Keeping people, places, and equipment properly heated in cold temperatures isn’t as simple as placing a heater and turning it on. There are a lot of variables that go into choosing the right heater for every application. Read on to learn more about choosing the right heater for your needs.
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Selecting The Right Size Heater
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|Area To Be Heated |
Heaters are available in a variety of styles, functions, and type of heat source.
The first step in choosing the right heater is to determine the area to be heated. Important questions to ask include “How is your building insulated?” and “What climate zone are you in?”. Using the FHA standard insulation and mid-North American zone average of 8.2 watts/ ft2 here are the basics to guide you. Remember that a poorly-insulated building will require more watts/BTU's.
Measure the size of the area to be heated and multiply length x width x 8.2. Find your total watts required for the room. Figures are based on standard 7' ceiling height, 15% total window and door openings on outside walls and 3/4 total air changes per house.Shop All Heaters
Energy Saving Tips
Set your thermostat to 68 degrees. Setting it higher can increase energy costs 2-5%. Lower it at night.
Keep It Clean
Clean and replace furnace filters, air filters, and heating vents to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Check windows and doors for proper insulation and install storm windows to heat in and cold air out.
Heaters can dry out the air. Using humidifiers help areas feel more comfortable.
Hot Water Use
Set your hot water below 120 degrees in the winter, and make an effort to reduce hot water use.
Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan during the winter months to keep the warm air circulating downward.
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