Wall Heater Installation Process Explained
Living in cold areas can be really tough on your electric bill. If you have an electric furnace in your house, it might not be enough to heat every room. Especially in the wintertime, certain rooms located in areas of your home that aren’t easy to heat can become really cold. It’s no fun being in a room where you have to wear gloves and a jacket just to stay warm, and that’s where wall heaters come in.
A wall heater is a heater built into your wall that you can adjust just like a furnace. It doesn’t typically put out as much heat as a regular furnace, but it’s more than enough to heat a single room.
Wall heaters are a great way to stay warm in the winter, but not many people know about them. Let’s take a deeper look at the wall heater installation process so you learn what it would look like if you were to purchase one.
The Wall Heater Installation Process
An HVAC specialist knows the ins and outs of installing a wall heater and can tell you everything you need to know when it comes to the question of “How do heaters work?”
These are the tools they’ll need;
- Power Drill
- Cable Ripper
- Stud Finder
- Wall Heater
- Wire Connectors
- Measuring Tape
- Drywall Saw
How Do Heaters Work?
First, your HVAC specialist will choose a suitable location to install your heater. A central location where a wire supply can be snaked through the wall is best. You’ll not be able to have it installed behind a door or anywhere else where it can be blocked, as this is a fire hazard.
They will then find a stud in the wall and mark an outline of the wall heater along the edge of it. Better support is achieved by using this method. Next, they will turn off the power to your nearby circuits before using a drywall saw to cut out the outline of your wall heater.
Care is taken not to damage any pipes or wires during this process. Next, your HVAC professional will install a new circuit breaker on your main panel because wall heaters need their own circuit to operate. Then, the cable will be fished to the wall heater and wired up.
Next, your professional will strip the sheathing from your cable as well as the wiring leads in order to pull it through the mounting box of the heater. Then, the cables will be folded into the cavity in the wall behind the mounting box in order to prevent the interior of the wall from being damaged by heat.
Once this is done, your HVAC professional will screw the wall heater back onto your mounting box and clip the cover plate on. After this is done he or she will turn the power back on and test your wall heater to see if it’s operational. HVAC pros are also able to perform wall furnace repair or replace furnace in your home if yours isn’t working properly.
Many people aren’t sure what to expect during the wall heater installation process, but it’s actually very quick and simple. After a few hours or so you should be able to enjoy the benefits of your new wall heater and not have to worry about dealing with low temperatures in your room anymore.