Hello All - I am a newby here, but contribute on some other sites often (Vintage Mustang Forum, 403bWise). Thank you in advance for your expertise. We have electric baseboard heat in our condo.
So, progression seems to be the same. I have the 4th different/brand new thermostat installed now. All of them are specific to a 240V, Double Pole system. I've tried 2 electronic/digital/programmable, and 2 "old school" manual non-programmable.
Install the thermostat and all works great. After about 4-6 hours, thermostat must be turned higher and higher to get baseboard units to heat.
Local electrician that I know was working on a job in the area today and stopped by this afternoon. Installed a BRAND NEW Honeywell manual/non-programmable thermostat similar to the one I had. Worked great at 65 degrees. As I sit here at 8 pm, I have to turn it to 80 to get the baseboard units to come on (Even though it is 61 in the room!). Gave local electrician a buzz and he still believes it is the thermostat and not the baseboard unit.
Property manager informed me today that a number of owners have replaced their aging, 30 year old baseboard units - I assume when they started to act a little weird - Maybe like this?
What say you?