How to Wire Electric Heaters?

How to Wire Electric Heaters

As you know, electric heater is one of the most popular and used appliances for homes. With the use of electric heater, you will be able to warm up the cold room and maintain a good temperature at your If you are having a room at your home that is not warm in cold weather, you may need to add electric heater to the room. You can mount the electric heater in your wall, floor or along the baseboard.

Electric heater is considered as expensive than gas but the material and installation is less expensive. You should keep in mind that it is only for auxiliary heat and not the main source. If you want to know how to wire electric heaters at your home, you just need to follow the process given below for it:

Process to wire electric heater:

Process to wire electric heater

If you want to wire the electric heater at your home, you will need to run the separate circuit to main panel. It is safer than the use of a plug-in portable heater that can overload the existing circuit. If you want to hook the circuit into main electric panel, it is recommended to hire a professional electrician for it. After that, you will need to know how to size electric heater, run safe new 240-volt circuit and install programmable thermostat.

In most of the homes, you will find sufficient capacity for a new circuit in service panel for electric heater. You should know that electric heaters are sized by wattage capacity. You will need to determine the right one for your place. you can discuss it with a professional electrician to know more about it.

First of all, you will need to find out the location for heater and thermostat on your wall.

You will need to cut the hole for heater in the wall.

Then you will run the wire for electric heater with thermostat.

After that, you will need to know how to wire electric heaters at home.

Electric Heaters

First, remove one knockout from the top part of heater and install 1/2-inch cable clamp. After that, strip 12 in. of sheathing from table. After that, push it through clamp in the electric heater can until 1/4 in. – 1 in. of sheathing extends into the box. Then you will push the can and cable interested space and attach can to the frame with the use of four screws.

After that, you will need to insulate the end of every wire and connect the heater with can in the wall. You will need to install the heater properly with mounting screws. After that, you can run the cables to wall heater thermostat as well as main panel. In the final step, you will connect two cable wires to the wall heater thermostat line from the main panel.

If you are having any kind of problem in the complete process to avoid the electric heater at your home, you should contact a professional electrician to get help for the proper installation process.

Joaquin Zihuatanejo

Joaquín Zihuatanejo is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Sometimes brutal, but always honest his work depicts the essence of barrio life, writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems.