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Question DetailsAsked on 12/30/2013

Adding heat to 2 upstairs bedrooms, hardwired electric baseboard to satisfy FHA requirements. App cost??

2 upstairs bedrooms do not have heat ducts. We were told best way to meet the requirement would be to have electric baseboard units installed in these rooms. Wondering about the cost of this.

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As a ball park I would figure around $500-$600 for a 4 footer to $700-$800 for a 10 footer plus about $100 to $150 for fishing the wire to the panel. The distance to the box would be the range in price. For two units you may get a better price on the labor.


Answered 6 years ago by ContractorDon



especially if your trying to sell your house.......

you should look into MR SLIM MITSUBISHI ductless heat pumps!

they are going to be more expensive to install but extremely cheaper to run then baseboard. and they will give you air conditioning in the summertime.

dont know what area you are in but up here at deep creek lake, we are installing these likek crazy in the rental homes because renters want to be cumfortable at all times regardless of the temperatures outside! these mitsubishi units run down into single digits and even into the negatives.....we have one in our shop that ran ok with the -40 degrees wind we had last week.....

so anyways......

baseboards will work if u just want some heat...a 250' roll of 12-2 wire costs about $80.... so as long as one roll will reach that will save you.....

if you shop around you can find baseboard heaters a good deals.....the hardest part is going to be getting the electrical lines run.

sounds like you need baseboard heaters that have the thermostat mounted on the baseboard itself. otherwise you will probbly have issues trying to run a wire from the baseboard heater to the thermostat....


Answered 6 years ago by ps700

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