trying to heat 1400 ft of house with electric baseboard heat...how much to run it ?

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Is that "1400 SQUARE feet"? And how high are the ceilings? How well insulated is the house? Does it have double glazing? What is the price per unit for electricity where you live? (In Britain we have a choice of suppliers, so the price per unit can vary quite a lot.) How warm will you hope to be (in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit)? What is the climate like where you are? - across a big country such as the USA it can vary greatly from place to place.

  • 1 month ago

    Are the ceilings 8 feet or 40 feet?

  • WOOWHO
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Trying to heat a 1400 ft house .... NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION

    what environment CLIMATE WEATHER conditions

    ones electric company RATE per kilowatt

    the amount of WALL and attic insulation and Window efficiency

    the internal environment the OCCUPANTS desired room temperature

    i have a 2400 sq foot house 4 bed 3 bath DR kitchen LR in the southern USA 3 occupant thermostat at 74 ALL ELECTRIC ( HEAT PUMP /AC ) ( back up gas fireplace & grill )

    the Bill is $100 in March & april

    as high as $ 280 in December

    $ 180 in July

    adding all 12 month dividing by 12 is $145 a month

  • car253
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Buy a mini-split system. What state do you live in ?

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  • 1 month ago

    climate, insulation and other factors matter a lot. get an expert to analyze and estimate

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A Rancher (no stairs) cost more to heat than a multilevel unit and you live on the top floor. Basement is for the batmobile and it don't need heat. But when you drive into the garage at the bottom the car gives off heat off the engine as it cools off so that radiates into the house as it travels upwards. So is the house in a windy area? Like no protection from high hedges or trees in the north or a mountain to stop the North winds from blowing against your house, Living on the coast of a Lake is much colder than the coast of an Ocean. Lakes freeze over. Oceans do not. Are you in the middle of "Sticksville" or on the outer fringes. The outer houses take the blast of cold winds head on and that wind is deflected to just being cold still air,not a "fricking cold" blast of ice air.

    . Much is going to depend on what kind of weather we have this year. If you are a GW denier, then it should be warmer than last winter. You should be able to find records of what you paid last year...and plan for it AGAIN THIS YEAR. If you are real lucky it won't be higher than last year. But as the cost of electricity always goes up, it will cost more. Trump said the economy was booming. For the Corporations that is.

    . Plan on wearing woolies this year. so the house can be kept at a cooler temperature . Lower the thermostat means less heat travels through the walls out to heat the neighborhood.

  • y
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are general rules for running baseboard, electric or other. Use the same standards for it.

  • 1 month ago

    n Indiana weather is windy n cold to 25 below r factor 11 inside temp at 70 2 people in house 1 floor ranch

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      R-factor of 11 is ridiculously low for a place enduring 25 below.

  • 1 month ago

    What measurement is 1400 ft? Did you mean 1400 SQ/FT? In any case, that is the LEAST important number.

    What is the temperature difference you wish to maintain between inside and outside?

    What is the R factor of the exterior? IN other words, how fast does heat escape?

    How efficient are the baseboard heaters?

    What is the local cost of electricity?

    I won't swear that is a complete list, but without ALL those numbers, any cost estimate is a WILD GUESS.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What kind of answer do you expect here? A lot of difference between 50 degrees and 10 below zero in how much they run and a lot of difference in how warm you keep the room. So cost could be from $0.00 to $600/800 dollars per month.

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