To calculate the power of electric radiators needed in your home and determine what type and quantity of devices needed to obtain maximum climatic comfort, you must determine several aspects and do so with great precision.
At Haverland, leader in electric radiators in the UK, we have a specific tool to help us calculate the necessary power of your radiator in your home or business and, in this way, determine the ideal option within our wide range of electric radiator alternatives.
How to calculate the heating power in your house?
There are several approaches to determine how to calculate the heating capacity, but perhaps the most widely used is one that applies a formula using 5 variables: the area of the room in square meters (A), orientation of the house (B), level of insulation it has (C), climatic zone in which it is inserted (D) and a minimum value of 116 W/m².
Consequently, the required heating power per square meter (in W) will be obtained by the following formula: AxBxCxDx116.
What to consider when calculating the heating capacity in your home?
Each aspect of the formula marks a key point to determine how to calculate the heating power:
A = Space to be heated
The square meters of the room to be heated must be indicated.
B = Orientation
Another of the values will arise from the orientation of the home, namely:
- North: 1.12.
- South: 0.92.
- East: 1.
- West: 1.
C = Insulation
It has to do with the level of insulation of the building, which will reduce or increase heat loss. It uses these parameters:
- High: with double window and partition: 0.93.
- Medium: with single window and double partition or single partition and double window: 1.
- Poor: with a simple window and partition: 1.10.
D = Climatic zone
Each geographic area has a different climate and, therefore, different air conditioning requirements.