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Choosing the right heating

First decide in what rooms you need heating and where the radiators will be placed. You will get the best yield if you place the radiators in the coldest spots, for example, under a window or against an outside wall.

 

Modern Designer radiator

Determine your heating needs

  1. Calculate the number of cubic metres of the room: (length x width x height).
  2. Determine the temperature desired in the room (see also the table below). In doing so, also take account of the insulation of your house.
  3. Finally, calculate the heat capacity required for each room: multiply the number of m3 of the room (see 1) by the required wattage per m3 (see 2).
    for example: 57.6 m3 x 65 W = 3744 Watt

Attention!
For insulated walls, you can deduct 10% from the capacity calculated. For a 2°C higher temperature, a radiator capacity of 10% extra is required.

Insulation Watt/ m3
20°C
Watt/ m3
24°C
Description
Very good 45 55 Present building standards, heavily insulated and high yield glass
Good 65 75 Cavity wall and double glazing
Average 85 95 Cavity wall and single glazing
Moderate 100 115 ingle wall and single glass

 

Making a choice and then purchasing
Now that you know the heating requirements for each room, you can choose the radiators that you need. For larger rooms, it is better to divide the heat over several radiators which then supply the required capacity together.

Underfloor heating

Multiply the capacity of the underfloor heating by the floor area you want to heat (see step 1). Then check whether you have enough heating capacity (see step 2). You can always combine underfloor heating with design or panel radiators to generate enough warmth.

For example: The floor area of your our bedroom is 14 m². Fuego gives 150 Watt per m². So you will have 2100 Watt via the underfloor heating. You can achieve the remaining Wattage by installing a design or panel radiator.

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