Anybody have a set rule for how to figure out what wattage heater to use in room additions, or anywhere else where new space heaters have to be installed -- other than some complicated heat loss calculation?
The ony way to get a real answer is "some complicated heat loss calculation" Lattitude, number of windows, insulation value, which way is south, if adjacent areas are heated, and lots of other things mean the same size room can have heating requirements that commonly vary by as much as 400%.
#21580 - 02/06/0308:21 AMRe: sizing space heaters in remodel work
Well it looks like my usual 10Watts/sq ft method (for baseboard heat) is in the 'rule of thumb' ballpark. Thanks Maintenanceguy for the 400% figure. I never tried to see just what the variation might calculate out to be.
#21583 - 02/06/0305:04 PMRe: sizing space heaters in remodel work