I'm interested in buying one of these radiators, but I am having a
hard time believing the BTU ratings on these units. Is the 12,000
BTU's really possible in a 3'x3' radiator? I have a Runtal radiator
that is larger and it is only 2,000 BTU's. What do you think?
Many thanks in advance,
It looks right and takes maybe a 40a fuse, do you have the right
wiring and circuit. It will only cost a few hundred a month to run.
Made in England so you can figure is it 240V or 15A draw. Did you see the
prices though? The big ones runs about $1500 US. The Pound is 1.38 right
*The giveaway is watts. They could be self contained hydronic heaters with
electric elements to heat the liquid. I would be concerned about the
heaters being approved for use in the USA and also whether the electrical
connections are compatible with USA methods of connection.
I assumed that they were electric for the same reason - I've never
seen watts as a unit measurement for anything other than an electric
heater/radiator. After a quick Google I found the technical specs and
it is indeed a hydronic radiator. The specs have installation
instructions and reference PFTE tape and valves, so that's pretty
I wonder why they give both BTU/h and watts...
Those crazy Europeans. They use kW for motor ratings instead of horsepower
Going back, I saw this
You Square by Eskimo is a stylish and contemporary design that is
suitable for any heating system.
They must mean any hot water or steam system.
The heat output does seem to be on the high side given the size of the
unit, but since I know nothing about the construction and the amount
of radiant surface, or how they calculate the heat output...my belief
Take a look at the technical information, contact the manufacturer,
The units are rated in watts. That's how we know they are
The one I am familiar with, is 1500 watts gives 5,200 BTU.
That's a normal, household heater sold in the USA. These
don't seem to have any advantage. I like the black box
"ceramic" heaters, they seem safer. They are supposed to
also be higher efficiency, but who can tell?
Electric resistie heaters are normally essentially 100% efficient at
converting electricity to heat at the rate of 3413 BTU/hour per kilowatt.
1500 watts is about 5120 BTU/hour.
Differences in heater type/style largely affect only where the heat
If the heat is heavily radiant, some may go far (into other rooms
through open doorways and archways), and a bit could be optical band
infrared and a trace could be visible light that escapes the house through
windows. Some radiant heaters may be good at heating a targeted area,
maybe including one person or a couple wanting the warmth.
Non-radiant heat is usually mostly either convected upward (may easily
disproportionally heat the ceiling) or is fan-blown (where it goes depends
on various design and heater placement factors).
Electric blankets have same efficiency of 3.413 BTU/hour per watt, but
can target warmth to what they are adjacent to.
- Don Klipstein ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sure sounds reasonable to me. Consider the size of a hob on an electric
range. They can be that much over a much smaller area. I'd guess at that
output is gets very warm though. And you need 240V.
Your Runtal sounds wimpy for 2000 Btu and being larger. A 15A apace heater
is about 5100 Btu.
Hey ransley you dipshit. They make these really strange hunks of
aluminum now that dont go in the water. They actually move above the
water. They call them jets. Strange how fast they go too. They have
these services that cost extra too but you can get things overnight
now. Obviously something that you are too cheap to ever spring for.
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