Question about Heating & Cooling
I have a 3 seasons room on the back of my house, it is L-shaped with 3 walls of single pane glass, the 4th wall is the house. It is about 300 sq. ft. with a 9 ft. ceiling. I like to use the room in the winter and heat it with a electric baseboard heater a a couple of space heaters. This works but the electric bills are very high. I have figured out how I can run ductwork off my furnace using 6" round pipe and 3" x 8" oval pipe with a heat supply on one side of the room and a cold air return on the other. Would this work and how much heat would I get with this set up? Thanks, Alex
Single pane glass is not thermally efficient as the glass transfers heat or cold
double glazing with a air space between is more efficient and will require less power to keep the temp setting
before you do anything , talk with a thermal engineer or you could be wasting money by doing what you suggest incorrectly
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: High Altitude Electric Heaters
I have never heard of altitude effecting the electric. Watts amps and volts are different than burning a gas, like propane. The high altitude has less oxygen thus requiring the combustion to be effected. If your wires are over heating when you use maximum wattage (amps) you need to install larger wire with the correct size breaker. Look up ohms law. Its a basic electrical formula and will help you get this right.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
Two 8 ft baseboards will heat this basement fine. You should eliminate any sources of flooding before you invest in refinished your basement.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: electric baseboard heater
this is a tough call but with 2000 watts in each room there should be more than enough heat .the rooms should maintain a average temp of 73 to 78 degrees temp without weatherazation and that is of course there is no drafts coming from any windows or near a front or back door that opens and closes alot . Basiclly you have it covered but definatley get the house winterize/insulated real good.I would keep 1 or 2 space heaters on hand just incase the person in house feels there cold just to cover yourself ,usually it the female complaining its cold if its not warm enough but there have been some males that need that temp to be 80 degrees all the time.good luck but im sure it will be ok!!
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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