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Average Cost to Repair an Electric Baseboard or Wall Heater

Most homeowners spend between $167 to $251 nationally.
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If you own a home that operates on an electric baseboard or wall heater system, then you can enjoy the luxury of not having to stress out about furnace maintenance and repair, which can be quite expensive. On the other hand, electric baseboards and wall heaters also tend not to be as energy efficient as a traditional home furnace system, which can mean you end up paying more over the course of several years heating your home than you would otherwise. On the bright side, most electric baseboard and wall heater systems are very simple in their operation, so in the event of a broken part, repairs are typically easy and relatively inexpensive.

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National Average Cost $249
Minimum Cost $59
Maximum Cost $721
Average Range $167 to $251
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Cost of Electric Baseboard Repairs

For the most part, homeowners can expect to spend around $250 to $400 on electric baseboard or wall heater repair. The exact amount that you spend on repairing your unit will vary depending on your location in addition to the system's specific malfunction. For example, if the internal thermostat has broken, that is a simple enough repair, but if the heating mechanism is not working, this may be a little bit more expensive. Fortunately, most electric baseboard and wall heater repairs cost no more than $700 at the absolute most.

Choosing A Repair Expert

While cost is an important factor to most people, the fact remains that you will want to hire somebody you can trust to get the job done and done right. Therefore, you will want to do some research into local repair companies to find out which ones have the most experience. While there may be many HVAC companies in your area, it is important to find one that specializes in electric baseboard and wall heater repairs as opposed to the traditional furnace.

Furthermore, it is always recommended that you read some reviews from homeowners like yourself before you decide to go with any particular company. After all, the last thing you want is to end up hiring a company that is not licensed or insured as this could come back to bite you in the end. While electric baseboards are pretty simple mechanisms, they still require a certain level of expertise and training to repair one. Therefore, such a repair should never be considered as a DIY job.

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