is a DTH?|
dekatherm is equal to 10 therms.
is a Therm?|| |
therm is equal to 1 CCF
billing is the standard throughout the natural gas industry because it provides
consistent billing units as gas flows from the production well to the individual
customerís meter. By billing in therms, a customer pays for the heating value
of their natural gas, not the volume of gas used.
number of therms used is determined by multiplying the CCF consumption by an "energy
factor". The "energy factor" is determined from the monthly
average BTU content of the natural gas as it is delivered through the transmission
Therm (natural gas) = 1 CCF x Energy Factor (BTU conversion factor)
of therms in comparison to grades of gasoline. A car may
get better mileage and use less gas on 93% Octane than 86%
Octane. The carís tank may hold only 20 gallons of gas,
but depending on the grade of gasoline, its performance
may be more efficient. A higher thermal factor of natural
gas means appliances may operate more efficiently and ultimately
use less volume.