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This is a brief guide to how to calculate your home’s central heating system, so you can find the boiler or heat pump that suits your tastes and desires and make the most of your particular central heating device.
As with other environmental and renewable energy initiatives, this measure can help you achieve a more effective use of energy.
What Determines the Capacity of Your Central Heating System ?
Heat-generating ability of the heat source: Heat pump, gas furnace, boiler etc. It will allow for the minimum necessary supply of heating during the coldest winter weeks with minimal fuel consumption (electricity, gas).
The number and scale of the heating delivery systems: The number of convectors and radiators (as well as the number of heater sections), the area protected by the underfloor heating, etc.
The size of the pipes by which the coolant from the central heating system is transferred and transmitted to the heating devices.
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At Hampshire Plumbers, our heating calculator/BTU converter will help you figure out the correct heat output for any room in your house. We’ll show you a list of radiators that will produce enough heat to sustain an effective but comfortable temperature in your house.
When you have your list of fitting radiators, simply add them when you’re ready to your basket and checkout.
It may be a daunting prospect finding the right radiator size, but we are here to help. Our BTU calculator will help you calculate your room’s BTU (British Thermal Units) energy needs and recommend the best possible solutions for the performance you are looking for.
Fill out the following details and it will show you which radiators function best for your heating requirements.
Please note that calculations are based on Delta-T 50°C (Δ-T50°C).
Heat Loss Calculations for Your Home
Selecting the correct radiator can help to lower your energy bills. For example, your bills will increase unnecessarily if your radiator is too big, Conversely, a small radiator will not generate adequate heat for your home and will constantly be operating at maximum capacity.
You can establish the Watt/BTU outputs needed for a specific room by using our BTU calculator to ensure that your room(s) are heated in a convenient and effective manner.
Measuring Heating Capacity
The first and simplest way of measuring the heating power of your home is laid out in the fundamentals of the ‘housing code’: one-kilowatt heat is needed for heating each 10 square metres of your house.
Therefore, for heating a home of 100 square meters, one will look for a 10 kWh boiler type. Nonetheless, using this approach will result in somewhat inaccurate results, since:
- The amount of air at a ceiling height of 2.5m and 4.5m will, to say the least, vary. Besides, the cool air will naturally gather above the roof.
- If the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures is high, heat loss across the walls and ceiling will be greater.
- Windows and doors are significantly different from walls and ceilings in terms of heat-permeability.
- The calculation of heat power is especially determined by the form of material being measured – whether it is a private house or a flat. The rules for the building code are the same for all forms of properties. In the meantime, the power loss in a house will be much higher than in an apartment.
So, what’s the reliable and accurate way to calculate the heating capacity of a house and determine what boiler size is needed ?
- 40 watts of thermal strength is deemed adequate for heating one cubic meter of soil.
- Each window includes a need of an additional 100 watts of heating energy. Similarly, an extra 200 Watts is needed for each door.
- The heating efficiency calculation coefficient for houses is typically 1.5, while for apartments of 2-4 rooms it is 1.2-1.3, depending on the width and materials of the walls.
- The climate index of the area is also to be taken into account. This is about 0.9 for Northern areas of Scotland and 0.8 for the rest of the UK.
We work Throughout Hampshire and Surrounding Areas
If you’re looking for cost-efficient, accurate heating and plumbing engineers, then look no further than Hampshire Plumbers.
With over XXyears of solid experience, we have the expertise to ensure you get nothing but the finest service. Our credibility has been established through hard work and reliability, which is why we are always a top option for plumbing and gas and related work in the region.
We efficiently handle the central heating systems, gas supplies and plumbing needs of all our domestic and commercial clients. Please call or email us now for a no-obligation quote.