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How many square feet will 16000 BTU's heat?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by flamegrabber, Jul 15, 2008.

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  1. flamegrabber

    flamegrabber Member

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    In an older, reasonably insulated house?

    When outside temp is ~35*.

    Anyone have a ballpark figure?

    Thanks,

    FG.

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  2. mkmh

    mkmh New Member

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    I'm going to guess 600 square feet.
    Depends also on room/house layout, ceiling height etc.

    16000 BTUs is a little more than 3 of those portable electric space heaters running on full blast.

    I am heating approximately 1400 square feet of my home with a 35,000 btu pellet stove...but the layout is excellent, insulation is above average and I use some small fans to get the convection currents going. Even when the temp gets down to 15 or so this stove does a good job with the space.

    Your results may vary
  3. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    too open a question, depends on the r factor the space is inslulate to 16Kbtu on a constnt output is a signifigant amount of heat , i could see it heating 1200 sq ft , or maybe not even a 1 car garage it all depends on retention.
  4. flamegrabber

    flamegrabber Member

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    Thanks alot for the info guys.

    Here's another question:

    When square feet is calculated for this purpose ( pellet stove heating capacity ), is it normally done as the sum of every room's length's * width's?, or the outside length * width of the house/structure, multplied by the number of floors to be heated?

    Thanks again,

    FG.


  5. hoverfly

    hoverfly Minister of Fire

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    I would think total sqft of living space, "inside".
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