Heater Buying Guide > Volts - Btu's - Watts - Heater Buying Guide
When working with heating options, it's important to know the difference between Volts, Btu's and Watts. This guide will provide you simplified understandable information.
The term voltage was determined through the electrical outlet that objects are plugged into. The root-squared value of this object is most often 120 volt (in the United States), where two plugs is available for use. Most importantly, never exceed the use of these volt heaters; you will risk an electrical fire.
Depending on what your outlet is rated at (15 amps standard), it's important to know these terms. For example, you purchase a space heater that runs on 120 volts and also purchase a garage heater that runs on 240 --- make sure that your existing electric outlets can effectively power these items. See the heater calculator to calculate your heater size.
Back to heater buying guide
British Thermal Units are a unit of heating energy. This most often is used to describe the value of energy of a various fuel or the power of heating in an area. Thus, BTUs per hour can be transmitted into watts to display another energy need that you may have. However, what are watts? See the heater calculator to calculate your heater size.
A watt is a unit of power compared to volts. Watts provide different volted heaters with an energy source. Without watts, you aren't going to have a working heater. Depending on the wattage available, depends on the effectiveness of the use of the heating as well.
Our heaters offer a variety of voltage options. See the heater calculator to calculate your heater size.