Originally Posted by mlwood
Many of you have said you use electric heaters. Is anything required in the basement compartments to protect the pipes from freezing?
I use an electric and set the stat for the furnace to take over if the electric can't keep up. To protect the pipes and pump I get a smaller electric heater that I put on its own stat. Here is the heater I use.
I got the stat from Home Depot. it is for controlling a booster fan in a hot air system. It turns the heater on at 40 degrees. he electric heater has two settings, 375 watt and 750 watt. I keep it on 375 watts so it doesn't use a lot of power. I can reach in and unplug it easily if I want.
Is it really needed? I don't know but it wasn't that expensive to install and is a nice backup to protect my pump just in case. FR offers the 12 volt heating pads for the tanks, wish they would put one on the pump also.