baseboard heater question
Our new house (actually new to us -- it was built in '85) has all 240V baseboard electric heat. While replacing a couple of the units, I noticed that I needed to shut off several seemingly unrelated circuits to completely shut off power to the heater and to the thermostat. It LOOKS like in all rooms, the heaters use 2 separate single-pole circuits each, one that seems dedicated to the heaters and one that is usually a general use circuit (with lights & receptacles). Is this common practice? is this safe for electronics like computers?
I noticed the lights dim when they heater kicks in.
What would fix this besides running new circuits?