Ceiling Mount Electric Heater Installation: Hire An Electrician

KB Electric LLC did a few ceiling mount electric heater installation jobs last week, which prompted this blog. Let’s go over what ceiling mount heaters are, the best places to install these heaters, and why hiring an electrician for installation is your best bet.

 

Dyna-Glo Ceiling Mount Electric Heater

Dyna-Glo Ceiling Mount Electric Heater Install

 

NewAir Ceiling Mount Electric Heater Install

NewAir Ceiling Mount Electric Heater Install

 

What Are Ceiling Mount Electric Heaters?

A ceiling mount electric heater is what it sounds like: an electric heater that is mounted to your ceiling (or wall if desired) with an included mounting kit. Some cool features of these mountable electric heaters include (but not limited to, and dependent upon brand and model):

  • Fan-forced heat, radiant heat, or infrared 
  • Can heat rooms as big as 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Louvers for adjustable directional airflow (horizontal and vertical as well)
  • Remote control
  • Energy savings settings
  • Timer functionality
  • Hardwired (240V unit)
  • Spiral steel heating elements
  • Overheating protection
  • Thermostat
  • Fan-only settings

 

Popular Brands of Ceiling Mount Heaters

  • Dyna-Glo
  • DuraHeat
  • NewAir
  • Dr. Infrared

 

Where Can I Install A Ceiling Mount Electric Heater?

A licensed and insured electrician can perform a ceiling mount electric heater install virtually anywhere that needs heat. They are popular and more-suited for areas such as:

  • Garages (residential and commercial)
  • Workshops (residential and commercial)
  • Utility rooms
  • Warehouses
  • Farm buildings

 

Ceiling Mount Electric Heater Install

When an electrician installs a ceiling mount electric heater, many things go into the installation which is dependent upon the specific scope of the work. Some of the main things needed to install the heater may include:

  • Installation of proper wiring from main electric panel to heater location.
  • Installation of a double gang box.
  • Carflex whip installation from junction box to the electric heater.
  • Installation of proper breaker in the main electric panel.

 

Do I Need An Electrician To Install A Ceiling Mount Heater?

Because ceiling mount heaters are 240V, they need to be hardwired to your main electric panel on a dedicated line and breaker. When an appliance is required to be hardwired, it is very important to hire a licensed and insured electrician to perform the installation. An electrician will be able to install your ceiling mount electric heater safely and properly up to NEC code. A licensed and insured electrician will also have the proper tools to perform the installation.

KB Electric LLC serves all of Montgomery County, Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, and Delaware County, PA for all of your electrical needs, including your ceiling mount electric heater install. We are fully licensed and insured, family owned, owner-managed and operated, and we use faith-based practices. Call us today to schedule an estimate or installation: (267) 467-3178