Installing Electric Heaters

Learn about running a separate electrical circuit for the heater, running cables, plus how to size the electric heater for the size of your room.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Clamps
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Stud finder
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Drill bit set
  • Extension cord
  • Drywall saw
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Thermostat
  • Remodeling boxes
  • 14-2 or 12-2 cable
  • Heater
  • Plywood
  • Drywall screws
  • Wire nuts
  • Electrical tape