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I have a 7' x 7' mechanical room on slab that houses my HW heater, pressure tank, Answered

geothermal unit, and inlet pipe from my well. I live in western NC and want the room to stay under freezing during the winter months. I've thought about a small electric heater plugged into a thermostatically controlled outlet...any other suggestions?

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kzotter
kzotter

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks for helping out on this...I should be OK this winter.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

8 years ago

No need for an electric heater. As the others have said insulate the room as best you can. Caulk any gaps you see in the walls and floor.

If this isn't enough for you then take advantage of the HW heater you have in the room and run radiant floor heating. Don't use the electric kind, get the kind that uses the hot water from your HW heater. You can connect the solenoid to a thermostat so when the temp drops to a certain level the solenoid will open and allow the hot water to warm up the room.

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kzotter
kzotter

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks for helping out on this...I should be OK this winter.

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 8 years ago

fair point :-)

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rickharris
rickharris

8 years ago

1. insulate

2. put in a sand filled black heater tube with thermostat.

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kzotter
kzotter

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks for helping out on this...I should be OK this winter.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

8 years ago

heavy insulation ? The heat leaks from you're water greater should keep everything above freezing, if you reduce the losses far enough.

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kzotter
kzotter

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks for helping out on this...I should be OK this winter.