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therm

(therm),
A unit of heat used indiscriminately for: 1) a small calorie, 2) a large calorie, 3) 1000 large calories, 4) 100,000 British thermal units.
[G. thermē, heat]

therm

(therm) a unit of heat. The word has been used as equivalent to (a) large calorie; (b) small calorie; (c) 1000 large calories; (d) 100,000 British thermal units.

therm

(therm) [Gr. therme, heat]
Any of a several units of heat.
See: MET

therm

the amount of heat input required to raise the temperature of 1000 kg of water by 1°C. One therm = 1000 kilocalories = 1 megacalorie (Mcal) = 106 megajoule.
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Kingspan Controlled Environments worked with Low Therm to provide technical support on the fixing details, and with FJB Systems on specifications and timescales for delivery; the vapour sealing details surrounding the insulation envelope were uniquely developed to provide the highest standards in the UK.
A typical residential gas heating customer using 91 therms in November, 165 therms in December and 165 therms in January would see a total bill credit of approximately $118.
With the bill credit factored in, a typical residential heating customer using 106 therms in November and 160 therms in December would see a reduction in their two-month bill to $188.
One site handles egg products with two boilers using gas oil and propane totalling 211,000 therms, whilst the other is a chicken feed mill with one boiler operating on gas oil totalling 210,000 therms.
Lot 1 constitutes University sites that consume on average above 25 000 therms per annum.
Lot 2 constitutes University sites that consume on average below 25 000 therms per annum.
Including the adjustments both the propane supply rate and the rate associated with the amortization of the UPSCA Balance, the decrease for a typical residential propane customer using 30 therms per month during the summer months and 80 therms per month during the winter months will average $17.