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I would like low cost electric heating options for my 1000-square-foot cabin

I have a 1000 sq foot cabin in NW Wisconsin with a basement and a off-peak electric water heater.

Asked by don bell
Posted Sat, 10/19/2013 - 10:07
Edited Sat, 10/19/2013 - 14:05

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Cheapest electric heating is a ductless heat pump

Answered by David Meiland
Posted Sat, 10/19/2013 - 13:45

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Don,
Are you looking for equipment that is cheap to install? Or equipment that is cheap to operate?

The cheapest electric heating equipment to install is electric resistance baseboard.

The cheapest electric heating equipment to operate is a ductless minisplit unit.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Sun, 10/20/2013 - 06:05

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To take that a step further, the cheapest electrical resistance heat to install is a free-standing space heater, and it could be more effective due to the fact that it can probably sit closer to where you sit than a typical baseboard heater. You can buy a Delonghi-type oil filled radiator for around $50 and plug it into an existing outlet.

Answered by David Meiland
Posted Sun, 10/20/2013 - 10:59

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