How to Convert Measurements to Common Units

Compare various types of energy by converting each into a common unit of measure, such as the British Thermal Unit (BTU).

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Key Concepts

  • Decide on a common unit of measure for accurate and easy-to-compare energy data.
  • Use a reliable conversion chart to calculate BTUs for each unit of measure (gallons, therms, kilowatts, etc.).
  • Combine BTUs to determine your total energy usage.