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I have an Intertherm Baseboard Heater that is making sounds when it cycles on. Snaps, pops, etc. Scares my dog but it seems to be heating and working okay. Can this unit be repaired to be quieter?

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I just moved into a condo with these intertherm baseboard heaters in the living room and the two upstairs bedrooms. The walls here are brick. I have been leaving the dial set at about 5 1/2 or 6 all of the time, in each room, but my electric bill is crazy! Is there anything I can do to make it more efficient? 
I thought by leaving them on at a lower temp would be better because the brick is so cold, ideas? Oh also, downstairs the floors are laminate 😬 

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Welcome to the world of heating with electricity. Electric heating is already 100% efficient. All of the electricity is turned into heat. You can't make it more efficient. You can conserve energy efficiency in other ways, but we can't tell you what those are without knowing where you are, how old your building is, and myriad other details about your building and your unit. Is there a possibility of installing mini-split heat pumps? Can you improve the seals on your windows? Are there other electric hogs, aside from the baseboard heaters, that might be sucking up energy? 

Why not consult with a local energy retrofit contractor?

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22 hours ago, Dawnna said:

I just moved into a condo with these intertherm baseboard heaters in the living room and the two upstairs bedrooms. The walls here are brick. I have been leaving the dial set at about 5 1/2 or 6 all of the time, in each room, but my electric bill is crazy! Is there anything I can do to make it more efficient? 
I thought by leaving them on at a lower temp would be better because the brick is so cold, ideas? Oh also, downstairs the floors are laminate 😬 

If you're seeing the exterior brickwork from the inside of the condo, then it sounds like structural brick, with little, if any, insulation.  That's going to waste a lot of the heat that's produced inside the house, regardless of whether it's generated by electric heating strips or otherwise.

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I need two thermostat covers any other ideas if not avaiable they measure 2 3/4 wide by 4 7/8 tall.Outside measurements. 50 to 90 degrees numbers above narrow thermostat window.Any help would be appreciated 

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