Heat loss calculations are important to find out how much heat your property is leaking. Graham Hendra explains how the calculations work.
Heat loss calculation is the process of determining the amount of heat that is lost from a building or structure. This is important for determining the size and efficiency of heating and insulation systems, as well as for identifying potential areas for improvement.
To calculate heat loss, you will need to consider several factors, including the size and orientation of the building, the type of heating and insulation systems in place, the climate and weather conditions, and the level of airtightness.
To begin, measure the dimensions of the building, including the length, width, and height of each room. Next, determine the type of heating and insulation systems in place, including the R-value of the insulation and the efficiency of the heating system.
Next, consider the climate and weather conditions in the area where the building is located. This will help you determine the average temperature and the amount of heating required to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
Finally, measure the level of airtightness in the building. This can be done using a blower door test, which measures the amount of air that leaks out of the building.
Once you have all of this information, you can use a heat loss calculation tool or formula to determine the total heat loss from the building. This will allow you to determine the size and efficiency of the heating and insulation systems needed to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.