We have just moved into a new flat and it has one of these in the
lounge but it always seems cold. Is there a recommended room size for
one heater of this size so we can see if the developer has been
| We have just moved into a new flat and it has one of these
| in the lounge but it always seems cold. Is there a recommended
| room size for one heater of this size so we can see if the
| developer has been cutting corners?
All developers cut corners :-)
Perhaps the developers 'assumed' you will have your own electric feature
fire as the primary source of heat in the room and only sized the Dimplex to
cover background heating.
1kW may be adequate in a well-insulated room to maintain temperature, but
really doesn't have enough oomph to bring a cold room up to heat moderately
If the flat is all-electric then I'm surprised you don't have night storage
heaters and off-peak hot water heating (unless the developer was *really*
cutting corners on his install costs).
The solid fuel industy often quotes
(a quick google found:
that 14 cubic metres requires Ikw to maintain 70F when the outside
temperature is freezing.
Quite how they can say this when there is such a wide variety in
building materials and methods in construction, but it can be found in
a lot of sales literature.
(Please put out the cats to reply direct)
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