Open plan kitchen diner BTU calculator

 

How to calculate the BTU’s of an open plan kitchen diner

The best way to determine the radiator sizes and heat needed for an open plan kitchen diner is to calculate the room volume and the BTU’s needed to heat it. A BTU is the basic measurement used for rating how much energy it takes to produce heat. It’s used in determining the efficiency of heat created when the radiator is operational.

 

The first challenge is to determine your open plan kitchen diner volume

This is done by taking the room width, height and length. More often than not, the open plan area is not a straightforward space. So if there are odd spaces, measure the greatest area first, then treat the leftover spaces as smaller areas with imaginary walls. You can put these dimensions into the BTU calculator and add the various BTU totals to get the full BTU requirements for your open plan kitchen diner.

 

The first challenge is to determine your open plan kitchen diner volume

This is done by taking the room width, height and length. More often than not, the open plan area is not a straightforward space. So if there are odd spaces, measure the greatest area first, then treat the leftover spaces as smaller areas with imaginary walls. You can put these dimensions into the BTU calculator and add the various BTU totals to get the full BTU requirements for your open plan kitchen diner.

 

Use the open plan kitchen diner BTU total to calculate the radiators you need

The kitchen area is often going to be difficult to find room for radiators, because the cupboards and appliances will take up a lot of the wall space. So, when choosing radiators for a large, multi-functional open plan space, you need to think about the total BTU output and then where your radiators could possibly be located. Then select radiators with the necessary radiator BTU values to fit the space and share the distribution of heat.

 

Designer radiators for open plan kitchen diners

If wall space is limited then think about using vertical radiators. Ultra slim widths with a good heat output can fit into narrow, otherwise unused spaces or can be positioned to frame a doorway. Take a look at our page on designer radiators for open plan Kitchen diners.


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