ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
twh 10
jraef 4
Recent Posts
Dryer, Range grounding from "Main" panel
by gfretwell. 05/24/17 09:35 PM
210.70 / Wall Switch / When adopted?
by gfretwell. 05/24/17 09:18 PM
Any UL 508 experts out there?
by sparkyinak. 05/23/17 11:04 PM
Heat pump conundrum
by sparkyinak. 05/21/17 08:49 PM
Interesting week
by HotLine1. 05/20/17 11:57 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
236,738 Are you busy
171,748 Re: Forum
164,689 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 51 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#127877 - 02/27/02 06:09 PM Electric Baseboard Heat  
Frank Cinker  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 311
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.


Tools for Electricians:

#127878 - 02/27/02 08:42 PM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat  
George  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 375
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.


#127879 - 02/27/02 10:45 PM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat  
Redsy  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
I use 8-12 watts/sq.ft. depending on insulation levels.


#127880 - 02/28/02 11:52 AM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat  
JBD  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 599
WI, USA
I've always used 10 watts/sq ft.

It really depends on your area of the country.


#127881 - 03/01/02 08:09 PM Re: Electric Baseboard Heat  
Frank Cinker  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 311
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.



Member Spotlight
TOOL_5150
TOOL_5150
Bay Area
Posts: 61
Joined: August 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7666 MB (Peak: 0.9057 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-05-25 06:42:27 UTC