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How Many BTUs Do I Need?

This is a question we get all the time, and it’s a very valuable question to ask. First let’s define BTU. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit, which is a unit of measurement for heat.

The higher the BTU, the higher the heat output. In order to determine how many BTUs are right for your needs, first you’ll need to measure the square footage of the area you want to heat.

Here’s an example from a mid-range gas fireplace:

Of course there are additional factors such insulation, ceiling height, openness of your floor plan and the climate where you live that can impact the heating of that space.

Our team of seasoned professionals have been helping the people of Traverse City and Northern Michigan find the make and model of fireplace that truly compliments their needs. Give us a call or come by today so we can help you!