About 4 years ago, shortly after the Georgia Public Service Commission completely abdicated their responsibilities and threw Georgia consumers to the Natural Gas provider “wolves”, I invested in a bunch of electric heaters to use as part of a “zoned” scheme to keep my house comfortable (heat only the bedroom area in the evening and morning, heat only the TV room when we were watching TV, etc.).
One of those heaters was the Honeywell HZ519 Baseboard Heater which has served us very well until this past year.
It still heats the area well and its thermostat works fine, but it’s taking to making REALLY odd noises as it heats up and cools down.
I swear it’s like listening to outtakes from Star Wars’ SPFX folks when they were testing audio sounds for the epic series.
I’m just curious if anybody else has encountered this. I’ve picked up the unit, shook it to see if anything is loose, checked to see if there was dust in it (used a compressed air can to blow out the vents) and can find nothing unusual save for the bizarre noises.
As an aside, the average life for Rotary heaters’ rotary apparatus, under regular (daily in the winter) use, seems to be just over two years. This as evidenced by my two Honeywell rotary heaters and my Holmes Twin Ceramic rotary heater. The heating elements continue to work just fine but those rotary components are certainly not meant to last a lifetime.
This post was written by Marc
on March 16, 2008 at 4:09 pm