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Can you install Chromalox baseboard heaters without a professional?

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Chromalox baseboard heaters can be installed without a professional. The manufacturer provides detailed installation instructions on its website, and these manuals state that the company makes individual equipment and safety recommendations upon request.

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Although Chromalox's baseboard heaters do not require professional installation, they do require special equipment, safety precautions and a knowledge of local and state building codes and the National Electrical code. Electrical wiring is governed by these local, state and federal regulations due to the large-scale fire hazard of improper wiring. Chromalox recommends but does not require that this portion of the installation be handled by a certified electrician.

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