The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

   
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#127877 - 02/27/02 02:09 PM Electric Baseboard Heat
Frank Cinker Offline
Member
Registered: 07/29/01
Posts: 317
Loc: Pennsylvania
Is 2.0 watts per cubic foot a good general formula to calculate for baseboard heat. eg. If a room is 15ft x 15ft 8ft ceiling would one 2000 watt baseboard heater be sufficient? It has been working well for me. I was curious if anybody else used it. I believe I saw the formula in a magazine many years ago.
Top
Tools for Electricians:
#127878 - 02/27/02 04:42 PM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat
George Offline
Member
Registered: 02/23/02
Posts: 380
I use 1000w in a room that size in Oklahoma.

You need to do accurate heat loss calculations to determine how much heat you need. Too much heat is often better than too little.
Top
#127879 - 02/27/02 06:45 PM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat
Redsy Offline
Member
Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
I use 8-12 watts/sq.ft. depending on insulation levels.
Top
#127880 - 02/28/02 07:52 AM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat
JBD Offline
Member
Registered: 07/12/01
Posts: 599
Loc: WI, USA
I've always used 10 watts/sq ft.

It really depends on your area of the country.
Top
#127881 - 03/01/02 04:09 PM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat
Frank Cinker Offline
Member
Registered: 07/29/01
Posts: 317
Loc: Pennsylvania
I spoke to a HVAC Supervisor today at work. I didn't think to do that before my original post. He looked in his engineering book. He told me the formula for electric baseboard heat is: 2.03 watts per cubic foot. (Pennsylvania) Thank you for your respective inputs.
Top

Newest Members
Fidellis, gmarsden, Jerryglover87, Dan_Burns, pauldgardner
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box

Recent Posts
Forum Styles
by Admin
01/24/17 02:08 AM
License exam
by TRUE POWER
01/23/17 09:16 PM
Looking for older post
by sparkyinak
01/23/17 12:27 AM
Members: Non-Members: Did you know?
by Admin
01/22/17 02:34 PM
Safety at heights?
by HotLine1
01/21/17 08:51 PM

Who's Online
2 registered (Admin, Fidellis), 136 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Top Posters
gfretwell 9066
Trumpy 8560
pauluk 7693
HotLine1 6833
sparky 5545
Member Spotlight
Member Since: 05/03/03
Posts: 1231

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals