Re: How Much Baseboard?
Posted by hj on August 06, 2001 at 09:05:22:
In response to Re: How Much Baseboard?
There is no "standard" that says "this room takes this much baseboard". You have to calculate the heat loss for the room to determine the amount of heat required. Then you use the water temperature, and the output of the baseboard to calculate the amounnt of baseboard element required. The baseboard enclosure is usually installed along the entire wall for appearance's sake. A basement being below ground with minimal windows normally has a very low heat loss.
: Hi - is there a standard for the amount of baseboard is needed for efficient heating in a hot water heat system?

: When the house was built they pretty much put baseboard over every outside wall - I think its overkill. I'm finishing the basement and wuld like to get enough without going overboard.

: Thanks

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