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Old 03-02-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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Electric Heat for breezeway


I have a breezeway that I plan to finish, sitting on a concrete slab.The roof is above the ceiling. It's 4 walls are as follows.

1. 7' - Front - exterior w/ door & window
2. 7' - Back - exterior w/ door & window
3. 14' - Left - unheated garage on other side
4. 14' - Right - brick wall with house on the other side

I plan to put r-19 on the walls, r-10 (at least) under the floor, and r-19 (at least) on the ceiling.

I do not want to heat this room all the time, so I don't want to run hot water heat. I was thinking an electric baseboard. What size would be appropriate for this space? And how pricey are they? I've never bought electric heaters before.

Not sure if I should ask here or in the HVAC forum.

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Old 03-02-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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They usually say 10W per square foot

7x14x10=980

So a 1000W should do it, baseboards are rather cheap.

If there is a door opening and closeing alot maybe look at a force flow heater, this will heat the area up much quicker but will be noiser.

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Will one side face South ?
You could put in some large windows facing South & dark flooring/tile
The sun would heat up the space quite a bit if its done right
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Yeah, the front side faces south...I was thinking dark tile, too.
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