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BTUs Sizing a heater

Room area(LxWxH)x.133x degree of temperature rise desire...For instance,a garage 20'x12'x8'=1920 cubic feet Temp rise(-10 outdoor to +68 indoor)78 degrees So,1920x.133x78=19,918.08 BTU.So a 20,000 BTH heater would do the job,but would be operating a maximum output,unless bldg is tight and well insulated.Note#This is ONLY a rough estimator gauged for general heating of an average outbuilding.A well insulated tight building would require less heat,and a loose building or one with several windows/doors may require additional BTUs.

JoeK, WI, entered 2003-01-05

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