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How many and what size do I need for an add on room with no other heat source. The room is 172"x 174"

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One eight foot unit - 3000 watt high density heater will do the job.

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If i have a room 16x24 how big of a electric baseboard heater do

It is not the size of the room that is important it is the heat loss of said room. If it is a inside room, with no outside walls, it will take less btu's to heat and maintain comfort levels, where as if it is a room with floor to ceiling windows, you will obviously need more btu input. Hope this helps.

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How do i know what size baseboard heater to use in any given room.

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Electric baseboard heaters

measure the room, then multiply the length by the width to get the square feet you want to heat. multiply this by 10 and that is the watts you need to heat the room assuming you are using standard 220/240v baseboards.

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