Cadet 8F2025W review

The Cadet 8F2025W is low cost and quiet baseboard heater, perfect for taking the chill out of any room.

Cadet 8F2025W review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

This baseboard heater is ideal if you’re on a budget but still want a quality product. It’s quiet when running so is ideal for bedrooms or home offices.


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    Good price point

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    Easy installation

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    Runs quietly


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    Thermostat sold separately

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When it comes to choosing the best baseboard heater for your home, you want one that’s cost-effective, quiet when running and of course, provides the most amount of heat. The Cadet 8F2025W ticks each box. 

The Cadet 8F2025W baseboard heater is a hard-wired option that can be wired from either end which makes for an easier installation process. It’s also perfect for a wide variety of spaces as it uses convection heating to help circulate the air up to 350 sq ft. 

If you’re looking for a best baseboard electric heater that you can use in the bedroom or your home office, then the Cadet 8F2025W is certainly one to consider as it’s extremely quiet when it’s running so you can be sure you can enjoy the heat without the distraction of a loud hum. 

As with most baseboard heaters, this model does need a thermostat which is sold separately. However, if you’re looking for the best baseboard heaters with a thermostat built-in why not check out the other models we've reviewed in our best baseboard heaters guide. 

Cadet 8F2025W: What you need to know

The Cadet 8F2025W is a multi-watt electric baseboard heater that safely hard-wires into the mains. It has four wattage settings that can be chosen during installation for versatility in heat selection. It can be wired at either end and also comes with a pre-punched case at 1-inch intervals for easy installation. This baseboard heater doesn’t come with a thermostat built-in so you will need to purchase one for this heater to be operated. It has a heating area of 350 square feet and comes in both an almond or white finish so you can co-ordinate it with your decor. 

Cadet 8F2025W: Features

The Cadet 8F2025W provides electric heat that is affordable, space-saving, and low maintenance. Baseboard heaters work best when they are placed under a window and at just 6.75-inch height and 96-inch width, it will fit neatly in a majority of spaces. This heater uses convection heat to circulate air and warm spaces efficiently which can also help save on your energy bills. 

When it comes to easy installation this baseboard heater has you covered. Thanks to a combination of the pre-punched holes and the universal wiring which allows you to install at either end depending on your space, installation really is a doddle. 

As a rule of thumb, you need approximately 10 watts of heating power for every square foot of your room. So with the Cadet 8F2025W providing four wattage outputs; 1500, 1875, 2000, 2500, you can successfully heat up to 350 square feet. It can also be used with accessories such as a load transfer switch or a corner connector. 

We know how safety is important in every household so you can rest easy knowing that there is a high-temperature shut off feature. Meaning that if the heater gets too hot, it will automatically shut down thanks to the built-in full-length capillary sensor tube. 

It’s made using rugged USA steel with a powder-coated paint for a durable, premium finish. A thermostat is required to run this baseboard heater so you will need to factor in purchasing one before you can get it installed. 

Another huge bonus of this baseboard heater is that Cadet is so confident in the quality and durability of the 8F2025W that they offer a limited lifetime warranty on the model. 

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Cadet 8F2025W: User reviews

Reviews across the board for the Cadet 8F2025W are good with the majority, like us, being impressed with how easy it is to install. A lot of users also loved that it was an American-made product and were more than happy with the build quality of this baseboard heater, especially when it comes at such a low price tag. 

The running noise of the baseboard heater was also a hot topic amongst users with a lot of comments about how quiet it was whilst it was turned on, especially those customers who had replaced their older heaters with this model. 

This product has top ratings with its users so it was hard to find any negative comments about this baseboard heater. Although, some users did find the lack of a built-in thermostat an inconvenience. 

Should you buy the Cadet 8F2025W baseboard heater?

If you’re looking for the best baseboard heater that will provide you with a reliable heat source without being noisy or difficult to install, then you should think about purchasing the Cadet 8F2025W.  Thanks to its compact design it’s suitable for almost every room type including bedrooms, living rooms, home office space, and much more. Also, the built-in safety mechanisms are useful too.

Rachael Phillips

Rachael is a freelance journalist who specializes in lifestyle, travel, digital culture, sustainability and slow living. She has been writing for Top Ten Reviews for several years now, and has applied her expert knowledge of sleep and relaxation to some of our sleep and mattress reviews, features, comparisons, and guides.