How many watts do I need to heat up my space?
A great rule of thumb to consider when choosing baseboard heaters is to multiply the square foot of an area by at least 10 watts. It generally takes about 10 watts of energy to fully heat an area.
- 10 watts of power produces about 34 BTU's of heat.
- 100 watts of power produces about 341 BTU's of heat
- 1000 watts of power produces about 3,412 BTU's of heat.
A 1,500 watt electric baseboard heater can produce about 51,00 BTU of heat. That is approximately 150 square feet of heated space. 1.500 watts/10 watts = 150 square feet