When purchasing a radiator you’re sure to come across the letters BTU. We explain what this stands for and more importantly how it can help your purchase.
An introduction to BTU
BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. It represents the amount of energy used to heat one pound of water by one degree. The measurement is typically associated with energy, power, steam generation and air conditioning.
BTU for Radiators
When buying a new radiator working out the BTU you need will help determine what size and heat output your radiator needs to acheive in order to heat your room.
How to calculate BTU
Finding a BTU calculator online is the easiest way to find out how much energy you need a radiator to emit.
The area of a room will be required as well as some additional details such as how many windows are in the room, their type and the amount of radiators you want in the room.
Author: Laura Davis