Why do I need a Heat Loss?
Well - simple. If you are heating any space or home, you need to know how much heat is required to heat that space or home. Every house is different as is every space. We have seen houses in Vermont (a very cold place) range from 10 btu a foot to as high as 90 btu a foot. Btu changes from room to room also, one house had a heat loss of 10 btu in a room with 8 windows and right next to it in a similar room and size - 45 btu a foot. Why the difference? Hard to tell - but we know that it was due to several factors that would have been difficult to calculate without walking the space or using a good heat loss program.
So - How much do you need? Get a heating contractor to walk your space or download a HVAC-Calc Easy heat loss/heat gain software program.
What type of systems require a Heat Loss?
PEX Radiant Heat Systems
Hydronic Heat Systems
Hydronic Radiator Heating Systems
Rinnai, Empire, Williams and Eskabe Gas Space Heaters
Electic Space Heaters and other electric room Heaters