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What in the world is a BTU?


What in the world is a BTU?

A BTU or British Thermal Unit, is the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.  


A gallon of liquid propane contains 91,502 btu's.

A pound of liquid propane contains 21,591 btu's.   

What is a BTU?

How is this information helpful?

Knowing how many gallons of propane are in your propane tank and if you know the combined total BTU demand of each appliance you are using, then you can determine the approximate length of time that your propane inventory will last.  Don't forget to factor in the length of time each appliance may burn on any given day.

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