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British Thermal Unit (BTU)


The heater is measured in terms of British Thermal Units.
  non-metric unit of energy:  a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories
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The British thermal unit (BTU) is used in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in the UK (where it is generally only used for heating systems). Most other countries use the joule (J).
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Associated words [difficulty]:   British Thermal Unit (BTU) , ampere [4] , erg [6] , ohm [7] , joule [8]
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