What is a Kilowatt (kW)?

 

Measure of electric power. 1 KW = 1,000 Watts

Our standard 120 volt wall heaters is 1,500 watts.

Our standard 240 volt wall heaters is 2,000 watts.

A standard Garage heater is 5,000 to 7,500 watts.

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Kilowatt

The kilowatt is equal to one thousand (103) watts, or one sthenemetre per second. This unit is typically used to express the output power of engines and the power consumption of electric motors, tools, machines, and heaters. It is also a common unit used to express the electromagnetic power output of broadcast radio and television transmitters.

One kilowatt of power is approximately equal to 1.34 horsepower. A small electric heater with one heating element can use 1.0 kilowatt, which is equivalent to the power consumption of a household in the United States averaged over the entire year (8900 kW h divided by 365×24 hours).[5] (UK household consume about half this amount)[6] Also, kilowatts of light power can be measured in the output pulses of somelasers.

A surface area of one square meter on Earth receives typically one kilowatt of power of sunlight from the sun (on a clear day at mid day).