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# How do you calculate CFH from BTU?

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To calculate CFH from BTU, identify the BTU number, then utilize the equation by multiplying the BTU number by the appropriate factor. The process takes about 5 minutes and requires access to a calculator.

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1. Identify the BTU number

Find the British Thermal Unit number that needs to be converted.

2. Utilize the conversion equation

Calculate the conversion by placing the BTU number in the conversion equation. The equation explains that one cubic foot per hour, or CFH, is equal to 1,000 BTU of natural gas or 2,500 BTU of liquid propane when exposed to the environment.

3. Multiply the BTU number by the correct factor

Multiply the BTU number that needs to be converted by the correct factor from the equation, depending on whether natural gas or liquid propane is being used.

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MBH can be converted to BTU by multiplying by 1,000. MBH is equivalent to 1,000 BTUs/hour, according to a conversion table provided by UNC Chapel Hill. BTU stands for British Thermal Units.

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Calculating the BTU, or British thermal units, of a room helps you determine its heating or cooling requirements when purchasing and installing equipment. You need a tape measure, pen, paper and a knowledge of the quality of the room's insulation. You then need to calculate the cubic footage of the room and multiply this by its insulation value, adding or subtracting any relevant factors to find out the BTU. Relevant factors may include climate, sun exposure, occupancy and the purpose of the room.

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