How to Convert Therms to KWH

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Therms, abbreviated thm, and kilowatt hours, abbreviated kWh, both measure heat energy usage in commercial settings, such as the amount of heat supplied to a building as recorded on a heating bill. The therm comes from the Greek word "therme" and equals about 29.3 kWh. Having this conversion factor allows people to change a heat energy amount from therms to kilowatt hours quickly and easily.

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  • Divide the number of therms by 0.034121412 to convert to kilowatt hours. For example, if you have 60 therms, divide 60 by 0.034121412 to get about 1,758 kWh.

  • Multiply the number of therms by 29.3 to convert to kilowatt hours. In this example, multiply 60 by 29.3 to get 1,758 kWh.

  • Check your answer with an online therms-to-kWh converter (see Resources). Enter the number of therms, and the website will display the number of kilowatt hours.

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