconsin
The reason I ask is that I am looking at buying a house that was constructed with this type of heat. I have reviewed the utility bills for the last 24 months and they are just under 200/month. I live in Wisconsin , so the heat was probably used from mid October to mid-April (I know, I know...why do I live here...lol).

Anyway, I have heard that (after the sticker shock) it heats evenly and effectively. That it is an efficient way to heat a home (but not necessarily cost effective). Was hoping that someone could give me some anecdotal evidence confirming or denying this.

d_p_w_k is offline  
Old 04-22-2003, 05:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
nofnway's Avatar
Location: under the freeway bridge
Here in California this type of system is very common, It is usually used in conjunction with a Heatpump for economy but is often found as a stand alone unit. Some places here we have whole tracts of houses that are all electric...Usually built in the early to mid 70's (Think Oil Shortage....nat gas vs. electric)

As far as heating goes it does an adequate job as long as it is properly sized. I would guess that it is if it were the original system
in the house..... If you would rather have gas or propane you could always switch out the air handler if either is available. Definitely a job for someone in the field though.

The biggest drawback is the cost of the electricity (possibility of a skewed world view due to CA power idiocy) 40 amps @ 220v for 8.8kw means more than a buck an hour at 12 cents per kwh here

Pray for sun.....good luck
nofnway is offline  
Old 04-23-2003, 08:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
Cracking the Whip
Lebell's Avatar
Location: Sexymama's arms...
I think if you've looked at the utility bill history and don't have a problem with it, you're probably good to go.
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C. S. Lewis

The ONLY sponsors we have are YOU!

Please Donate!
Lebell is offline  
Old 04-23-2003, 09:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Location: Wisconsin
Thanks all....

Wish me luck...home inspection is tomorrow
d_p_w_k is offline  


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:05 AM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47