HOW TO SIZE A COVE HEATER TO YOUR ROOM

Properly sizing your alCove cove heater to your specific room size and type is an important step in optimizing comfort and reducing energy waste. A cove heater that is too large for the space will not heat the space more quickly.

A heater that is too large for the room will continue to heat for an extended period of time beyond the temperature set point, wasting energy. We call this a temperature swing. Alternatively, a heater that is too small will run for a longer period of time than would be necessary with a properly sized heater.

Use the below 4 easy steps to calculate the optimal alCove heater size in watts per square foot.

Step 1. Select the heating zone your space is located in

Heating Zones

Step 2. Measure and calculate the square footage of your space by multiplying the Length x Width.

Selecting Right Size Room

Step 3. Select the insulation values that best describes the insulation used in your space.

CoveHeater Application Insulation

Example: Heat Zone 2 / FHA Standard Insulation = 10W per Square Foot

Step 4. Multiply the total square feet by the watts per sqft based on the heating zone and your estimated insulation values to determine the correct wattage needed to heat your space.

 

Example: 120 Square Foot Room X 10W per Square Foot = Recommended Wattage: 1200W

Heat from above

Step 5. Purchase the alCove cove heater closest to this wattage from the chart below.

Available Models

MODELVOLTSLENGTHWATTSAMPS

White

Almond

KCV120212024"2101.8
KCV240420834"3151.5
KCV120412034"4203.5
KCV200420834"4202
KCV240424034"4201.8
KCV240620847"4202.0
KCV240720859"5252.5
KCV120612047"5604.7
KCV200620847"5602.7
KCV240624047"5602.3
KCV240920871"6303.0
KCV120712059"7005.8
KCV200720859"7003.4
KCV240724059"7002.9
KCV241020883"7013.4
KCV120912071"8407
KCV200920871"8404
KCV240924071"8403.5
KCV241220894"8444.0
KCV121012083"9357.8
KCV201020883"9354.5
KCV241024083"9353.9
KCV2415208118"10505.0
KCV121212094"11259.4
KCV201220894"11255.4
KCV241224094"11254.7
KCV2418208118"13506.5
KCV1215120118"140011.7
KCV2015208118"14006.7
KCV2415240118"14005.8
KCV2018208118"18008.7
KCV2418240118"18007.5