Learn how to select the right heater for your home by identifying your voltage and wattage needs with our Heater Selection Tips below.
Before selecting an electric heater, determine if the voltage at your connection is 120 volt or 240 volt power supply.
Easily detirmine the wattage requirements of your room with our chart to the right.
Select the column with the age of your home. A heat loss calculation should be performed if your home falls outside of these standards.
Select the row with the closest square footage for the room you want to heat.
The Wattage Selection Guide recommends approximately 6 watts per square foot for newer homes and 10 watts per square foot for older homes. If you live in a higher altitude or colder climate, we recommend adding 2 watts per square foot.
|IMPORTANT CIRCUIT INFORMATION
Check and abide by all electrical safety codes
Circuits must be derated by 20%
A SAFETY CODE REQUIREMENT.
Heating circuit hints
When connecting an electric heater to 120-volt dedicated circuits:
When connecting an electric heater to 120-volt existing circuits:
When connecting an electric heater to 240-volt circuits using:
a. 20 amp double pole circuit breaker,
b. A 30 amp double pole circuit breaker,