What is a BTU?
Short for British thermal Unit, it is the amount of heat required to heat 1 pound of water by 1 degree Farenheit.
How many BTU's do i need to heat my room?
This is a very common question with alot of different answers. I will give you the simplest answer but you may find it worthwhile to do a search on the Internet for further explanation. So lets begin!
1. Take a measurement of the room you are looking to heat and multiply the Length x Width x Height in feet. This will give you the total Cubic Feet of the room. As an example we will use a 9L x 15W x 8H for a total Cubic Feet of 1080
2. Take the total CF and multiply by 4 for a room with poor insulation, 3 for average insulation and 2 for very good insulation. This number will give you the total BTU's needed for your room. In our example we had 1080 CF and assuming we have average insulation we would multiply by 3 to give us a BTU requirement of 3240.
3. Round your required BTU rating up to the nearest thousand. In our example we will take the 3240 and round up to 4000.
Thats it! Easy as 1,2,3 If you need any further explanation please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist you further. I hope this helps with your purchasing decisions and gets you a little closer to the BTU's you need so you dont under or over purchase!