Each room has its own thermostat and heater. The bathroom hasn't stopped but isn't working correctly. When I touch the ceiling I can feel heat but the room doesn't get warm. I'm trying to fix this issue myself and cheaply as possible. Any answers/ideas/ things to try would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Would you add some more details and/or pictures? And, props for taking our tour before posting; few newbies do. Feb 15 '20 at 20:04

I live in the Pacific Northwest where ceiling cable heat used to be very popular. When I have found heating problems with not getting hot enough where it did heat properly in the past it has always been the thermostat with 1 exception. The 1 exception was a parallel cable set in a large room where a swagger lamp toggle bolt was drilled through 1 of the cables. Other than that my experience has always been bad contacts in the thermostat for partial heat.

  • Ed Beal: I too am in the great PNW. I had an employee who had ceiling heat, but she was smart enough to call an electrician every time she wanted to penetrate her ceiling for whatever reason. May I politely ask what part of the PNW you are at? Yeah, that questions borders on the chitchat we're not supposed to do here, but I was just wondering. I respect your expertise and experience as much greater than mine. Feb 15 '20 at 23:53
  • Lane county Oregon now have mostly worked in Benton, and Lynn for the last 25 years and Portland for a while prior.
    – Ed Beal
    Feb 16 '20 at 1:22

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