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Installing A Wall Heater Yourself
Sometimes the current heating arrangement you have in your home doesn?t quite cut it and you require
some additional heating to keep comfortable when the season turns colder. Maybe you?ve added an
additional room to your home or you?re hoping to use your garage space as an additional living space. In
such instances, a Convectair wall heater can be the solution to your heating needs. Wall heaters are often
installed in hallways, entryways and bathrooms and can be a cost effective way to heat a single room.
come in a variety of options. Some wall heaters are electric and use the help of a motorized fan, while others
rely on electric coils and a reflective back panel to encourage heat. Convectair wall heaters use blowers to
encourage warm air outwards and help it circulate throughout the room and are considered convection
heaters. Convection heaters are great in garages and basements as well as dens and are fast at providing
heat throughout the room.
Radiant wall heaters are quiet and use heat that is transferred from a hot surface, which is then reflected
outwards and into the intended room. These heaters don?t require an air blower of any kind in order to
function. A Micathermic wall heater uses both radiant heating and convection to provide heat to the room in
which it?s installed while providing a well-spread warmth with ease.
Before you install a Convectair wall heater, you?ll need a measuring tape, a drywall saw, the wall heater
itself, a power drill, wire connectors, a stud finder, and a cable ripper. Installing the heater yourself will help
save a lot of money and shouldn?t require a lot of expertise or time. Some more complicated installations
might require the assistance of an electrician to help in connecting the wall heater?s circuit into your
home?s current electrical panel. However, most heaters come with a helpful installation kit and easy to
follow instructions that anyone should be able to follow with relative ease. Wall heaters are generally pretty
light and are easy to handle and lift. Make sure to determine that the heater you purchase will heat the size
of room where you plan to install it.
Pick the place where you want your heater to be installed and where you can easily pull a supply wire
through the wall you?ve chosen. Be careful not to install the heater where it will be blocked such as behind a
cabinet or large door. You?ll want to be sure to locate a stud and mark it accordingly before you proceed.
Make sure to turn off all the power circuits so that you don?t hurt yourself while you work. Using the drywall
saw, cut out a clean outline of the heater you?re planning on installing and have an electrician put the new
circuit in place. After the cable is in place, use the cable ripper to strip any wiring leads and pull the heater
forward. You can then screw your heater in place to the mounting box and make sure everything is properly
aligned. At that point you can turn the power on again and test your wall heater out.
Make sure you carefully follow the instructions that come with your wall heater and understand any wattage
and volts usage before you even buy the heater or try to install it. Avoid wires that are hot and make sure
you don?t install the heater upside down.
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