The BTUs that a cord of wood produces varies between types of wood. A cord of white oak produces 29.1 million BTUs, while a cord of white pine produces 15.9 million BTUs.Continue Reading
When burning wood as a heat source, dry wood is preferable over green wood. Green wood contains more water and produces less heat and more smoke and creosote than dry wood.
The best wood to use in fireplaces is wood that is dense or heavy, like cedar and oak, which produces little smoke and does not pop or spark. Conifers, such as spruce and pine, throw out many sparks, which could cause a fire in the home.Learn more about Thermodynamics
To cool a room with an area of 700 to 1,000 square feet, one needs 18,000 BTUs per hour. The number of BTUs needed to cool a room depends upon several factors, the most important being the area. The larger the area, the more BTUs are required.Full Answer >
Twelve thousand BTUs (British Thermal Units) per hour are equal to 1 ton of cooling capacity. A BTU is the basic measurement of thermal energy.Full Answer >
To convert BTUs to tons, find the BTU capacity of the air conditioner, and divide the BTUs by 12,000. Twelve thousand BTUs equals the amount of heat removed by an air conditioner that would melt 1 ton of ice in 24 hours, which is called the chiller refrigeration ton, according to The Engineering Toolbox.Full Answer >
Cooling a 600-square-foot room requires an air conditioner with a cooling capacity of 14,000 BTUs. Choosing a unit that is too large or small for the space results in inefficient cooling.Full Answer >