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Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard McGrath Jul 25. 17 Replies

I cannot find any conversion table that translates the BTU/hr heat loss in a Manual J report to the amount of fuel required to heat the building to the design temperature.  In this case I'm using…Continue

 

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Richard McGrath replied to Dan Wise's discussion Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages
"             Estimated Fuel usage  formula .   Been using for years and has yet to be more than 5 - 10 % off .                ( Htg Load x 24 x degree days x correction factor )                …"
Jul 25
Eric Kjelshus replied to Dan Wise's discussion Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages
"I do a heat loss/gain each "bid"  some times 3 ways.   I like to use fuel usage with a good program. If not use are going to be off.    find a person who is big big and middle age they will take more AC and less…"
Jul 21
Eric Miller replied to Dan Wise's discussion Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages
"Hi Folks Elite Software, in their suite of products (which also includes a full Manual J8 product) has a tool called "Energy Audit" which models energy use very nicely. It is kinda pricey though. I used it a lot when I was wearing a…"
Jul 18
Franco Oyuela replied to Dan Wise's discussion Convert BTU/hr in a Manual J to actual fuel usages
"B-T-U https://www.heatingair.orgThe acronym stands for British Thermal Unit, which is the unit used to measure thermal (heat) energy. Specifically, it is the amount of energy needed to raise 1 pound of water 1°F at sea level. When used in…"
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