The method of sizing electric baseboard heaters involves the computation of the amount of the area of the room and the nature of the materials being used. Sizing your heater demand the accurate and assumed values of the area and nature of the materials. Hiring a professional hand is an alternative choice if the financial plan is not a problem.
The info of sizing entails the knowledge about the desired amount of the temperature inside the room, the value of the smallest possible amount which can be accumulated outside the room, the total value of the heat loss of the room and the heat loss accumulated by the ventilation system.
Subtract the value of the temperature inside the room against the value of the temperature outside the room. Compute for the value of the area of walls, roofs, doors, floors and windows. Multiply each of the resulting values of the area with their corresponding values of U value. The U Value defines the capability of how well a material handles heat. Add the resulting values to compute for the value of the entire heat loss of the surface.
An assumption of the value of the heat loss which is the outcome of impaired structure and poor ventilation system ranges from 20 to 66 percent. Compute for the value of the entire heat loss by multiplying the value of the entire heat loss of the surface to the value of the assumed percentage amount produced by improper ventilation system. The value of the size of the baseboard heater can be solved by multiplying the value of the entire heat loss to the value of the difference between the temperature inside the room and the temperature outside the room.
The value of the entire heat loss determines the correct size of electrical baseboard heater necessary to provide heat inside the room. The accuracy of the determination of the value of the correct wattage rating can save a lot of money. A miscalculation can result in obtaining for a larger and stronger type of baseboard heater which might be transferring huge amounts of heat than necessary. This type of baseboard heaters is more expensive.
The plus point about this miscalculation is that the baseboard heater will consume less amount of energy required to heat the room. An incompatible size of baseboard heater mounted in a room due to improper calculation consumes more amounts of energy. This is the disadvantage of improper calculation.