BTU Calculator

The BTU Calculator can estimate the amount of BTUs you will need to heat or cool your home, based on the size and the temperature you want for your home.

Please note that this calculator can only gauge a rough estimate. You should also consider factors like efficiency decrease of the heater or air conditioner with time, the shape/type of your home or room, insulation conditions, and other factors. 1 watt is approximately 3.41214 BTU/h.

Room/House Width
Room/House Length
Ceiling Height
Insulation Condition
Temperature to Increase
or Decrease

Depending on your local winter/summer temperature,
e.g. 75F for Boston winter, 35F for Atlanta winter.

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The British Thermal Unit, or BTU, is an energy unit. It is approximately the energy needed to heat one pound of water for 1 Fahrenheit. 1 BTU = 1,055 joules. 1BTU/hour = 0.293 watt.