I have baseboard heat that has an integrated thermostat like the one here.
I am looking for a way to turn the units (7 in total)
On and off. I do not want a thermostat.
Similar posts direct people to mounting a smart thermostat at the heater. The other suggestion I have seen for similar problems is to wire the unit to a plug. This is also not an option due to the load on the breakers.
I am looking only for the ability to turn it on and off. Leaving the existing integrated theromstat in place in case of an outage (so I can manually over ride if the need arises and still have them turn off)
I believe that I am looking for something similar to the devices that turn a regual switch into a smart switch. I think something like the “Enerwave ZWN-RSM1-PLUS Z-Wave Relay, Z-Wave Plus Micro Switch” may work but wish I could find someone who has solved this issue.
I would like a solution that is hard wired
Off season the units are shut off at the breaker.
I am in the US. The baseboards are 240-Volt and the largest is 2000-Watt Standard Electric Baseboard Heaters. The manufacturer says that the heater safely hard-wires for 2000 W at 240 V or 1500 W at 208 V if that matters.
Standard dual-rated 240/208 volt models are 250 watts per foot at 240 volt, and low density 187 watts per foot at 208 volt. My units are between 6-8ft