Asked by: Delina Hanschmidthome and garden indoor environmental quality
How many BTU heater do I need?
Last Updated: 31st January, 2020
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Herein, how many BTU do I need to heat a 20x20 room?
Rule of thumb, of course. So the space you want to cool ( 20x20=400) should be doable wih a 1 ton (12,000 BTUH) unit. But I'd bump it up to a 15,000 - 16,000 BTUH to handle the hot, humid summer heat of your area.
Also Know, how do you calculate BTU for a room? For each room, multiply the BTU per square footage times the square footage of the room. For example, a home located in Zone 5 with poor insulation would require 60 BTUs per square foot. Therefore, a room that is 300 square feet will need 18,000 BTUs (60 x 300).
Likewise, how many BTU do I need per square foot?
To determine the number of BTUs per square foot that you need to heat a room, simply multiply the square footage by 20 BTUs per square foot. For example, if a room has 1,000 square feet, you would require 20,000 BTUs to heat it.
How many BTUs does it take to heat a house?
For cooler climates, a very broad estimate of furnace sizing is to select one that generates 40 to 45 BTUs per square foot. At 40 to 45 BTUs per square foot, you'd need a 100,000 to 112,500 BTU furnace to heat your 2,500-square-foot home.