When choosing the right radiator
for your system to ensure your property is being heated up efficiently, it is arguably as important to consider the correct BTU as it is the design, style or finish.
The BTU rate of a radiator is a quick and easy way of letting you know how much heat a radiator will emit and is there to help you decide if a radiator is the correct size for your room or not. It is important to know exactly how much heat each room your property needs, in order for your system to work efficiently and to have a space that is neither too hot nor too cold.
What is BTU?
BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. A BTU is the measurement used to represent the amount of energy needed to heat one pound of water (roughly a pint) by one degree fahrenheit at sea level. BTU is the standard measurement when it comes to choosing the radiator size and style. As such, BTU provides a quick reference for the radiator output.
It is worth it to correctly calculate the BTU value needed to heat up a room. Too little BTU output and the room won’t rise to the required temperature and the room will be cold and uninviting. Too many BTUs and you could find yourself paying over the odds for heat that you don’t need.