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Old 12-30-2010, 09:20 AM  
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Have you considered electric radiant floor heating? It is an easy install under floor tile, and had a thermostat to keep it a constant temperature.



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Check with your local B.D. as other to other requirements. An air supply, smoke detector, weather-stripped door from the garage space, vapor barrier plastic on the slab, proper egress - all may be needed to meet minimum safety Code.

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Well this is my take on these 3 idea's
Baseboard is the least expensive but you lose wall space where it or they are installed, they take a while to heat the rooAm up and are expensive to run
In floor heating is the most expensive to buy out of the 3 and the proper thermostat is very expensive, it is real nice on the toes though
Forced air units are small, inexpensive but more than baseboard, heats the room up fast and the lose of space in minimal. A 2000 watt will more than do the job for 170 sqft

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:07 AM  
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Thank you all for your input. I think I will probably go with a wall unit, the main goal is just to keep the contents of the room from freezing when it gets really cold. I have to have some electrical work done out there, so I will see if the electrician has any recommendations also.
I'll have a lot more questions later when I really get involved in this project, probably around the beginning of February (right now I'm mainly planning and budgeting).
Thanks again!
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Well good luck on everything and someones always here to help out Happy New year Debraanne



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Thanks Daryl, happy New Year to you , also!

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Okay, after months of research, I think we're going with the Q-Mark LFK 304 wall heater, 3000 watt. Does anyone have any feedback regarding this brand?

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Okay, after months of research, I think we're going with the Q-Mark LFK 304 wall heater, 3000 watt. Does anyone have any feedback regarding this brand?
Should do you just fine. One thing though I would have a proper wall thermostate put in, I hate the built in ones,
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Thanks, Daryl. I'll check with my electrician about installing a wall thermostat.
I appreciate your feedback!

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Would there be any advantage to going with the 4000 watt unit? Our electrician mentioned something about a larger unit working "less hard" to heat the space therefore possibly less electricity used? I know 3000 will keep the room warm enough, I'm concerned with energy ($$$$) usage????



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